Jules Court currently resides in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and two rescue dogs, but she’s lived so many places that she’s never sure how to answer the question, “Where are you from?”
When not busy fighting the forces of evil under an assumed identity, she enjoys reading, writing, collecting college degrees, and forming opinions on everything from Star Trek to the Oxford comma. Many of these opinions can be found on her website at www.julescourt.com.
Q: What made you want to write a romance with a Coast Guard rescue swimmer as the hero?
A: I saw a documentary on Hurricane Katrina and, amid the scenes of destruction, one thing stood out: the Coast Guard was there, getting it done. As I watched footage of Coast Guard helicopters lowering rescue swimmers onto rooftops to save those trapped within, I thought, “These guys would make awesome romance novel heroes.” Then, when I did more research on rescue swimmers, I became even more impressed, both with them and with the entire United States Coast Guard—a service that is so often overlooked.
Q: What is the toughest part about writing?
A: Facing the blank page. I like editing, I like tinkering, but I hate that blasted blank page. It leaves too much room for doubt to slither in. Whenever I’m unsure of where my story is going, I feel like I’ll never have another idea. That’s it. We had a good run, but it’s over.
Once I make it through that first draft, it’s still not all golden words dripping from my pen. I have good and bad days, but at least I know I can finish a story.
Q: What are you working on now?
A: I’m currently writing a sequel to Rescuing Love. So, more contemporary romance fun featuring a Coast Guard rescue swimmer hero paired with a heroine who doesn’t back down from a challenge.
Q: Do you write in genres other than Contemporary Romance?
A: I’m in love with the Romance genre, so everything I write has a strong, romantic core. However, I grew up reading Science Fiction and Fantasy novels, so I’ve got plenty of ideas kicking around for SciFi/Fantasy/Paranormal Romances.
Q: Who do you write for?
A: I write (or try to write) the books I want to read. So, they’re for anyone who enjoys romance books with strong heroines, heroes who like and respect women, spicy love scenes, and a sprinkle of witty banter.
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