Interview with romance novelist Joy Frawley

Today’s spotlight shines on novelist Joy Frawley. She’s doing a
virtual book tour with Goddess Fish Promotions for her time travel romance
novel, Two Worlds, Two Men.

During her tour, Joy will be awarding a $25 Amazon or Barnes and Noble gift
card to a lucky winner. To be entered for a chance to win, use the form below. To increase your chances of winning, feel free
to visit her other tour stops and enter there, too!



Bio:
Joy
Frawley is an author and writer of the upcoming romance novella; Two Worlds, Two Men published by
Resplendence Publishing. Joy lives in beautiful Traverse City, Michigan
relishing in living the life of the classic “townie” with her two dogs Piggs
and Diggs. You can reach her at joyfrawley@gmail.com
or joyfrawley.com.



Welcome, Joy. Please tell us about your
current release.

Two
Worlds, Two Men
is a time travel romance. Jocelyn Stewart goes on holiday to
Edinburgh, Scotland and has a passionate romance bloom with her innkeeper,
Neely. While sightseeing in town, Jocelyn begins to go back into time to her
medieval lover Sir Colin Campbell whom she had no recollection of having been
his mistress. Both men own a piece of Jocelyn’s heart and as the story unfolds
she must choose which life and which man she wants to be with.

What inspired you to write this book?

I was basically enlightened with the storyline and characters one
afternoon out of nowhere! It was quite amazing and not wanting to forget all
the details I began writing immediately.

Excerpt:

Jocelyn
looked around for the driver who was supposed to be waiting for her arrival
with a sign. She had hired someone to pick her up because, as an American and
first-time visitor to Scotland, she had figured it would be less stressful.
She
didn’t see the driver anywhere; then, just as she started feeling nervous, she
saw a man holding a sign with her name on it. And what a man he was! He was
broad shouldered, strong and had dark brown hair with reddish tints. He exuded
masculinity like some cologne, and even across the airport, she thought she
could smell it. Smoothing her unruly hair, she started to walk over to him.
The
man, seeing her approach him, took a step toward her. “Are you, Jocelyn?”
When
he spoke her name, she found herself frozen in place unable to respond. She’d
heard this voice before; she knew this voice. This man spoke her name exactly
like the dream she had had all those years ago! She had been stirred awake in
bed by a voice of a man, who spoke her name with a Scottish accent. His voice
was gentle and low; as if he wanted to gain her attention, but not cause her
alarm. Jocelyn had clutched the sheets to her chest and stared out into the
darkness of her bedroom almost feeling his intimate presence beside her. She
lifted her hand up to her ear having sworn his warm breath had brushed her
skin. Jocelyn remembered she had turned her head, anxiously, toward the pillow
next to her and almost thought she would be looking into the eyes of a
stranger; yet she had not been frightened. This man, his voice, somehow
comforted her.
Now,
she stood in the airport and caught her breath as she faced the man before her.
Her eyes searched his face for something; though what it was she wasn’t sure.
Jocelyn felt her heart beating so fast she was certain the man could hear it as
memories flooded her mind of that night so long ago when he or someone spoke
her name in the darkness. Was that the reason for her vacation to Scotland? Was
she unconsciously trying to find the man?

What exciting story are you working on
next?
I am currently working on a non-fiction book about how to overcome
self-defeating thoughts and pursue your passions. I had no background in
writing when I started this book and no one, including myself, had much faith
initially that I would ever become published. But I pursued it anyways and
achieved positive results by changing my attitude and thought process. I want
to encourage other aspiring writers, and anyone else, to feel that satisfaction
in their own life. I recently did a speaking engagement to aspiring writers and
shared several of the points from my next book and it was rewarding to hear
their feedback.

When did you first consider yourself a
writer?

I considered myself a writer when I began submitting my work to writing
competitions. At that point I was pretty much only writing with myself as an
audience. However, once I started sending my work to romance competitions it
dawned on me that I was beginning to take writing seriously and that I was
thinking further ahead than just this one book.

Do you write full-time? If so, what’s
your work day like? If not, what do you do other than write and how do you find
time to write?

I was, up to recently, working almost 50 hour workweeks. However, I am now
writing full time. I have been blessed to have an incredible man in my life
that helps me manage this and is immensely supportive. Once Two Worlds Two Men
got released my writing work load got very demanding as far as my time and
accessibility. I have had several articles, podcasts and other marketing
opportunities arise the past couple months and I do not envy authors who have
to juggle it all with working full time. I admire their endurance because my
accessibility has been a very big bonus to me for the initial book release and
all its marketing.

What would you say is your interesting
writing quirk?

If I get stressed while working on a project I will whip up some
nachos to help me regain my focus. If I was stranded on a desert island and
could only pick one food to eat the rest of my days it would be nachos. I am
not certain the nachos actually help me regain focus, but I am sticking to that
story.

As a child, what did you want to be when
you grew up?
Anything but an author! I thought writers were old men who had
white messy hair, glasses, wore outdated vests and smelled like mothballs. I am
not quite sure where that concept came from, but I do recall having that
opinion of authors when I was a little girl. I am glad to say I have since
lifted that belief which is good considering I am absolutely nothing like that
description.

Anything additional you want to share
with the readers?

Two
Worlds, Two Men
is a fun read that I hope brings entertainment and a few chuckles
to readers. Even if it doesn’t bring world peace or cure global warming I
believe romance books are popular for a reason. They bring us what we all
occasionally crave which is an escape. An escape to a world different than our
own. Two Worlds Two Men offers that escape to not one, but two, worlds and I
hope you enjoy it!
Thanks, Joy!

7 thoughts on “Interview with romance novelist Joy Frawley

  1. Ally Swanson says:

    I liked the excerpt best and then the interview. This book sounds like such an interesting and intriguing read. I will totally have to add this book to my "to-read" list.

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