Jolie Bourque is trying to finish her thesis and get on with her life. She wanders into Folette, Louisiana, a place plagued by ghost sightings, convinced they are all crazy. No one wants to help her, no one except Hutch Landry and his brother Tucker.
Will she find the monster that is preying on the town's children? Can she stay sane surrounded by madness?
What are her ties to the small town? How will she choose between the brothers?
This is the nightmare that is her life and all just a part of Becoming Jolie.
Let the character interview begin! :)
Who’s your best friend? If they had to describe you in five words, what would they be? I don’t have a lot of girlfriends. When I got to Folette, I met Hutch Landry and his brother Tucker. I think they would say I’m determined, hard-headed, silly, citified and a bit insecure.
Which song sums up your life and why?
If someone told you that you’d die in 24 hours, how would you spend your final hours? Trying to figure out how I came to be with my birth parents.
You’re stranded on a deserted island. What three items would you take? My laptop, and either Hutch or Tucker Landry for company….and maybe my cell phone.
If you could gift yourself one superpower, what would it be? Oh, I wish I could read minds, because no one in Folette wants to speak to me.
If you were arrested, who would bail you out of jail? Probably Tucker Landry.
What motivates you? The missing children in Folette. I want to know what happened to them.
If your love life had to be summed up in any one book title, what would it be and why? Becoming Jolie of course ;p
Describe an incident in your life that’s helped mold you into the person you are today. I think going to Follette changed me more than anything. I had to face my past.
It’s 10:00 on a Friday night. Where are you? Maybe shooting pool with Hutch at the local bar.
What are you passionate about? School…and a certain Landry boy.
What would I find in your couch cushions? It’s not my house….I rented it for a couple of months and the furniture came with…so no telling!
Describe your ideal mate. Funny, good-looking a little bit damaged. I like a fixer upper :D
Is the glass half-full or half-empty? Also, what’s it filled with? Half full- Dr. Pepper
If you had one million dollars, what would you do with it? Pay for an attorney that would make sure the killer never gets free.
For the author:
If you’d like, provide an excerpt and/or back cover blurb:
Jolie Bourque is trying to finish her Thesis on Mass Hysteria and get on with her life. Enter Folette, Louisiana. The small town has been plagued by ghost sightings and now local children have gone missing. Jolie is convinced everyone in town is crazy...except Hutch Landry and his brother Tucker. The two brothers seem to be the only two willing to help her when she begins to start asking questions. Things get even crazier as she finds that there may be more to the small town than it seems and Jolie is thrown for a loop when she discovers the town has ties to her own life.
Can Jolie survive the madness that is Folette, Louisiana? Who is praying on the town's children? Can Jolie afford to fall in love among the madness? If she does...how on earth could she choose between two brothers?
Would you like to say anything to your readers / fans? Just thank you! I’ve been published for a little over a year now and thanks to the fans I have 6 books out! They inspire me and make me want to tell my stories!
Where link-wise can your readers / fans stalk you?
Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/Moniqueoconnorjamesauthor
As a writer, it can be difficult to find enough time in the day to get everything done. Would you like to share your favorite ‘quick and easy’ recipe? Force yourself to be disciplined! I have to actually say, “I’m going to write for two hours today” or whatever! Make the time!
Monique is the mother of two beautiful children and lives in a small community outside of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She currently works full time as an insurance agent, but her favorite jobs are mother, wife, and author. On her ninth birthday, her mother bought her a journal and said, "Write whatever you want. Just write". And so, a love affair with words was born.
She wrote poetry and short stories in high school and college, until 1993 when her mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. After her mother's death in 1998, deep in depression, she found herself unable to write. Nine years passed, and only on rare occasion did she attempt to write. Finally, in 2007, under the urging of friends, she sat down and pecked out her first novel. It was raw and unpolished, but the process had been unquestionably cathartic.
The next three years were spent filling her hard drive with seven complete manuscripts. At the beginning of 2011, Monique decided it was time to edit the work and share it with the world. She hopes you enjoy the ramblings of a truly southern girl raised in a state rich with heritage and love.
In June of 2011 her first book, The Keepers, was published by Astraea Press and it has been a world wind of excitement ever since. Please check out her website and feel free to contact her at any time via her email, facebook, or twitter.
Thank you for stopping by and I wish you luck with Becoming Jolie! :)