Chatting with Jane McGarry


I’m thrilled to be able to introduce Jane McGarry. Jane, thanks for stopping by.  I have a few questions for you.

When did you first realize you wanted to become a writer? I have always loved writing stories for myself, but it wasn’t until a few years ago that I actually gave the idea of publishing a novel any serious consideration.


Can you tell us about your journey towards publication? I had worked for 10+ years in the pharmaceutical industry before leaving to be a stay-at-home mom. Writing soon became an escape from the daily grind of child rearing. Then, I had the idea for Not Every Girl and things took off from there.



What is your favorite genre to read? I read a lot of genres and, while I have a soft spot for the classics, YA has become my favorite. The books have creative plots with relevant themes and vividly portrayed characters. It rarely disappoints!


What was the best criticism or advice you ever received? The best advice I ever received was to just be persistent. A friend of mine, who is a published author, told me to not let the rejection get to me, to keep believing in my work and eventually I would find the right fit.



Tell us about a unique quirk of yours? I like to freehand write my manuscripts in notebooks before typing them into a computer. Don’t know how much of a “quirk” this is, but it makes me feel like a dinosaur sometimes, like I should be more tech savvy with my writing.


If you could travel to anyplace for a month, where would you go? Rome, Italy. I was there once and didn’t want to leave. The city is so rich with art, culture and history. I don’t think I would tire of discovering all of its secrets.



What are you reading right now? I am currently working on the sequel to Not Every Girl. It has been fun to continue developing the characters’ stories and I look forward to sharing it with everyone.


Any encouragement for aspiring authors? I will repeat what my friend told me – be persistent and believe in your work. And I would add—don’t forget that publishing is a business, so make sure you learn about it while you are writing. It will help you immensely when it comes time to publish your work.

About Jane McGarry
Reading was always a big part of Jane’s life. Over the years, creating stories developed out of this love. Finally, she decided to try her hand at writing a novel and that was when Not Every Girl was conceived.

She lives in New Jersey in a house full of boys, including one over-indulged cat. When she is not running around with her family or writing, she can be found curled up with a good book and said cat. It is her belief that a good book, a loyal pet and anything made of chocolate can brighten just about any day.

You can visit her online at: .


Olivia Davenport’s plan is destined to fail.


She is going through with it anyway, of course. After all, it is the chance of a lifetime. The unreasonable rules of others should not stand in her way.


In her small kingdom of Stewartsland, Olivia trains with the squires and harbors a secret dream. She longs to become a knight under the command of the Master-of–Arms, who just happens to be her father. He has indulged her passion so far, but they both know a simple fact – girls may not attain knighthood. Dismayed by the constant discouragement of her ambitions, she makes an impetuous decision to disguise herself as a boy in order to sneak on a mission. The consequences are not at all what she anticipated.


When her deception is revealed, she is sent home in disgrace; however, an unexpected turn of events puts her at the center of a dangerous plot against the King. The ensuing adventure finds her grappling with mercenaries and outlaws, yet these pale in comparison to her newly awakened emotions. She finds not only her life at risk, but also her heart, when the aloof Prince Liam begins to affect her in ways she never thought possible. In the end, it is her courage and unique spirit which must guide her through the challenges she encounters both physical and emotional.

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