Saturday, February 10, 2024

Author Interview: Fall When You're Ready by Jennifer Carr

Fall When You're Ready JustRead Blog Tour

Welcome to the Blog Tour for Fall When You're Ready by Jennifer Carr, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

About the Book

Fall When You're Ready

Title: Fall When You're Ready
Real American Country #1 
Jennifer Carr
 JCarr Writes
Release Date:
February 1, 2024
Contemporary Clean Romance

Rachel never wanted to get in the way of Jordan’s dreams, but they were supposed to chase their dreams together. They made promises and swore to remain best friends through it all. But, just as all good things must come to an end, it would seem that applies to promises as well. When Rachel and Jordan end up on separate paths toward their own versions of success, they each learn the hard way that letting go is easier than it sounds. But when those paths bring them both home, all of those promises come flooding back and they have to decide whether it’s worth the risk to reopen the chapter they closed on their story so long ago.  

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We stared into the darkness for a long time before he said, “You know how when you read a book and the author is a cruel piece of work and kills off one of your favorite characters?”

I turned my head to look at him. “For a brief moment, you might put the book down or, as I’ve seen some people do, throw the book across the room,” he gave me a nudge causing a smile to barely make an appearance on my lips.

“You might even vow never to read to the end because you can’t bear the thought that it might happen again or that there will be no chance at redemption. After some time, however, you pick the book back up with severe anxiety and a hesitant eye and read the first sentence of the next chapter. And then you read the next sentence and the next.

Turning the page might even be excruciating. But the story continues, Rachel. Your story continues and the exciting part is that you get to write it. And because I know you, I know it will be spectacular.”

About the Author

Jennifer Carr

A wife, mom, author, marriage and family counselor, a former AP Psychology teacher, and a podcaster, Jennifer Carr draws from her life experiences and imagination to connect with her readers and listeners through the written and spoken word.

Married to her childhood best friend and the mom of a creative daughter, Jennifer enjoys a quiet life on their farm in Alabama. 

When she’s not wearing one of her many hats, you’ll find her tucked away with a book and what's likely her third coffee of the day. 

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Author Interview with Jennifer

Q: What was the inspiration behind Fall When You’re Ready?
Jennifer: The title actually comes from a song! I am a sucker for 90s Country music. Brantley Gilbert sings a song called Fall Into Me and one line says, “Fall When You’re Ready, babe…” One day the song came on the radio and all of a sudden these two characters popped into my head and said, “Hey! This is our song!” I pulled out my phone, started leaving a note to myself using voice to text, got home and interpreted it the best I could, and here we are!

Q: How long did it take you to write this story?

Jennifer: I sent my first round of notes to my editor/sister in February 2023 but we were still wrapping up edits on a book that came out in June 2023 so FWYR didn’t get nearly the attention it required until June but I would sit down and write a random chapter here and there as the story unfolded in my mind. (When I say random, I mean, it could be chapter 3 one day and chapter 18 the next… and I never know until I sew it all together what it’s going to look like!)

Q: Do you have a favorite quote from this book?

Jennifer: One of my favorite parts of writing Fall When You’re Ready was writing the short snippets between chapters. Some of them are “lyrics” written by the male main character Jordan whose stage name is Christopher Jordan. Others are taken from “an anthology” put together by our sweet female main character Rachel Redmayer – who happens to be an author. Hers were my favorite to write. This one can be found right before chapter 64 and is at the top of my list of favorites:

In moments of solitude, I find solace in knowing that our friendship, though different now, has shaped me in profound ways. You are woven into the fiber of my being. I have loved you for always and I’ll love you forevermore.

Q: What do you hope readers take away from Fall When You’re Ready?

Jennifer: Sometimes you have to take a risk, take a chance, make that hard decision. You will never know what it is that you’re missing out on and how amazing it might be if you don’t step outside of the fear or the anxiety.

Q: Would you share something about yourself that most readers would not know?

Jennifer: If I could, I’d go back and tell my younger self that I didn’t NEED to go to college right out of high school. But, I was 17 and it’s what everyone else was doing. I floated adrift for YEARS. It took me a decade to finish school. I walked away with a Master’s Degree that I am proud of but still paying for and not officially using these days!

Q: How long ago did you start writing?

Jennifer: I have always loved writing. I was scribbling really bad poetry on paper as early as fourth grade. I actually stumbled across some of it when we cleaned out our attic a few years ago and it was embarrassing and hilarious to say the least. And no, it will never see the light of day again! HA! HA!
But, writing has always been a natural way for me to process my thoughts and emotions. I entered and won multiple writing and oratorical contests all throughout middle and high school. I did not, however, know that I could write a book and love doing it until 2021. And now, I can’t stop!

Q: What is your favorite thing about being a writer?

Jennifer: The research! There’s always SOMETHING I don’t know or want to understand better when I’m writing a book. And before I’ll put it in writing, I need to know that I’m being as close to accurate as I can get. Sure, I sometimes take a creative license here and there but I stay as close to reality as possible!

Q: Do you prefer to read ebooks or physical copies?

Jennifer: E-Book. I discovered the magic of Kindle Unlimited a couple of years ago (much to my husband’s chagrin 😆). I also love that I don’t have to keep one more thing in my Mary Poppins bag of a purse in order to have a book with me! BUT, I do have physical copies of books that I deem “my favorites”.

Q: How many bookcases are in your home?

Jennifer: Also a reason I don’t keep a ton of physical books - we only have room for about 2 bookcases and they are both FULL!

Q: What do you like to do when you are not writing?

Jennifer: I host a podcast for creatives, and I cohost a podcast for authors and I love every second of that networking and connection. I love walking alongside other creatives and authors who may just be getting started and sharing the resources I have at my disposal through those connections.

If I’m not “working” I’m reading… and likely drinking coffee.

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  1. This sounds like a book I’d love to read!

  2. I'm the same way- love to read on my Kindle and all the access from KU, but I need to have print copies of my favorites!

  3. This sounds like an incredible read.

  4. great interview! thanks for being on the tour :)