We’re in for a treat today! One of our regular Fresh Fiction Blog Columnists, author Jennifer Vido, is taking part in our Fresh Fiction reviewer spotlights! We hope you enjoy getting to know her better and about some of her favorite interviews from her Jen’s Jewels column this year.
How long have you been a Fresh Fiction reviewer?
I wrote my first Jen’s Jewels author interview column back in 2006! Over the years, I’ve had the pleasure of chatting with New York Times bestselling authors, as well as up and coming stars.
What are your favorite genres to read and review?
My favorite genres to read and review are contemporary romances and cozy mysteries.
What are your TOP 3-5 Books of 2020?
My top 5 interviews of 2020 were
Cleo McDougal Regrets Nothing by Allison Winn Scotch
Feels Like Falling by Kristy Woodson Harvey
The Lions of Fifth Avenue by Fiona Davis
Hello Summer by Mary Kay Andrews
Musical Chairs by Amy Poeppel
What do you like to do outside of reading?
I enjoy teaching an adult water exercise class for seniors and volunteering with the Arthritis Foundation.
What are some of your holiday traditions?
My favorite holiday traditions include watching Hallmark Channel Christmas movies and visiting with family and friends.
What are your reading resolutions/intentions/goals for 2021?
Since 2003, I’ve kept a reading journal. I enjoy keeping track of all the books I’ve read in a given year. I plan to continue in 2021. It’s fun flipping back through the years to see which authors’ books I’ve read the most!
What do you love about being a Fresh Fiction Book Reviewer?
As a columnist, I love being able to learn more about an author’s inspiration for a book. Having the opportunity to dig a little deeper enables our readers to get an inside peek into their world.
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