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Romancing September Across the World – Day 10 June Kearns


Welcome to Day 10 of the 2nd Annual Romancing September Across The World Blog Tour. I’ve teamed up with Rosie Amber again this year. We’re promoting 30 awesome romance authors in 30 days. Help us out by cross promoting when you can and check out these authors. 

Don’t forget to go over to Rosie Amber’s page and check out her page too.

Today my guest author is June Kearns and I want to thank her for blogging with me today. Here is a little about her and her book The 20’s Girl, the Girl and all that Jazz.

20s Girl Cover MEDIUM June Kearns


     1) What inspired you to write this book?

I love the music, style and fashion of the Jazz Age, and there just seemed to be something in the air – the new Great Gatsby film, our Downton Abbey series and lots of flapper references. I also read a lovely book, “Singled Out” by Virginia Nicolson, about the sad plight of women in England after the Great War, with almost no hope of finding a husband.


  • What’s your favourite part of this book, and why?

I like the parts where the main characters find themselves completely out of their depth – the tough Texan in the middle of the English Shires, surrounded by odd English eccentrics; the rather prim, buttoned-up Englishwoman in the middle of Texan cow country!


3)What is your philosophy on writing and life?

The wall in front of my desk is chock full of encouraging little quotes!

One of the best for me, is by Samuel Beckett: Try again. Fail again. Fail better.

Another favourite is by Zig Ziglar: Your attitude, not your aptitude will determine your altitude.


4)Name your three favourite books.

I’ve written just two: An Englishwoman’s Guide to the Cowboy, and  The 20s Girl, the ghost and all that jazz


5)What are your goals for this year?

My goal is to finish my third novel, set in London in the 1960s.


      6)If you had to give one piece of advice what would it be?

 Stop apologising! Relax! Just write the story you want to read – and write for your readers, not for other writers.


Book bio/ description:

When her jazzing flapper of an aunt dies, Gerardina Mary Chiledexter inherits some silver-topped scent bottles, a wardrobe of love-affair clothes, and astonishingly, a half-share in a million-acre ranch in south-west Texas.

Haunted by a psychic cat, and the ghost voice of her aunt Leonie, Gerry feels driven to travel thousands of miles to see the ranch for herself.

Against a backdrop of big sky, cattle barons and oil wells, she is soon engaged in a game of power, pride and ultimately, love, with the Texan who owns the other half.


      Links to social media:





twitter: @june_kearns and @newromantics4



Thanks so much for joining us on this grand adventure we call Romancing September Across the World 2014 Blog Tour.


As always, good writing and May God Bless You…

Author: stephaniehurt

Stephanie Hurt lives in Georgia with her husband Tommy and their son Hunter, along with two dogs, Daisy and Jake. When Stephanie is not lost in one of the worlds that she creates, she's an accountant and children's minister. She has been writing the stories that fill her mind since she was a teenager. The moment a story comes into her mind, she's mesmerized and soon she's diving into the story with a cup of hot green tea and a notebook. Before long, the story has bones and is ready for the laptop. She happily types away in the early morning and at night. You can always find her with a notebook full of stories that have yet to come to life. Follow her journey in each of her over 40 published works! Stephanie Payne Hurt loves to hear from fans and hopes that she's helped them go to another world for at least a while! Connect with Author: Twitter: Email: Website: Facebook: Sign up for my newsletter at to keep up with upcoming events and new releases.

7 thoughts on “Romancing September Across the World – Day 10 June Kearns

  1. I really loved both of June’s books, she has a great writing style.

  2. Huge thanks to both you and Rosie, Stephanie, for hosting this great blog.
    I’ve already discovered lots of new writers to add to my ‘must read’ list.

  3. Lovely interview! Downton Abbey is my favorite TV series too. I loved your encouraging quotes. I can add these to mine. My TBR pile is increasing with your novel.

  4. Thanks, Carmen, for your great support today!
    A new series of Downton is starting in the UK this autumn.

  5. Reblogged this on Realm of Romantic Mystical Manuscripts and commented:
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  6. The quotes you shared are inspiring. I love it when I come across quotes that you should involve in your life and help you figure out the many different decisions you have to make that come to you daily.

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