Author Interview (+ Giveaway): Jessica Scott

by - Friday, February 08, 2013

Hello dear lovelies! Today, I am very proud to introduce Jessica Scott, author of Until There Was You. Join me here and get to know a little bit about Jessica and her books .. and maybe more. Oh, and I should tell you now that there is an awesome giveaway so be sure to tune in even after the interview. :)

Author Interview and Giveaway: Jessica Scott

Ara: Hello Jessica! I’m Ara and welcome to My Book and My Coffee. I’m so pleased to meet you. Please tell us a little about yourself.

Jessica: I’m so glad to be here! I’m an active duty army officer, wife, mom, hamster wrangler and all around crazy person. Oh and I write books, too:)

Ara: Duty army officer, family person, hamster wrangler… + crazy + writer, I have to say, you live a very interesting life. I’m just so amazed. But hold on, I am very curious coz I’ve read this from your website. It was mentioned in your bio that you are a career army officer and your husband is a career NCO? Please forgive my lack of knowledge. What is a career officer and career NCO?

Jessica: I enlisted in the army waaay back in what my kids call the old days of 1995. After spending a lot of time enlisted, I commissioned and became an officer. My husband is still an NCO (noncommissioned officer). The short version is that we both just have different responsibilities.

Ara: Awesome! Thank you for that info. So let’s talk about Until There Was You. You know, lovelies, I have Until There Was You on my TBR pile and I haven’t read it yet but I’m definitely excited to do so. So, Jessica, tell us a little bit about that book of yours.

Jessica: Until There Was You is the story of Evan Loehr and Claire Montoya, both army captains. They’re both damaged by their past, both struggle to let anyone see the real person behind the rank they wear on their chest.

Ara: I have to throw this in since we’re talking about this book... Sorry. Are you a by-the-book or a not-afraid-to-break-the-rules kind of woman?

Jessica: I would say I’m an ask forgiveness kind of person :)

Ara: Haha. Cool! I gather that you’re a bit busy at the moment. Do you have an upcoming book? Or maybe one in the works?

Jessica: I’m really excited to tell your readers that I’ve got a short story out ANYTHING FOR YOU. It follows the main characters from my debut novel BECAUSE OF YOU a few months after the close of that story. It was a lot of fun to write!

Ara: When will it be available for purchase? 

Jessica: It’s on sale now. Here’s the blurb: From the author of Because of You comes an all new Coming Home short story.

Sergeant First Class Shane Garrison has spent a year recovering from his combat injuries. A year spent in the arms of the woman of his dreams. But loving Jen comes with a price: every time he touches her, he faces the uncertain fear that loving her might mean losing her forever. 

Jen is a breast cancer survivor and with Shane, she’s found a man who loves her despite her scars. But her scars may be too much for their love to survive. 

As their love grows, so does the risk to Jen’s life. And Shane must make the toughest decision any man can make to save the woman he loves.

Author Interview and Giveaway: Anything For You by Jessica Scott

You can buy ANYTHING FOR YOU at the following ebookstores:

Ara: Thanks for sharing the links! So…. Writing. Being a Wife. Mother of two daughters. How do you manage? 

Jessica: Um, I drink a lot of coffee:) No the army taught me that if something is a priority, then you have to make time for it. Writing is my “me” time, so I fight to keep time for it. 

Ara: That makes sense. Thanks for sharing that. I have to learn how to do that. How does it feel to be featured as one of ‘Esquire Magazine’s Americans of the Year for 2012’?

Jessica: That was really cool. I’m really glad that my post on being a female soldier using birth control resonated on so many levels. 

Ara: That’s good to hear! Jessica, before we end this interview, I have some random questions for you. I hope you answer them. It could be fun! :D 

Coffee, sweet tea or hot cocoa?

Jessica: Coffee

Ara: If you have to choose one fiction book as your absolute favorite, which book will it be? It’s a tough question :) But if you had to choose one, which book will it be?

Jessica: I’m going to say Anne McCaffrey’s Dragonriders of Pern. 

Ara: Hmmm. I have to check that out! :D Finally, who is your favorite ‘friend’ from F.R.I.E.N.D.S.?

Jessica: Um, do I get kicked out of the cool kids club if I say I never watched the show? 

Ara: LOL. Absolutely NOT :D Thank you, Jessica! It’s really an honor to have you here. I love it! 

More about Jessica Scott:

Jessica Scott is a career army officer, mother of two daughters, three cats and three dogs, wife to a career NCO and wrangler of all things stuffed and fluffy. She is a terrible cook and even worse housekeeper, but she's a pretty good shot with her assigned weapon and someone liked some of the stuff she wrote. Somehow, her children are pretty well adjusted and her husband still loves her, despite burned water and a messy house.

Oprah has called her. True story.

Her debut novel BECAUSE OF YOU launched Loveswept, the first Random House digital imprint.

She's written for the New York Times At War Blog, PBS Point of View Regarding War, and IAVA. She deployed to Iraq in 2009 as part of OIF/New Dawn and is currently a company commander stationed at Fort Hood.

Most recently, she's been featured as one of Esquire Magazine's Americans of the Year for 2012.

Connect with Jessica at


... Here's the giveaway: 
- You must be over 13 to enter
- One (1) winner only. The lucky winner will receive three books by Jessica Scott (Until There Was You, Because of You, To Iraq & Back) + 1 short story (Anything For You). All digital copies. 
- International 
- Winner will be selected and announced on February 23 EST. 
- Winner will receive an email from me. The lucky winner has to respond within 72 hours; otherwise, a new winner will be chosen. 

Enter the giveaway here: 

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