What’s UP Wednesday???


It’s been AGES since I did this!! So happy 😀

SUPAH fun meme started by Jaime Morrow and Erin Funk. Drop by their place to see the full list of people participating and/or to jump in yourself 😉

What I’m Reading:


When my brain and heart hurt from YA angst, I read regency. This book was written by a friend of a friend, and once Mike saw a ship on the cover, he was like – We’re reading this one together! So we are. It’s slow going, but I’m writing like MAD, so this is about my speed right now. So far? Super fun. Also. Wanna learn how to up the sexual tension between your characters w/o a lot of touching or sex? (at least at first) read regency b/c they aren’t hardly allowed to LOOK at one another, and still, TENSION…


What I’m Writing:

I’m writing like crazy on Mia Josephs books right now ;-D For the Love of Music series. One is out (Blurring the Lines). The second is getting ready for beta #2 (Chasing the Music), and the third I’m drafting (Finding the Dream). I’m looking forward to jumping back into one of my YAs, but it’ll probably be a month or so.

What Else I’m Up To:

My husband was adopted and we were only VERY recently (July) allowed access to original documents for him to find his birth family. We did. And they’d been looking for him for a very long time. Needless to say, it’s been overwhelming and fun and awesome and exciting and all of those good things. His birth dad made a trip up to Alaska almost immediately, and we got to meet him, his wife, and Mike’s brother who is a college student in California. We figure that Mike didn’t have his toys torn up my Matt and Matt wasn’t forced to wear a big brother’s hand-me-downs, so it’s a win 😉 Mike also has three sisters In Idaho and Utah we’re hoping to meet this fall!! And has chatted with his birth mother and several other family members. So yeah. Exciting stuff! (Also my hardback released early, so we had to take a fieldtrip to Barnes while the new family visited)

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What inspires me?

I’m in this Facebook group online, and people are always talking about writer’s block, and how to get excited about jumping into edits or revisions or simply working on drafting their MS. RIght now the soundtrack to Luther is inspiring me (my YA anyway) and the Black Keys are helping me with my Mia books. Also. PINTEREST. I’m serious. I love Pinterest. I’m visual, so having boards that help me gather my thoughts on my books is beyond awesome.

Also. Hard work. I talk about that here.

What have you all been up to lately??

~ Jo


Published by Jolene Perry

Hiker. Occasional Yogi. Equestrian. Couch potato. Music lover. Mediocre guitar player. Sailor. Tailor. Home body. Traveler. Enjoys suffering from being interested in everything. Co-founder and instructor at Waypoint Author Academy. Rep'd by Amy Bishop of Dystel, Goderich, and Bourret.

17 thoughts on “What’s UP Wednesday???

  1. What a great point about regency novels. Now I feel like I need to read some regency for homework. Very enjoyable homework.

    That’s so awesome that your husband reconnected with his birth parents and that you’re enjoying getting to know new family members. I can’t even imagine how exciting that would be!

    Hope the writing goes well this week!

  2. You make me want to pick up this book. I enjoy a good Regency novel, and you’re right, definitely gives some pointers for the tension 😉

    And wow for your husband reuniting with his birth parents, that must be such a whirlwind of emotions and an exciting time for you all!

    Hope you have a great week (writing and everything else :-))

  3. I’ve got to agree about pinterest. So much inspiration! But I go on and can’t get off, so I have to turn it into an occasional treat.

    It’s so cool your husband reunited with his birth family. I’m glad it has been such a positive experience. Have a fantastic week!

  4. Editing. That’s it. 🙂

    That’s such a cool story with Mike. It’s hard to imagine what it feels like to find out you have those brothers/sisters out there. I suppose for somebody who’s been adopted, you probably expect you might have siblings somewhere, but that’s different than when it all becomes real.

    1. As You Are by Sarah Eden was the last one I wrote, and the TENSION between the two characters was brilliant, and they didn’t even hardly touch for most of the book. I learn SO much by reading her books.

  5. wow, congrats to your husband, that’s amazing! Sounds like you have a lot writing going on as well, must be a busy time. I love regency era books and need to read more, if you have an recs I’d love to hear them!

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