Jaycee Weaver lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico, with her amazing husband, three daughters, a crazy shih-tzu, and a dwarf rabbit. When she’s not writing, she’s probably in hot pursuit of her 90 million other hobbies or shuttling the kids around. Jaycee loves to read books in multiple genres, drink too much coffee (honestly, when are they going to make the coffee IV a real thing?!), sing, take landscape and floral photos, sew, cook, bake, and craft nearly anything. She considers herself a recovering perfectionist and sometimes hot mess. She does her best to live her faith in action, being open, honest, and real; letting God be Lord over the good, the bad, and the ugly even when it’s hard.
PM: First off – yay! Another coffee lover, welcome to my world! I absolutely adore coffee, what is your favorite way to drink it?
JW: In the morning, I like it with a splash of Sweet & Creamy Almond creamer, or maybe the occasional fun flavor if I can get it in the almond or real cream kind. In the afternoon, though, it has to be iced! Mmmmm!
PM: If you could be a superhero, what would you want your superpowers to be?
JW: I’d be all about cloning myself at will, connected by my brain so I know what’s going on but the clones can do all the stuff I’m too busy for! LOL!
PM: Do you write stories more from your own experiences, or do you spend a lot time doing research on the type of characters your creating?
JW: I actually don’t do a ton of research outside of technical details to support the characters/stories/situations I’m working on at any given time. Whatever Can new Our Way actually required the most research of any of my books. Most of the time, the stories come in pieces and the characters sort of write themselves. I use research to make sure I’m consistent and authentic, but being a people person with a whole lot of psychology in degree, writing lifelike characters comes fairly naturally.
PM: I want to hear about your crazy shih-tzu, as I was blessed to have one of those for many years. His name was Charlie and he was a highlight of our family! I miss him dearly.
JW: Oscar is our bossy little baby boy. He’s three and very vocal and opinionated (like the rest of us)! Haha! He loves me and my husband and our middle daughter. The youngest he’s apathetic about, but he loathes my animal-loving oldest (much to her heartache). He’s adorable, but a stinker.
PM: With your busy life, when do you find the time to write? Where is your favorite place to write?
JW: I’m mostly a stay-home mom, so I’m fortunate to have most mornings to write while the kids are in school. Yep hardest part is finding time for all of the non-writing tasks related to being an indie author such as promotion, advertising, creating graphics and covers, assisting my critique partners, etc. while also keeping up on the usual Mom jobs.
PM: I love the way you profess to be a “goof-ball” my husband’s nickname for me is actually Goofygirl, so we must have something in common, lol! What is one thing about you that your readers would be shocked to know?
JW: I’m not sure, actually! I’m drawing a blank!
PM: If we were to open you your refrigerator right now, what would we find in it?
JW: Lots of produce, almond milk, and cheese. And for some reason, a plethora of salad dressings and jellies. Lol! But no milk or eggs. I’ve been putting off a trip to the store but I should probably go soon….
PM: What was your favorite subject in school?
JW: Always a toss up between language, music, and art.
PM: With your amazing family, I imagine it does not happen often, but what do you think about when you’re alone in your car?
JW: I actually have a lot more alone time in the car now that my girls are all older. I don’t really do a ton of thinking in the car. I used to be such an over thinker that now I try to focus my attention on other things like music or audiobooks, and when the kids are in the car we have great philosophical discussions!
PM: If you couldn’t be a writer, what career path do you think you’d choose to be on?
JW: I’ve been a stay home mom since 2004, have had a craft shop on Etsy since 2007, and then have also been a part time substitute teacher since 2015, so I’d still be doing all of those things! I’ve shifted most of my time to writing, but I still dabble in my former loves.
PM: How can readers keep up with you and your new releases?
JW: I’m on social media all the time. My Facebook page or group, The Jaycee League are great places to find me. Also Instagram and Twitter!
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I’m overwhelmed.Truth be told, I’ve been overwhelmed for years. Adrift in a sea of stress and grief and clinging to the life raft of responsibility.
It’s time I start swimming again. And someday? Maybe surf the waves instead of being pulled under and dragged out to sea.
God offers so much more for Erin than a life of treading water, focusing all her time and attention on running a small business while raising her kids after the death of her husband.
Through strangely poignant dreams and a series of run-ins with an unexpectedly attractive guy from church, Erin finds the hope she’ll not only feel alive again, but maybe even ride life’s waves victoriously.
Adrift is the first of several novellas tied to the fictional Grace Springs Fellowship in the full-length Everyday Love series.These journal-style novellas are roughly 18-20K words, filled with vivid imagery and reflect the ways in which God at work in the main character’s life.