EQ Welcomes Jacqueline Seewald!
EQ: Welcome to EQ! Tell us a little bit about yourself!
Jacqueline: My name is Jacqueline Seewald. I’m a former high school English teacher. I also taught Creative Writing, Expository Writing and Technical Writing at the university level. I’ve worked as an academic librarian at the university and also as an educational media specialist at the high school level. I’m now a fulltime writer with fifteen books of fiction: romantic mysteries, romantic suspense, and historical romance as well as YA romance.
EQ: Tell us a little bit about your most recent releases.
Jacqueline: THE BAD WIFE is a romantic mystery thriller recently published by Perfect Crime Books available in both print and e-book.
TEA LEAVES AND TAROT CARDS is a sensual Regency romance with paranormal elements, published as an e-book by SteameReads. It comes with an endorsement from Jayne Ann Krentz/Amanda Quick.
My award-winning Georgian romance THE CHEVALIER was also published by SteameReads.
THE DEVIL AND DANNA WEBSTER is a YA romance recently published by Astraea as an e-book. It too has paranormal elements.
EQ: What made you want to become a writer?
Jacqueline: My mother was a reader and we regularly visited the library together.
Our trips to the library were great fun and I became a regular reader as well. I started making up my own stories. As soon as I could write, I began putting words down on paper and I never stopped.
EQ: What are your top three guilty pleasures?
Jacqueline: I love eating dark chocolate with lots of nuts.
I love taking long, hot showers.
Best of all, I love taking scenic walks, holding hands, and joking with my husband.
EQ: What is the biggest risk you’ve taken in your writing?
Jacqueline: Writing mashup or cross-genre novels. For example, having paranormal elements and sensual romance in my mystery novels. “Old school” mystery reviewers and writers frown on having paranormal elements. They consider it a kind of cheating. Kim Reynolds, my psychic detective in four mystery novels, tries her best to repress this ability but it keeps showing up and helping her uncover murderers. My mystery series is also strong on romance which is another no-no in old school mystery circles. But I look at novel writing as a dynamic, growing literary form. So I’ve been somewhat daring with it. This is also true with my romance novels. My heroes in my historic romances THE CHEVALIER and TEA LEAVES AND TAROT CARDS are not paragons of virtue. They’re alpha males, strongly masculine but flawed.
You can find Jacqueline Seewald’s books at these places:
The Bad Wife: A Kim Reynolds Mystery
Two hot historical romances:
Tea Leaves and Tarot Cards
The Devil and Danna Webster: YA romance from Astraea Books