Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Interview with Jessica Scott of Homefront!

Jessica Scott has a new spin off series…and she is here to talk about it! Welcome to the blog Jessica!

Lexi: I can’t tell you how excited I am about your new series which is a spinoff of your Coming Home series and that it is set in Fort Hood! My brother was stationed there for a while so when I read about places I know I feel more connected to them. How do you pick your series locations, what connects you to them?

I tend to write where I am. Maybe I'm just that kind of writer but if I can't visualize the place, I have a hard time getting things out on paper. My new adult is set at a "prestigious private university in the Southeast". Though I don't name it in the series, everyone can probably guess where it's at, lol!

Lexi: Homefront is book one in the new HomeFront Series. You have a Sergeant going into battle, a battle to win his ex-wife back. Unfortunately divorce is only too real for much of our population and can be an event shrouded in emotions. What did you want to make sure Sergeant Sorren goes through in his fight for his wife?

He just seemed like the guy who would want to fix the mistakes in his life. And when he and Mel got divorced, it was one big mistake that he let hang on for, well, 15 years. And the fact that Mel is tired of doing everything alone ads to the challenge. She wanted help with their daughter. She wasn't planning on falling for her ex again, either. 

Lexi: You have brief blurbs written about the next two books in the series, Captain Sarah Anders and Captain Sal Bello. So we know we are lucky enough to have a trilogy, do you hope to add to that number and do you have ideas for more characters to find love at Fort Hood?

I'm not sure if there will be more books at Hood or not. I've got a couple of characters tooling around in my head but after Sal, I honestly can't say. Once I start working through his book, though, I'll have a better sense of things. More to follow, as we say. 

Lexi: Your writing tells stories that are real and happen to those in our armed forces but along with the reality you give us happy endings. We all know happy endings make us happy to read them, but what is it about happy endings that draws your pen to them?

There's more than enough sadness and tragedy in the news. I don't need to add to it. I wanted to tell stories with HEAs primarily because research shows that soldiers who have good support systems are more likely to overcome their struggles. So I'm telling those stories and hoping that someone out there reading them who might be struggling will make just one more effort to get help. 

Lexi: Well your writing continues to draw us readers to you, please keep writing! Congratulations on the release ofHomefront!

Thanks so much for having me, Lexi!

24737802Title: Homefront
Series:  Homefront #1
Author: Jessica Scott 
Format:  eBook, 256 pages
Published: April 7, 2015 by Jessica Scott
He's always loved her...

First Sergeant Gale Sorren waited a war and half a lifetime for a chance to get stationed near the ex-wife who left him years ago. When he finally musters the courage to see her, the life he imagined she was living was nothing close to the reality.

She's never stopped loving him...

Melanie never stopped worrying about Gale each time he headed off to war. But he's never been there when she needed him and she's had fifteen years to steel her heart against him.

But when Gale moves to Fort Hood, he finally has a chance to make things right with Melanie and the daughter she raised without him.

Can Mel trust her heart to a man who has always let her down?
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About the Author:
USA Today Bestselling author Jessica Scott is a career army officer, mother of two daughters, three cats and three dogs, wife to a career NCO and wrangler of all things stuffed and fluffy. She is a terrible cook and even worse housekeeper, but she's a pretty good shot with her assigned weapon and someone liked some of the stuff she wrote. Somehow, her children are pretty well adjusted and her husband still loves her, despite burned water and a messy house.

She's also written for the New York Times At War Blog, PBS Point of View Regarding War, and IAVA. She deployed to Iraq in 2009 as part of OIF/New Dawn and has had the honor of serving as a company commander at Fort Hood, Texas twice.

She's pursuing a graduate degree in Sociology in her spare time and most recently, she's been featured as one of Esquire Magazine's Americans of the Year for 2012.  http://www.jessicascott.net/

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