Friday, 29 June 2012

The One-Link Lowdown on...Jane Toombs.

My guest today is writer Jane Toombs. Born in California, she now lives in the beautiful Upper Peninsula on the shore of Lake Superior. She's written more than eighty books in both paper and electronic formats for publishers such as Silhouette, Zebra, Harlequin and Avon. Her latest, Deception’s Bride, is a historical romance that will be up on Amazon shortly as an ebook from Books We Love. Ltd. Welcome, Jane!

If you could retrieve one thing from your childhood, what would it be? 

My diaries.

Whats on your bedside table/nightstand? 

Meds for the next day, bottle of water, Kleenex, clock.

Whats your favourite piece of music?

Practically anything by Glen Miller (Yeah, I go waaay back)

They say vintage style is very fashionable at the moment, though! Jane, what's your favourite sandwich, and where in the world is the best place to eat it? 

Peanut butter-banana sandwich on marble rye at my kitchen table while working a crossword puzzle.

Which household chore would you happily give up for ever?

Changing the cat’s sandbox.

Ewww...I'm with you on that one. Jane, what talent or skill would you love to have that you dont have now?

I’d love to be able to sing in tune.

What drives you seriously nuts?

Mindless drivel instead of intelligent conversation.

Sadly, there's an awful lot of it around these days. Which animal do you think youre most like, and why?

I’d like to be like a cat, except I‘m clumsy and cats aren’t. But I do tend to be picky abut friends and tend to be a loner. Although I like being petted by the right person.

Whats the best review you've ever had?

I’d say from my writing instructor, a published mystery writer who told me Tule Witch, the book I’d finished and he’d critiqued in class, was good enough so that he was willing to send it to his agent. (He did, it sold to Avon and that was my first published book in 1973.)

That would be pretty hard to top, I'd imagine! Jane, last question - if you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?

I’d like to be taller. Short people are often at a disadvantage.

Very true. I'd like to be a little taller, too. As they say, size matters! Readers, you can find out more about Jane's books at today's One-Link, her website.  Thanks so much for being my guest today, Jane. Good luck with all your future projects!


  1. Nice to meet you, Jane. Since I've seen your name many times over the years, I wanted to say hello. I think you could be me--I love to be petted, I love peanut butter any way, I do crossword puzzles, I have short hair, I wear glasses...and I also go waaaaay back.
    Take care!

  2. Hey, Celia, happy to hear you understand where I'm coming from. Since you took the time to comment, would you like a CD (read only) of excerpts from my recent books? I'd need a snail-mail addy, if so. Have no fear I'll use it for anything other than sending the CD. Jane

  3. Celia, great to see you as always! Thanks for coming over to visit Jane.

    Jane, it's been great getting to know you, even if only slightly! Thanks for being my guest. :)

    Jane x

  4. Jane T.--sure, I'd love to read samples of your writing. Email me here-- celiayeary AT Yahoo DOT COM
    so I can reply to your email and give you my snail mail address. Thanks.