As part of our countdown to Readers & ‘ritas 2017, our
Author interview series helps you get to know the authors joining us in
Texas on November 10-12. Read on to get acquainted with Mika Jolie, and purchase your tickets to meet her in person at Readers &
What book made you fall in love with the genre you write?
It was The Passionate Lover by Carole Mortimer under Harlequin
Presents. I found it at used bookstore, and from that moment, I was hooked.
I’d count the day for her releases and stay up all night and read. For me,
the contemporary romance genre tackles a myriad of relatable issues that
women deal with on this beautiful journey called life. But also, at the
heart of those novels is learning to forgive, discovering something new, and
loving the men in our lives, our families, and our friends.
If a movie were made of your most recent book, who would you cast in
the lead and why?
Lance Parker is my Dean. He was my muse while I was writing THE BOY FRIEND.
I actually have a whole page on my website dedicated to
What was the first story you ever wrote?
I think I was 13 and it was called Chucks . . . an ode to my great
pair of Converse sneakers.
If you could change the ending to any famous book, TV show, or
movie, what would it be and how would you rewrite it? (Spoiler alert!)
Hmm probably How I Met Your Mother. Once Robin and Barney became a
couple, I found myself rooting for them. In my revised version, they’d
stayed married, and he would follow her when she gets her dream job. And
instead of the mother being a small part of the story, I’d make the season
ending about Ted and Tracy.
What is your favorite part of meeting your readers (and new
Where do I begin? There’s nothing like the ability to actually see the
person live, to talk, laugh, to discuss characters that moved and provoked
You can meet Mika Jolie and more
fabulous authors at Readers & ‘ritas this November! Readers &
a weekend getaway for book-loving ladies like you. Our guests of honor this
year are Sherrilyn Kenyon, Marie Bostwick, and Cathy Maxwell! Join us at the Hilton Garden
Inn in Allen,
Texas, November 10-12 for:
Visit our events website to find all the details and purchase
- A private signing with all of our authors
- Raffle baskets benefiting Genesis Women’s Shelter
- Panels and discussions in the author lounge
- Signature bags stuffed with free books and swag
- The Annual Fresh Fiction Awards and after party with a gaming
- Delicious meals with an author host at every table!
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