About "Jumping Ship":
In 1975, pregnant seamstress Petrina Dugal became a runaway at the age of 26. She ran away from a brutish husband, Roger, and their home in Guyana, South America. At the heart of her rebellion – an enigmatic lover, Michael Chen. Pet and Mikey, allowed love to blossom in front of her police officer husband and an intrusive community. Were they not aware of the dangers? Or did the pursuit of love trump obligations? (read more)
Joey Pinkney: Where did you get the inspiration to write “Jumping Ship”?
Janice G. Ross: I was born in Guyana, South America, and migrated with my family to the States at a very early age. Although I’ve been privileged to have been brought up as a Guyanese child and exposed to the Caribbean culture, I craved for more of its rich lifestyle. (read more)
JP: What sets “Jumping Ship” apart from other books in the same genre?
JP: As an author, what are the keys to your success that led to “Jumping Ship” getting out to the public?
JGR: I am a passionate writer. It’s more than just writing, to me. It’s about knowing my characters – their wants, needs and deepest desires. (read more)
JP: As an author, what is your writing process? How long did it take you to start and finish “Jumping Ship”?
JGR: My writing process varies from book to book. I currently have a book that I’ve been working on for about twenty months called “Presumptuous”. It’s very dark. I have to work on it whenever I can handle the level of evil I’m covering. (read more)
JP: What’s next for Janice G. Ross?
JGR: I am preparing to finalize a series title Damaged Girls about emotional, physical and sexual abuse. It’ll be out in about a month. I hope to have my Creole Thriller, “Presumptuous”, out by the end of the year. In 2014, I will be releasing the Island Hopping series, which is the series associated with “Jumping Ship”. (read more)
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