Interview with author Jolie Day

With Yael Waknin

Questions for author Jolie Day

1 – Have you always wanted to be a writer?

No. I never even thought about becoming a writer. Writing found me rather than the other way around. (TBH, it’s a bit of a mess! I’m not sure I should even be hangin’ around these parts. But hey, let’s make the best of it and see)  

2 – When you start a series of books – do you know in advance who the couples who will appear in the following books will be? Do you know what the plot will be?

Typically, I start with two names. I have a general idea of the story and what the overarching plot for the series might be. As I develop each story, the details always change and evolve. Suddenly, everything seems crystal clear—or at least it does to me. It’s endlessly fascinating and oddly intriguing at the same time.

3 – Did you write a book and decide not to publish it?

Many! Too many. I even have audiobooks perfectly produced and ready hidden in my secret drawer. You need a key, a code word, and secret handshake to access them.

4 – Is there a topic you will never write about? If so, what is it?

I strive to create stories that are uplifting. While I believe it’s important to tackle serious issues and explore complex emotions in romance literature, there are some topics that are simply too dark for the type of stories that I write. Maybe someday I’ll tackle a heavier topic, but for now, I’ll leave that to the pros.

5 – By what do you choose a cover for a book?

I’ve got one rule and one rule only: the guy better be hotter than a freshly baked cherry pie. Who wouldn’t want a slice of that, am I right? But I digress… As far as my discreet cartoony covers go, I’m all about capturing the sizzle and fun dynamic between the characters.

6 – Where did you get the inspiration for the stories?

It typically starts with a small RL detail that somehow touched me.

7 – Who is your favorite couple you wrote about?

Miles and Rose in “Faking It with the Billionaire Next Door.” They are enemies. Rose hates him (and many of my readers do too). Come on, guys, give the guy a break—he’s just a cheeky, bold, and fun-loving guy who knows how to push her buttons. To this day, Miles is one of my favorites. It’s always a treat to bring him back as a side character.

I won’t spoil anything, I’m already knee-deep in my next romcom, and I’m head over heels for this new couple, who might just steal the crown from Miles and Rose…

8 – How long does it take you to write one book?

Up to one year.

9 – What is your favorite genre to read?


10 – Who are your favorite writers?

Andy Weir

11- If you could turn one of your books into a movie – which book would you choose?

Oh my goodness, glad you asked! My friends-to-lovers romcom “Crushing on My Billionaire Best Friend” would make the PERFECT romcom movie. A curvy, nerdy heroine who’s secretly in love with her sinfully hot jock best friend, and accidentally asks him to be her first… Cue swoon-worthy scene of them riding on the back of his motorcycle—I can already hear the audience’s collective sighs and “awws.”

P.S. The good thing here is that it’s a series starter and we could then turn the rest of the books into movies too. Oh, it’s not too much at all! It’s just basic math, really. Who doesn’t love a good romcom franchise? You’re a genius for asking, my friend! Where do I sign?


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About the author

USA Today Bestselling Author Jolie Day writes contemporary romance and romantic comedies. She has a soft spot for writing about the swoon-worthy man who wears a business suit during the day and revs up his biker gear at night. He’s got a quick wit, a devil-may-care attitude, and he’d go to the ends of the earth to win her heart. He’s like a knight in shining armor—except instead of a horse, he’s got a Harley.

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