I’d like to start off by saying I’m pretty sure I’m lucky Jayne is in a whole other country and that we have an entire month for her to forget about this before we meet face to face again, but look, isn’t she adorable? I think these pictures showcase Jayne’s personality, which is totally fun. She’s not afraid to be goofy sometimes, and when she’s frustrated, her mini rants are hilariously entertaining.
AJ: To start, tell us your job title as well as what you do for Harlequin and Carina.
JH: Manager, Community and Social Content: I manage our online Community at eHarlequin.com. Together with a team of moderators, we facilitate conversations between readers and authors. I also create the content for our various social networking sites eg podcasts and videos and manage a team of social media curators.
(Jayne left out that she’s part of the Carina Press acquisitions team, which includes reading acquisitions and writing back cover copy. I’m pretty sure writing BCC is her favorite part of the job)
AJ: You’re driving in to work (or riding in on the bus or by other means), what’s on your radio or mp3 player during the drive this week?
JH: I typically listen to an audio book to help make my commute more agreeable. If not then I’m listening to the CBC which is Canada’s national public broadcasting system.
AJ: What’s the first thing people notice about you?
JH: I’d love to say my scintillating personality but the truth is I’m actually quite shy. (she lies —-> SEE! )
AJ: What’s the most overused plotline or trope, in your esteemed opinion?
JH: I’m getting somewhat tired of the woman in peril theme. Seems to me with so many women doing it for themselves these days, that it’s more interesting to see how they get themselves out of peril rather than relying on some guy…no matter HOW hot he is.
AJ: What are you reading right now? What was the last Harlequin or Carina book you read?
JH: I’m reading Sarah Mayberry’s The Last Goodbye.
AJ: Dark, milk or white chocolate? Or no chocolate?
JH: All of the above…with a glass of red.
(I know, I know, Jayne blew you away with her effusiveness. I had to edit down her huge paragraphs of responses to make sure it all fit in the post. But really, get Jayne in person and she is NOT shy–or short on words!)