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*sneaks onto blog*

Oh, hello there! Yes, it’s me, ***********. The new Jaunty in town. And in case you’re wondering, that IS the exact right number of asterisks for my first and last name. Now all you have to do is figure out how many asterisks go where. And figure out the letters, too. But that shouldn’t be too hard. *grins* You guys are romance readers, after all. Intelligent people, we romance readers and writers are.

I have to tell you, I’m so honored and excited to be invited to become the newest member of the Jaunty Quills! And I’m equally as excited to get to know the Jaunty readers, too!

But first, here’s a chance for you to get to know a little more about me.

  1. I love all sorts of music. But my favorites are: Frank Sinatra, Sara Bareilles, the Foo Fighters, Jim Croce, Pavarotti, Blessid Union of Souls, Hootie & The Blowfish, Taylor Swift, Michael Buble, Jason Mraz, and Louis Armstrong.
  2. As you can see from above, I tend to lean more toward the unusual and the oldies. Maybe this is why my first love will always be to read and write love stories of the past.
  3.  I’m from Texas! (emphasis on “from”) This means no other state will ever have good Mexican food or understand the truth that Blue Bell ice cream is the best ice cream in the world. I’ll never be able to completely stop saying “y’all”, “fixin’ to”, or end my sentences with “ma’am” and “sir.” It also means that I have relatives that may or may not be hicks—that depends on whether we’re talking about my cousin who dresses in overalls, owns twenty hounds, and likes to go hog hunting or raccoon hunting for fun.
  4. I’m married. I have children. I have a dog. All of this means that I never get enough sleep and the first thing I want to do when I win the lottery is hire a maid because my house is never clean enough!
  5. I’m a sucker for romantic comedies and war movies. Yup, I’m a woman of interesting contrasts. My favorite war movies include HBO’s Band of Brothers, Men of Honor, and Defiance. My favorite romantic comedies include Two Weeks’ Notice, Love, ActuallyYou’ve Got Mail, When Harry Met Sally, Sabrina, and 27 Dresses.
  6. I was born in April, but I have another favorite month of the year during which I go a little mad.
  7. I’ve wanted to own a motorcycle and marry a man who rides a motorcycle ever since seeing Top Gun and falling in love with Maverick when I was a child. (Note: Of course, the man I marred is convinced he would die if he ever got on a motorcycle.)
  8. I own bookcases filled with nothing but books on studying other languages.
  9. I like to write about duchesses and countesses, but I also like to write about commoners, too.
  10. One of my favorite books when I was little was Little Women, although I bawled when Laurie didn’t end up with Jo. (Coincidentally, I have plans one day to write a heroine named Jo Laurie.)

 

Now it’s time to play The Guess the Jaunty contest!

As a reminder, here’s how it works.  I will blog periodically in September, giving you hints as to who I am. Each time I blog, you guys can post a comment guessing my identity.

Everyone who guesses will be entered to win a gift certificate for $50 to Amazon.com. Those who guess correctly will also be entered to win a signed copy of a book from each of us (that’s 12 signed books!). In the unlikely event that no one guesses correctly, the first person who is randomly chosen from our secret Jaunty Quill’s posts will win and get to choose her prize.

My name and the winners’ names will be revealed on Sunday, October 2nd. So visit us all through the month of September, and don’t forget to comment on all of my Guess the Jaunty blogs to enter the contest!

Good luck, and I’ll see you around the blog soon!


46 thoughts on “10 New Jaunty Author Hints

  1. Peggy Warren says:

    Jo Beverley

  2. Jane says:

    I’m going to dig a little deeper to find out who the new Jaunty author is.

  3. melanie Adkins says:

    I’m gonna guess Heather Snow!

  4. RobynDeHart RobynDeHart says:

    Okay secret Jaunty, I did not know you were from Texas. We must chat on this further. And you’re so right, Blue Bell is totally the best ice cream ever. When the Professor and I lived in TN for 4 years, I actually got tears in my eyes when we found it in a store there.

    We’re so super excited you’ve joined us and I can’t wait to read all the guesses on your secret identity.

  5. Sherie says:

    Julia London is my guess! ;-)

  6. Laurie G says:

    My guess is Cheryl Bolen.

  7. Alie says:

    Wow you told so much about yourself already, but I haven´t got a clue yet :o
    But anyhow, welcome!

  8. Fedora says:

    Welcome, new Jaunty! I will have to put my thinking cap on! Thanks for introducing yourself :)

  9. Rebekah E. says:

    Alot of infor about yourself, but I’m still lost. I guess I will have to think harder.

  10. Karyn Good says:

    Not sure yet. Will ponder some more :)

  11. Quilt Lady says:

    I have no clue but going to guess Eloisa James

  12. Serenissima says:

    Welcome, new Jaunty! My quess is, that you are Ashley March.

  13. cheryl c. says:

    I am also thinking that you might be Ashley March.

  14. catslady says:

    All my guesses were either mentioned or darn, don’t have the correct amount of letters lol. Got to put on my thinking cap!

  15. OMG, ***********, you have very eclectic tastes – in music and in movies! I’m SO looking forward to having you join our group!

  16. Shana Shana says:

    Welcome, New Jaunty! I love all of these guesses. Wouldn’t it be fun to blog with all of those authors?

    Readers, you have to make a guess to enter. If you’re right–even if someone else already guessed your choice–you are entered to win both the B&N gift card and the 12 books. If you’re wrong, you’re still entered to win the B&N gift card. How can you lose? So post a guess!

  17. Solveig says:

    I´m going to take a wild guess and say Lisa Kleypas :smile:

  18. Rebekah E. says:

    I’m also gonna quess Ashley March.

  19. Diane Sallans says:

    So far in my investigation Ashley March seems like a good bet

  20. Chelsea B. says:

    Okay. Hmmmm…. *thinks on it* …. *thinks on it some more* I am going to throw my guess in and say Ashley March :smile:

  21. Sonali N says:

    i can’t be certain but i’m leaning towards Ashley March…

  22. Jane says:

    I’m beginning to think it’s also Ashley March.

  23. Na says:

    Hi Mystery Jaunty!
    I have to admit I’m a bit stumped, but I am going to go with Olivia Drake.

  24. Mysterious Jaunty says:

    Well, well, well. Here I am, after a full day of writing and chasing around kids and…you’d think I should be Super Woman to be as busy as I am. But you guys! You’ve been busier! Of course I can’t tell you if you’re right or if you’re wrong, but I will tell you I’m looking forward to finding out for the both of us soon! ;)

  25. catslady says:

    Okay I am going to guess Ashely March and who knows, maybe Louise Penny.

  26. Laura Terhune says:

    Darn, I thought I would be the first person to guess Ashley March, but that is the most popular answer so far. Still, I’m going with it for now. I might offer a different guess later if clues lead in a different direction.

  27. Molly says:

    I think Ashley March fits, but Jaunty said the new quill was his Facebook buddy, and Ashley isn’t his friend. :( Heather Snow was a contender, but her birthday is in December.

    I don’t know…

  28. Liz V. says:

    Ashley March, although maybe Lisa Kleypas.

  29. Kirsten says:

    This is really difficult…. maybe Lisa Cooke?

  30. Alie says:

    I´m thinking Lisa Kleypas

  31. Laura G. says:

    Ashley March!

  32. Laurie G says:

    My guess would be wonderful author Diane Gaston.

  33. Blake says:

    Mary Lindsey??

  34. Fedora says:

    Hmm… could it be the lovely Ms. Ashley March?

  35. Terry Parrish says:

    :mrgreen: I’m guessing Maya Banks. Probably not her, but there it is. Hoping I’m right, though!

  36. Mariee says:

    I’m guessing Candice Hern.

  37. Diana says:

    My guess is Ashley March.

  38. catslady says:

    Still guessing – Karen Ranney?

  39. Gail says:

    Olivia Drake

  40. Kay says:

    Hi new Jaunty!
    Hva you guys noticed how manne names fit into *********** ??? It’s crazy! I’m guessing Eloisa James.

  41. melanie Adkins says:

    Ashley March

  42. Laurie G says:

    Candace Hern fits the profile.

  43. Sherie says:

    I am changing my pick to Ashley March! Cannot wait to read her new book!

  44. DeborahR says:

    I’m guessing Ashley March

  45. donna ann says:

    I’m another guessing it’s Ashley March :)

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