Tuesday, November 20, 2012

“When I’m not writing…” with Darynda Jones

Darynda Jones

Today’s guest is Darynda Jones, author of the Charley Davidson series. It’s a fun, snarky series that Lili and Christine (a previous contributor) have raved about so we’re very excited to have Darynda visiting the blog! She’s joining us today as part of her blog tour for the newest Charley Davidson book, FOURTH GRAVE BENEATH MY FEET, which came out on October 30.

Keep reading to find out what Darynda Jones does when she’s not writing!



Hmmmm, when I am not writing, I am usually thinking about writing. However, there is this little thing called life that I have to deal with on a daily basis, oddly enough. Thus, other stuff creeps in. Like laundry. And dishes. *shutters*

Still, putting housework aside, there always seems to be about 137 things that need to be done daily. Even if I am not writing, I am at my computer for more than 75% of my day. I do lots of guest blogs. I do the social networking thing, which I love WAY too much. I am slightly addicted to Pinterest and searching out pictures of Jeremy Renner. Darn that man.

Also, a very important part of my day is my morning workout. It lasts anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour and a half. I am very committed to getting into shape, not just for my shape but for my health. I have the strangest things wrong with me, half of which would be solved by shedding the saddlebags. So that is a new-ish goal. So far I’ve lost 23 pounds, lol. That new wardrobe is THIS close!

In my free *snort* time, I love to read or watch TV. I love watching seasons of TV series so I can study all the different arcs the writers have weaved in. Buffy is a prime example, as is Firefly, Castle, The Gilmore Girls, Supernatural, Game of Thrones . . . there are so many. But I love studying the character, episode, season, and series arcs. They are all so fascinating and each serve a completely different purpose. I believe that if I can understand and incorporate all of those arcs into my work, I can write a better book, a goal I strive for always.


Thanks for visiting us, Darynda, and have fun with the rest of your blog tour!

For more information about Darynda and her books, check out her website or follow her on Facebook and Twitter.

For more information about Darynda’s tour, click on the banner below:

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Darynda Jones Fourth Grave Beneath My FeetThe fourth in this fun and sexy New York Times bestselling paranormal series: “If you enjoy Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum, you will certainly enjoy Charley Davidson!” —Suspense Magazine

Sometimes being the grim reaper really is that. Grim. And since Charley’s last case went so awry, she has taken a couple months off to wallow in the wonders of self-pity. But when a woman shows up on her doorstep convinced someone is trying to kill her, Charley has to force herself to rise above. Or at least get dressed. She quickly realizes something is amiss when everyone the woman knows swears she’s insane. The more they refute the woman’s story, the more Charley believes it.

In the meantime, the sexy, sultry son of Satan, Reyes Farrow, has been cleared of all charges. He is out of prison and out of Charley’s life, as per her wishes and several perfectly timed death threats. But his absence has put a serious crimp in her sex life. While there are other things to consider, like the fact that the city of Albuquerque has been taken hostage by an arsonist, Charley is having a difficult time staying away. Especially when it looks like Reyes may be involved. Just when life was returning to normal, Charley is thrust back into the world of crime, punishment, and the devil in blue jeans.

Purchase: Amazon | Book Depository

You should also check out the rest of Charley Davidson series.
Click on the cover for our thoughts.

Darynda Jones First Grave on the RightDarynda Jones For I Have SinnedDarynda Jones Second Grave on the LeftDarynda Jones Third Grave Dead Ahead


Do you guys have suggestions for who you’d like to see featured on the blog? If so, you can make your suggestions on this page. No guarantees that your favorite authors will be able to participate but we’ll try!

Authors, would you like to visit and share with us? Please email me at jennblogs (at) gmail (dot) com and we’ll set it up!


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Born and raised in the Toronto area, Jenn is now in northeast England after a 10 year stop in St. John's, Newfoundland.

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21 People left their mark on ““When I’m not writing…” with Darynda Jones”

  1. Becky

    Thank you Darynda for all the books you have written they great.Congrats on the wieght loss its very diffcult and its great your doing it. Keep writing and well keep reading.

  2. Rebe

    Congratulations on the weightloss, Darynda!! That’s a lot of hard work! And I love the series – can’t wait to read 4th Grave!

  3. Mary Davis

    You are so much better than I am… I think about working out for 30-90 mins a day. Keep it up, new wardrobe sounds like an awesome goal.

  4. Amber Hughes

    Congratulations to you Darynda on the weight loss! That is awesome! Pinterest can be very addicting for sure. I can’t allow myself to go on there too often. LOL!

    Great post!

  5. Marie Brown

    Congrats on your weight loss! Your Charley Davidson series is one of my favorite series. I love the characters and the sassiness of Charley and Reyes is pure sin! *weg* I will be looking forward to all your other creations in the future!

  6. Criches6

    Congratulations on your weight loss, Darynda! And thanks for this interview; I love knowing what goes on behind the scenes with writers.

  7. awilliams

    Thanks Darynda for another great interview and the insight into your time when you’re not writing! I am really looking forward to Fifth Grave. And congrats on the weight loss and getting in shape – I need to take a page from your book and get fit myself! Best wishes for your continued success!

  8. Jacki C.

    Darynda – great job on your weight-loss! I need to get my butt moving and get some pounds (okay acres of pounds) off. It’s nice to see that you do “normal” stuff during the day – I envisioned you sitting in a chaise lounge eating bon-bons 😉


  9. Aurian

    Thanks for the guestpost Darynda, I am currently reading the third book, and enjoying it. I hope you reach your goals and get healthier soon.

  10. Tiffany Rarrick

    Wish I could lose the weight but my GOD I LOVE THE FOOD!!!! I swear why make it soo good if it’s soo bad kinda like Reyes. My Son and Me just love supernatural watch it all the time.

  11. Misty Speer

    Great blog post Darynda and way to go on the weight loss! I am in the same boat and have recently decided that if I could get my act together and take better care of myself maybe I can avoid the doctor’s office. Keep up the good work and thanks for your terrific writing!

  12. okcatherine

    I am so happy for you, Darynda. Getting in shape is an awesome goal. You will feel so much better. Now if only I could live vicariously through you, and drop some pounds also. I can’t even imagine where you find the time with all that you do. Kudos! You are an awesome author and inspiration for all your fans.

  13. burbanette

    I need your motivation, Darynda! I seem to enjoy reading your books and drinking my wine more so than working out! I can’t decide which is worse for my health….When I get done with the next chapter or next glass of wine, I will ponder on this! Great interview!

  14. Jary

    I wish I had your motivation! Great Interview. Funny, sarcastic, Coffee Loving Kick Ass Chick, What is there not to love? Did I mention super hot Reyes!!

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