1) Tell me a little bit about you?
I’m a mum of two girls who lives in Manchester with my husband. I write romantic comedies and am also an avid reader. I have my own blog and also review for Novelicious.
2) What do you love about Christmas?
I love the build-up to Christmas – the excitement as the day grows closer, decorating the tree and watching Christmas films. I also love doing Christmas crafts, either with or for my children.
And sprouts. I love sprouts.
3) What do you hate about Christmas?
I’m not such a fan of the cooking on Christmas Day! It takes forever and I find it so stressful getting everything timed right.
4) What is your favourite Christmas book?
I always read The Night Before Christmas and Another Night Before Christmas (by Carol Ann Duffy) on Christmas Eve with my daughters. Just for myself though, my favourite is Miracle On Regent Street by Ali Harris.
5) What is your favourite Christmas song?
Ooh, tough question. I adore Christmas songs! If I had to pick it’d be Slade’s Merry Christmas Everybody.
6) What was your best Christmas?
In 2011, my family and I went to New York over Christmas. I’d always wanted to go – and at Christmas – ever since I first watched Home Alone 2: Lost In New York. It was brilliant (and I did get lost too). Taking my kids to see Santa at Macy’s and having a trip around Central Park in a horse-drawn carriage on Christmas morning was amazing!
7) What was your best Christmas present?
It was probably my bike when I was a kid. It was pink (best colour ever) and looked massive compared to my old one. I took it out on Christmas morning and ended up bumping into next door’s (parked) car.
8) What was your worst Christmas present?
I can’t think of any bad ones. I must be really lucky!
9) Describe your ideal Christmas:
At home with my family, preferably with somebody brought in to cook. The kids’ toys wouldn’t have a million tags to deal with before they could play with them and we wouldn’t run out of batteries.
10) What do you want for Christmas this year?
New pyjamas. I love new pyjamas, whatever the occasion.
11) Where can we find you?
Thank you Jennifer for taking part in this Q&A. Jennifer Jocye has a wonderful Christmas book out at the moment find out more below:A Beginner's Guide To Christmas Published by Self-Published on 6th November 2014
Genres: Chicklit, Christmas, Contemporary
Amazon UK, Amazon US
Festive short story.
Ruth usually spends Christmas curled up on her parents’ sofa, watching feel-good movies whilst being fed festive food and drink until she can no longer move. But Ruth’s perfect Christmas is shattered when her mum receives a DIY-induced injury and Ruth is forced to take over the preparations.
Shopping. Cooking. A house full of hyped-up kids.
Christmas may no longer be the most wonderful time of the year.