Fans of Scottish Romance novels are celebrating the release of Betting the Scot, the second book in Jennifer Rupp’s Highlanders of Balforss series.
Writing under the pen name Jennifer Trethewey, Jennifer is already well into the manuscript of her third book in the four-book series she signed with Entangled Publishing and Audible books.
Entangled is part of Macmillan, a big publishing umbrella that includes Farrar, Straus & Giroux; Henry Holt & Co.; Picador; St. Martin’s Press; Tor/Forge, and other imprints.
A three-time participant in the Novel-in-Progress Bookcamp, in years 2015, 2016, and again in 2018, Jennifer is a strong advocate of the benefits of the week-long writing program for emerging professional writers.
“Learning from [instructors] Phil, Lisa, and SJ, and interacting with the other writers at the Bookcamp, has greatly contributed to my formation into a ‘real” writer,’ Jennifer said. “You’d think I’d be able to find adequate words of gratitude, but all I can say is thank you.”
She is currently hard at work on her third manuscript for the Highlanders of Balforss series, and is also busy with all the work involved in launching her career, including developing a website and social media presence and building her fan base. Jennifer noted that the pressure to write a four-book series is daunting. “Each book represents tons of work, with all the research, writing, and rewriting required. I’m nervous, but I’m really happy.”
Jennifer lives in Wisconsin, where she has worked as an actress and as co-artistic director of a professional theater company. Her theatrical background has served her well in delivering the nonstop drama required for readers of historical romance series, especially those set in the Scottish Historical Romance sub-genre with its tantalizing tales of hunky men in kilts and love-struck heroines.
“I have fallen in love with the Highlands and all things Scottish: the people, their language, cuisine, customs, idioms, humor, history, intense sense of pride, and, most of all, the land—the perfect setting for sweeping romantic tales of love, strife, and glory.”
To follow Jennifer’s Highlanders of Balforss Series:
Registration is now open for the 2019 Novel-in-Progress Bookcamp. It will take place May 20–26, 2019, in southeastern Wisconsin at the lovely 100-acre Cedar Valley Retreat Center.
The Bookcamp is an annual six-day residential workshop, first held Spring 2014, for emerging authors working on a book-length manuscript, offering instruction and guidance by published novelists, editors, and literary agents. The concurrent Writing Retreat offers six days of personal writing time, with guidance from Bookcamp staff and the support of fellow writers in an encouraging atmosphere.
For more information, visit: Novel-in-Progress Bookcamp & Writing Retreat.