Jennifer Johnson - Holding out for a hero

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Holding Out For A Hero


Jennifer Johnson


Abigail Benton is a bum magnet, according to her dad, so when she becomes attracted to Eli, a homeless man at the community center where she works, she wonders if what her dad says is true.


 But when Eli saves her life, Abigail decides she is going to return the favor and save his life by turning it around. Trouble is, Eli isn’t on board with her plan.



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About the author

I have aspirations to be Wonder Woman, but find high-heeled boots uncomfortable. However, I appreciate that she values truth and that she doesn't know a bad hair day.

I have the heart of a writer and reside in the southern United States with my awesome family. They're okay with me not being Wonder Woman, as long as I take a break from the fictitious worlds I create and join them for supper.

My books are available both digitally and in print at most online bookstores including Barnes and Noble and Amazon.

You can find out more about me at my website and connect with me on Facebook at . and through Twitter at



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HOLDING OUT FOR A HERO by Jennifer Johnson, who writes comedic romances so entertaining even guys read them. Author of the TMP top-selling Rescuing RileyAbigail Benton is a bum magnet, according to her dad. When she becomes attracted to a homeless man at the community center, she wonders if what her dad says is true.


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Welcome to the blog Jennifer


Can you tell us what prompted you to first start writing? What was the first thing you wrote?

I think I began writing when I was in Junior High School. Nothing like early teen angst to motivate one’s pen, you know. First story I ever wrote? Two teens. Summer camp. Trapped on the top bunk by a wolf. Please, someone tell me I’ve improved since then. Haha.


Can you summarize your latest work in just a few words?

Sorority girl tries to save the world one bum at a time.


What does a typical writing day involve for you?

Yelling at my kids, “Hey, I’m trying to write here.” Haha.


What are you working on next? Do you have a WIP?

I’m working on a book now called The Bloodhound and the Ninja. It has a similar flavor to Holding Out for a Hero—romance with some action thrown in.


Tell us about your travels.

I travel three states in my present job, and each state line I cross is a river. There’s something about bridges that speak to me right now. Crossing a bridge is a metaphor for building a relationship or mending one. I really like that image.


Tell us about your childhood.

I grew up in the deep south. I ate grits for breakfast, and I know that cathead biscuits are named for their size, not for their ingredients. I know what “Bless your heart” really means, and I try never to be with my family of origin when Alabama is playing Auburn. It’s just never pretty.


Most writers have some quirks – what are yours?

I never realized I do this until recently, but apparently I really agonize when my characters refuse to cooperate and give me the happily ever after I need. I pace the floor and wring my hands. My husband pointed this out to me just before I finished Cars, Cobras, and Concertos.

I said, “I’ll never get these two together. They can’t work it out.” He said, “You always say that.”

I blinked at him. “I do?”

“Yes,” he replied.

That’s quirky, don’t you think?


Have you taken any creative writing courses and would you recommend them?

I’ve been to a lot of workshops, but I think the most inspiring lecture on creative writing I’ve ever seen was given by Ray Bradbury. Google An Evening with Ray Bradbury, and you’ll find it. Another great lecture was a Ted Talk by Elizabeth Gilbert called “Your Elusive Creative Genius.” I do want to caution you about Gilbert’s comments. I think her main point is, ‘Give yourself a Break. Don’t let your writing torture you.’ Do it because you enjoy it. Delight in it. What is your joy? That is what you’re called to do. Do it and delight in it.


What book(s) are you reading at the moment?

I do a lot of driving, so I’m listening to Alan Jacobs’ audiobook, The Narnian. I love it so much, I’m also reading it.


If you were stranded on a desert island and could only take three books with you, what would they be and why?

I’d take The Narnian so I could finish it. I’d take The Princess Bride because I’ve been wanting to reread it, and for my third book I’d take ‘100 Quick and Easy Ways to Get Off a Deserted Island’ because I’m practical that way.


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Cammie Eicher | Reply 11.02.2014 22.01

I love Jennifer's books and especially Holding Out for a Hero. There's one scene that makes me laugh when I think about it!

Jennifer Johnson 11.02.2014 23.32

Hmm, Cammie. Trying to think that that scene is. Maybe the one with Yo-Yo?? hehe.

Patricia Marie Warren | Reply 11.02.2014 16.08

Jennifer Johnson's books make me laugh out loud. Her wit is woven into the stories and hits at exactly the right moment to relieve tension or build it up. Love!

Patricia Marie Warren 11.02.2014 23.42

There ya go bein' funny again. I saw your weather report. I'm stayin' down here till the temps go north!!

Jennifer Johnson 11.02.2014 23.33

Is this the wild Florida traveler?? Hurry home!

Maddie James | Reply 11.02.2014 14.02

Jennifer Johnson, I just simply, hands down, love your writing, your wit, and every single plot line you come up with! Such a fan girl here!

Jennifer Johnson 11.02.2014 23.33

Thanks, Maddie!

Jennifer Johnson | Reply 11.02.2014 13.22

Thanks for having me today!

Julie Ryan 11.02.2014 13.37

You're very welcome

Renee Vincent | Reply 11.02.2014 13.12

I also got a kick out of your book choices if you were stranded on an island, especially the ‘100 Quick and Easy Ways to Get Off a Deserted Island’
Best of luck

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27.05 | 22:25

Another amazing review, dying to get my hands on this one xxx

27.05 | 20:42

probably the best new author I know....x x x x x x x

27.05 | 14:17

Great review, can't wait to read over the holiday

27.05 | 13:49

Wonderful review. Really looking forward to reading this.

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