Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Interview with Jena C. Henry, author of The Golden Age of Charli

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Inside the Book:

The Golden Age of Charli

Title: The Golden Age of Charli 
Author: Jena C. Henry 
Publisher: iUniverse 
Genre: Fiction 
Format: Ebook/Paperback

Charlotte McAntic spent her thirties, forties, and even fifties in peace and harmony aligning her marriage, mortgage, careers, and children. As she stumbles into a new phase of life—also known as the Golden Years—Charli cannot help but wonder where the gold and her husband, Pud, are hiding. Pud is happily cruising down the retirement path that, for him, leads straight to the golf course. While Charli spends her days at home cleaning out closets and the basement, she yearns to gaze deeply into Pud's blue eyes and remember all the reasons why she fell in love with him thirty years ago. Unfortunately, the only thing Pud is eying is the next fairway. Knowing there is more to savor in retirement than silver-hair shampoos, senior discounts, and hernia surgery, Charli embarks on a quest to do whatever it takes to spend retirement in the embrace of the man she loves. But is it too late for happily ever after? In this humorous novel, a high-energy wife and her solid guy must learn to adjust to a new chapter in their lives and find their way back into each other's hearts after their retirement begins with a jolt.  


What was the craziest or insane thing that happened to you in the book publishing process? 

I have enjoyed learning what to do at each step in the process. And I am blessed that everything went smoothly with my first book. Here’s one thing I tried, that I decided afterwards was a mistake. Right after I received copies of my book, my hubby and I were eating lunch at a bistro and there were a group of gals at a nearby table having a lady’s day out. Hubs and I decided I should walk over and introduce myself and give them a copy of my book. I thought it would be a fun and friendly thing to do. They thought I was weird and pushy. So- no more glomming on to strangers for me! But I would be interested to know if this has worked for other authors. 

How about the social networks? Which ones do you believe help and which ones do you wish you could avoid? 

I love the social networks!! Twitter is my favorite. I have made so many real friends. Other authors have been encouraging and positive. I have also learned so much about the book biz by reading other pros’ blogs. I spend 4-6 hours a day on Twitter and Facebook, and writing my own blog. 

What is one thing you’d like to jump on the rooftop and scream about? 

“Come drink wine with me and let’s talk about books!” 

What is something people may be surprised to know about you? 

I tried oysters and caviar for the first time this year, and loved them both.

What are 10 words that best describe you?  

Happy, friendly, positive, pretty, smart, witty, determined, creative, even-tempered, homebody. You asked! Thank you for the interesting questions and for the opportunity to connect with your readers. 

     Meet the Author:

Jena C. Henry holds a juris doctor degree from the University of Akron, presents writing workshops, and loves good times with friends. Now retired, Jena and her husband, Alan, live in tropical Ohio where they enjoy their two adult children and extended family, friends, and darling dog. This is the first book in The Golden Age of Charli series.


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