Her new series of chick lit novellas features quirky heroine, Sassy Chance, and mysterious P.I., Devlin Fox. The Bride, The Groom and Me was released August 2014. The second novella in the series, Devlin, A Date and Me, is coming soon.
When she isn’t writing, you can find her line dancing, walking the dog or working in her vegetable garden.
Janni is here today to interview Sassy Chance AND to give away a copy of Sassy’s new novel (digital copy only), THE BRIDE, THE GROOM AND ME. All you have to do to be entered to win is drop a comment in the box below.
And now, without further ado, here’s Janni (and Sassy).
Janni Nell: Welcome, Sassy. Can you tell everyone what your life was like growing up?
Sassy Chance: I was an only child in a single-parent family. Mom was always a little off-beat, so it was no surprise when she dumped me with Great-Aunt Gracie and ran off to join the circus. Poor Gracie. I was fifteen and well on my way to turning rebellion into an art form. But I hadn’t counted on how tough my great-aunt could be. I’ll always be grateful that she never gave up on me. If I amount to anything in life, it’s all down to her.
JN: Is Sassy your real name?
SC: Unfortunately, yes. My mom is off-beat, remember? I think she was hoping I’d live up to it. I’m sure I’ve disappointed her.
JN: You also have an interesting middle name. Would you like to tell us a bit more about that?
SC: Well, I don’t talk about it much. People think I’m kidding. Or worse, they laugh. My middle name is actually my mom’s maiden name. So…um…I guess you want me to tell the folks what it is. Sorry, not gonna happen. I don’t feel like being laughed at today.
JN: Who is your best friend?
SC: Amber Vincent has been my best friend since high school. The only thing that ever threatened to come between us was Ben O’Reilly. She got engaged to him. I didn’t.
JN: How would you describe your personality?
SC: Oh, I don’t know… Amber says I’m brave, caring and loyal, but she’s just being nice.
JN: Do you have a motto or code you live by?
SC: Back in high school, when things went wrong, Amber and I used to say, “Tomorrow is a leap of faith. Only the brave win.” We still say that today.
JN: What one thing would you take to a deserted island?
SC: Since Devlin is a person not a thing, I guess I can’t say him, so it would have to be my favorite pair of designer shoes. I know, I know, they’d be totally useless. But they’re pretty and they remind me of Great-Aunt Gracie.
JN: Where would you go on vacation?
SC: Anywhere I could afford. So there won’t be any vacations in my immediate future.
JN: What is your most distinguishing characteristic?
SC: Even when things get really bad, I refuse to give up. Just look at what I did to find Amber’s wedding ring in The Bride, The Groom and Me.
JN: What is your major skill or talent?
SC: This is kind of depressing, but my only real talent is for getting in trouble. I mean I just seem to attract it. The Queen of Bad Luck, that’s me.
JN: Do you have any hobbies?
SC: Not unless you count shopping.
JN: You sell shoes, if you had to pick another career, what would it be?
SC: Don’t tell Devlin, but I’d like to do what he does. He’s a sort of P.I.—unlicensed—and he’s great at martial arts. Of course, I have no skills that would be useful for a P.I. and as for martial arts… Don’t make me laugh. I trip over my own feet.
JN: What’s your favorite color?
SC: I like most colors. I don’t really have a favorite.
JN: Favorite food?
SC: Salad. That’s weird, right?
JN: Who do you love?
SC: Lots of people. My late Great-Aunt Gracie, Amber, her fiancé Ben—oops I probably shouldn’t mention him. Next question.
JN: What are your future plans?
SC: My immediate future will involve looking for another job. Knowing my luck, things won’t go smoothly.
JN: Thanks for dropping by, Sassy. I hope things turn out better than you think.
Sassy Chance, a shoe sales clerk from San Francisco, is thrilled to be her best friend’s maid of honour. Too bad Sassy is in love with the groom. If that’s not bad enough Sassy is mugged and the heirloom, one-of-a-kind wedding ring is stolen.
Enter martial arts expert Devlin Fox. After saving Sassy from the muggers, Devlin feels compelled—for reasons even he doesn’t understand—to help her search for the ring.
With only days until the wedding, their chance of finding it is slim to zero. Looks like Sassy is going to ruin her friend’s perfect day. Oh, and she’s still in love with the groom.
Photos courtesy of Janni Nell.