Jeanne Arnold, my guest at An Author’s Desk this week, is a debut author at Champagne. Stubborn was released last week at Champagne Books. Jeanne is an author of young adult romance. At a young age she found her creative outlet in art, and for years her fictional characters came to life in drawings and paintings, until they demanded a voice. Now they grace the pages of her stories. Jeanne shares her time with her fictional teenage counterparts and her human family in Central New York. Her debut young adult romance Stubborn is available everywhere and The Haunt of Thirteen Curves will be released in June.
I’ve always written at the kitchen table where I stare out the wall of windows at my forever marsh. I woke up one day to the sun bathing the table and captured my morning desk in this photo. I’ve tried to work in an office but it’s too confining, so I prefer to tolerate the bustling house noise as opposed to sitting in a square box. I write from early morning until the Late Show almost every day. It’s impossible to have guests stay over and still keep my office open. When meals come around, I get kicked out. But I wouldn’t have it any other way. As long as I’ve got a fragrant vase of inspiration and a cup of Starbuck’s coffee, I’m good.
Stubborn is a young adult romance set in present day Williston, North Dakota, the epicenter of America’s latest and most explosive oil boom, and a place that is near and dear to my heart. Check out the Blurb and cover.
With a train ticket, a bad attitude, and an unfortunate scribbling of obscenities across her forehead, seventeen-year-old Avery Ross is tossed out of the frying pan and into the fire when she’s sent from New York to the vast oil field region of North Dakota. When a green-eyed boy with a sultry Texan accent comes to her defense, Avery has no clue that his actions will lead her into a passion-charged summer, full of temptation and loss.
Defiant and relegated to work at her aunt’s boarding house, Avery discovers a connection between her aunt and the striking boy. He and his brothers are seeking revenge for the wrongful death of their sibling, and Avery becomes entangled in their battle over oil rights, loyalty, and love. Avery falls for the brooding, younger brother, Gabriel Halden, against her aunt’s forewarnings and creates more tribulations than any of them could anticipate.
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