My Guest, Mr. Jordan--or is it Mr. Kohler!

Mr. DiPasqua:  Folks, we have two final interviews before we get to mine on Friday!!  And these men are the Romance Husbands of New York Times bestselling authors!—One of these RHs is here today. You’ll have to show up tomorrow to see who the final one is. :)



But before we welcome out guest, you’ve GOT TO READ THIS REVIEW of A MIDNIGHT DANCE Sabine and Jules turn A Midnight Dance into a scintillating erotic feast!  These two are irresistible.  They make the pages fly by and leave you wanting more of Lila DiPasqua’s dazzlingly beautiful writing!  Ms. DiPasqua’s take on Cinderella is a gorgeous sizzling tale! I finished and wanted to start it over immediately. I cannot wait for the next installment in this outstanding series!”–Joyfully Reviewed.


Yeah, I’m having a proud RH moment.  :)


Okay, to our wonderful guest:  Please help me welcome Mr. Jordan/Kohler to the A MIDNIGHT DANCE Blog Party! Can you tell us who you’re married to and what she writes?


Mr. Jordan/Kohler:  Wow, great question. I guess it depends on which book is coming out next. I am married to the very lovely and talented Sophie Jordan — or Sharie Kohler depending on your taste in genres. She writes historicals and young adult fiction for HarperCollins as Sophie Jordan, and paranormals for Pocket as Sharie Kohler.

Mr. DiPasqua: Your wife’s fans would like to know the RH (Romance Husband) behind the author better. Can you tell us a little bit about yourself? Scholar? Athlete? Businessman? Artist?



Mr. Jordan/Kohler:  Huh, let’s see. I love the outdoors and anything that has to do with the outdoors: hunting, fishing, etc. I love sports. I grew up playing the usual. Football, baseball, basketball. When I’m not busy being a RH, or acting as a taxi cab for our 2 children, I work full-time as a productivity leader for Ingersoll Rand. I am fortunate enough to work from home, so I get to spend a lot of time with my lovely wife and children.


Mr. DiPasqua:  Taxi driver is probably a full time job on its own :) Where did you and your wife meet? What convinced you that she was “the one”?


Mr. Jordan/Kohler:  This answer may get me in trouble, but we will go with it.


The first time I met Sophie was at a party in college that a friend of mine was having. It was during the summer and Sophie knew the girl I was on a date with. She used knowing this girl to get an introduction to me – or so she tells me now. Once the semester started, and I ran into Sophie a few more times, I got up the courage to ask for her phone number one night at the Dixie Chicken, the greatest bar in College Station. Since she already had her eye on me, you can guess that she said yes. ;)


I knew Sophie was the one after our first couple of dates. She always thinks of others and had a strong sense of family, which is important to me. Of course it also helped that she was smoking hot and could cook – boy, can she cook! Ironically I lived with Mr. Shana Galen at the time and one day at through the grocery store, I guess I was talking about Sophie a little too much, and he asked me: “So when are you going to marry this girl?” Right there, I knew I wanted to do just that.

Mr. DiPasqua:  That’s a great story!  Where were you when she got THE CALL from her agent/editor? What was your reaction when she told you she’d sold her first book?



Mr. Jordan/Kohler:  I was at work when we got the call for representation from Maura Kye-Casella. Funny story, when our daughter was born we decided that Sophie would stay at home and take care of her – I mean let’s face it, after paying for day care with a teacher’s salary back in the day there wouldn’t be a lot left over at the end of the month. So this arrangement worked out for a few years while Sophie started the writing journey, eventually finaling in contests where the manuscript would be read by an agent or editor. One Sunday night Sophie and I sat down and had a talk about her needing to go back to work (remember back in the day when teacher’s jobs were plentiful?). We agreed that she would call her old principal on Monday and see what they had available for the school year. So early Monday, before she put in that call, she got a call from Maura offering representation, Finally one of those contests paid off!


We were both very excited. We knew that it didn’t mean landing a contract exactly, but it was on the right track. Needless to say that phone call to the principal NEVER happened. Once Sophie agreed to sign with Maura, she told her that Avon had a copy of a manuscript that had finaled in a contest. So Maura made a few calls and within a week Avon offered Sophie her first contract! We were both very excited and haven’t looked back since.

Mr. DiPasqua:  Amazing timing!!! Is the hero in your wife’s last book:

a) Just like you;
b) The opposite of you;
c) You wish it were you;
d) More like Mr. May in the NYC Firefighter calendar.



Mr. Jordan/Kohler:  I think the hero in her upcoming book, VANISH, is somewhat like me. When reading Sophie’s books I can always pick up on little sayings of mine that she utilizes in her books.


So I also consulted the wife about this, and according to her “All my heroes are just like you, honey. You’re an alpha male, and if we were a pack of dogs, you would defiantly be the leader”. I honestly don’t know if I should be offended or not by that statement…I guess it’s just good I’m not a dog…

Mr. DiPasqua:   On your first date with your wife, were you most like:

a) Prince Charming;
b) Prince (bad boy) Harry;
c) The Artist formally known as Prince;
d) Prince, the family pet.



Mr. Jordan/Kohler:  I am going to say A, but Sophie might not agree. I think the one thing she remembers from our date was after dinner we went to have a drink in a sports bar, and I allegedly kept paying attention to the score of the Houston Astros game. In my defense I was nervous about what to say, but was an excellent listener. I also may or may not have told a joke about being “tri-sexual” — you know to break the ice…

Mr. DiPasqua:  Nowadays when you hear the word “ball” do you immediately think:

a) Baseball
b) Basketball
c) An uncontrollable weeping reaction of fans upon meeting your wife in person?

d) A gathering of lords and ladies.


Mr. Jordan/Kohler:  I immediately think baseball, probably for playing the sport from ages 5 – 18, and then slow pitch softball after college. I also think of football, basketball, soccer … yes,


Mr. DiPasqua:  How long have you been a RH? (Romance Husband). What advice would you give new RH’s about what you’ve learned being married to a romance author? What should a new RH do or not do when his wife is under deadline?


Mr. Jordan/Kohler:  I have been an RH since 2005, with all the RH’s on the blog we could probably start an RH support group.


I guess the number thing is to be supportive, and also encourage others to be supportive. It seems that most people outside the writing community don’t really “see” this as a full time job, and trust me with 3 different publishers its more than a full time job for my wife.


Help out whenever you can, especially around deadline time. Cook, clean, take kids out of the house, anything that helps her get some solo time to write. Fortunately our oldest is in elementary school, and our youngest will be starting a 5 day a week mother’s day out in September. So after September you can find Sophie in her office at the local Starbucks. Just don’t bother her – she needs to write!


Also, become a good listener. Expect to hear that every book just turned in was the worst book she ever wrote. Sometimes she just needs someone to vent to. Of course it’s a fine line to walk between just listening and commenting. I haven’t figured it out yet myself, a work in progress (RH support group hotline???).


Educate yourself with the writing process/business and attend writing events with your wife. Chances are that if you have seen Sophie/Sharie at the last two RWA conferences, I have been with her – especially at the signings.

Mr. DiPasqua:  A RH Support Group hotline–great idea ;) Okay, you know I have to go there . . . What’s your response when asked, “So where does your wife get the inspiration for her love scenes?” (Usually by a guy smirking.)



Mr. Jordan/Kohler:  This seems to be the number one question I usually get asked, followed closely by how much money she makes writing. I guess my running joke has become: “When you’re reading those love scenes … just picture me”. That seems to silence most people, followed by a “ewe” from a majority of her friends…

Mr. DiPasqua:  LOL…watch out if the “ewe” start changing to “ohhh”  ;)  Which character in your wife’s books would she say most resembles you and/or your personality?



Mr. Jordan/Kohler:  Well, apparently I would lead a pack of dogs, but strangely I haven’t read any of her books about a pack of dogs yet – might be the next big idea???


Honestly I would have to say Will in FIRELIGHT and VANISH. Will is a draki hunter, and I recall getting asked lots of questions about guns, hunting, and 4 wheel drive trucks during the writing of these books. Not to disappoint, Will also uses a few of my patented quotes in these books.

Mr. DiPasqua:  Tell me something about your wife her fans would be surprised to learn.

Mr. Jordan/Kohler:  Growing up my wife raised rabbits. She’s also deathly afraid of roosters – yes, some unmentionable incident from years ago.


Also, my father in-law has a pecan orchard as a hobby, so she knows a lot about pecans, and allegedly knows how to operate a tractor, even though there is a rumor of a tractor vs. tree incident…

Mr. DiPasqua:  I can tell there is a great rooster story there somewhere!  Thanks so much for participating in the A MIDNIGHT DANCE Blog Party. One final question: What would you like us to know about your wife’s latest or upcoming release?




WICKED IN YOUR ARMS
by Sophie Jordan
ISBN-13: 978-0062032997
Publisher: Avon
Release date: July 26th, 2011
Available at:

One of the most notoriously eligible bachelors in Europe is finally ready to marry . . .

For fiercely independent Grier Hadley, being the illegitimate daughter of one of London’s most unsavory characters has only one advantage: an enormous, ill-gotten dowry.
Prince Sevastian Maksimi knows where his duty lies: he must find a well-bred young lady-one with a considerable fortune to her name-wed her promptly, and get to the business of producing an heir. 

The last thing Grier needs is some unattainable prince curling her toes with his smoldering glances and wicked suggestions. As far as Sev is concerned, she lacks the breeding to become a princess. And yet one kiss from this arresting female is all it takes for him to realize that anyone else in his arms would be unthinkable . . .


NIGHT FALLS ON THE WICKED
by Sharie Kohler
ISBN-10: 1451611412
ISBN-13: 978-1451611410
In Stores August 30, 2011

Available now for pre-order at Amazon.com | Barnes and Noble

Sharie Kohler returns to the shadowy world of the Moon Chasers, where a seductive witch stalked by demons finds protection in the arms of a lycan on a mission of blood vengeance. . . .

Darby lives her life below the radar, moving from town to town in the coldest climates, eluding the demons that hunt her—and never allowing herself to get close to anyone. Now, in frigid isolation, Darby waits tables in a small town and tries to forget who she is—what she is—and the danger forever nipping at her heels. Until a new danger finds her—a lycan pack whose distant howls have the locals on edge. But the call of the lycans has also drawn a handsome, menacing stranger. . . .

For years, Niklas has searched for the bloodthirsty pack that murdered his mother and infected him. Darby is overwhelmed by his raw appeal and dangerous strength. Niklas senses her need and vulnerability . . . and together they give in to the hungry attraction blazing between them—but desire this fierce brings dangers of its own. When Darby is targeted by the lycans, the stakes are higher than ever—and Niklas is not about to lose another woman he loves to their evil bloodlust.

Vanish
September 6th, 2011
Harper Collins
ISBN-10: 0061935107
ISBN-13: 978-0061935107
Available for pre-order at:

To save the life of the boy she loves, Jacinda did the unthinkable: She betrayed the most closely-guarded secret of her kind. Now she must return to the protection of her pride knowing she might never see Will again—and worse, that because his mind has been shaded, Will’s memories of that fateful night and why she had to flee are gone.

Back home, Jacinda is greeted with hostility and must work to prove her loyalty for both her sake and her family’s. Among the few who will even talk to her are Cassian, the pride’s heir apparent who has always wanted her, and her sister, Tamra, who has been forever changed by a twist of fate. Jacinda knows that she should forget Will and move on—that if he managed to remember and keep his promise to find her, it would only endanger them both. Yet she clings to the hope that someday they will be together again. When the chance arrives to follow her heart, will she risk everything for love?



In bestselling author Sophie Jordan’s dramatic follow-up to Firelight, forbidden love burns brighter than ever.



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Mr. DiPasqua: Thanks so much, Mr. Jordan.  It was a lot of fun talking to you.  I’ll call you about the RH support group. :) 
  • Hi, Mr. J/K! From reading all the wonderful RH posts so far, it’s easy to see that the relationships are true partnerships. That means not always 50/50, but sometimes 70/30, or even 90/10! You and Mrs. J/K seem to have hit on the right combination. What would you say is the most important thing that you do for each other that keeps the relationship working so well? What are some of your favorite foods that the fabulous Mrs. J/K prepares?

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  • Firstly congratulations Mr DiPasqua’s on the great review regarding Ms DiPasqua’s A Midnight Dance!!

    Live outside US

    Dear Mr. Jordan–or is it Mr. Kohler! LOL I’m getting confused, how do you keep track of which one to answer to? You mentioned that your wife is afraid of roosters, what are you afraid of?

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  • I so love the review for A Midnight’s Dance huge congrats.

    Mr Jordan I so love the answers to the questions and I love your wife’s historicals.

    Have Fun
    Helen

  • Ora

    What does a productivity leader do? It seems to me that all the RH’s have an extra supply of energy along with being efficient with time management with going to work and then running the house hold and taking care of children when your DW’s are working away on their next book.
    I have already read Wicked in Your Arms and loved it. I wish I didin’t have to wait til next year for Cleo’s story.
    I buy a lot of books for a friend’s girls. They are both excited for the release of Vanish. They both really enjoyed Firelight.

  • Ivy

    Mr.D, that’s a lovely review..

    Mr.J/K, I too was wondering how a productivity leader could work from home. Kinda seems like they should be there. I know a fella who works for Ingersoll/Rand. Travels all over for them.

    Loved your answers. I can only imagine the story behind the rooster. They can be mean, esp those bantams. I’m not crazy about ducks..as a child I had an incident w/ a guard duck..:)

  • Mr JK – how do you handle the rush for deadline?

  • Roosters freak me out, plus I don’t think they are very smart either. This post was awesome, by the way!! ;)

    Thanks for the chance to win too!

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  • Thanks for the chance to win!!

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  • Brigett Carroll

    Mr. Jordan,
    Being an alpha male is a very positive statement!! Take that in a most loving sincere way. LOL!! You are very lucky to be married to a very talented writer. Great interview!!

  • Uh – isn’t it bigamy to be married to so many women? lol JK. What a great hubby to help you out so much!

    Great interview! With writing so many different genres do you find yourself having trouble switching gears or one of the others bleeding into the one you are working on?

  • Mr. Jordan/Kohler:

    It’s so nice to see that you are so supportive of your wife. I just started a book review blog in May 2011 and, while my husband is okay with it, I find that he doesn’t fully support my endeavors. I spend too much time reading and blogging when I get home from my full time job, and not enough time paying attention to him. Did/do you ever feel like her writing books encroached on your family time and if so, how did/do you handle it?

    Thank you,
    Sapphyria
    saphsbookblog(at)gmail(dot)com
    I’m from the U.S.

  • I’ve never read an interview that’s interviewed the husband and I think that’s such a great idea!! I enjoyed reading his answers so much. I found it hilarious she compared him to an alpha male dog yet she hasn’t written anything like that. It’s always so interesting to see what the men have to say!

    Thanks for the giveaway!
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  • Brilliant interview, Mr. Jordan/Kohler!

    Love your advice to RHs to listen to their wives. My RH has never read anything I’ve written and yet I think he could write a better synopsis of the stories than I can just from helping me talk them through.

    Maybe you’ll show him how to properly stack books at a signing soon?

    Hope to see you and Sophie/Sharie soon!

  • Loved the interview! So nice to know that Mr. Jordan is supportive of his wife.

  • What a great idea to interview RH! Fantastic interview with Sophie’s husband. Enjoyed reading this!

  • So Mr. Jordan, what is that infamous tri-sexual joke?

  • You rock Mr. Jordan! As a writer and aspiring author, I know how important a good support system is and it sounds like you play your role very well. If I could ask 2 questions (1 for you and 1 for Sophie) they would be: (you) Is there any part of being married to writer you don’t like? (Sophie) What kind of story(ies) did you submit to contests to earn the life-changing phone call? Thanks for the honest interview and the giveaway too!

  • Sounds like divine intervention getting. the call right before your wife was going to call back to work. Glad she got the call so we can all enjoy her imagination! She is lucky to have found a patient and understanding husband.

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  • I have to say that I particulary love the part in the interview about an RH needing to be supportive and pitching in when their spouse is up against a deadline. That level of love/support is priceless in a partner.

  • Another great interview! Such a shame this is the last week.
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  • Haha! I thoroughly enjoyed reading your answers! What a wonderful RH you are! So have you read all your wife’s books?

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  • Wow! First of all, Mr. Dipasqua. You deserve that proud RH moment. What a great review!

    Mr. J/K – great memory for details. I’m impressed.

    The books sound great. As I’m not in the U.S., I will have to check out my local bookstore!

    Thanks for the fun interview!

  • I’m still reeling from learnging that Mr. J was roommates with Mr. Shana Galen! What a small world!

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  • I’m so loving this blog. It is great to hear from the husbands of writers because we really need you, before and after we’ve published.

    Great job Mr. Kohler!

    Brandie

  • Mr. Jordan

    Mr. DiPasqua
    Thanks for having me, I had a great time. Always willing to discuss the RH Hotline idea…

  • Mr. Jordan

    Virginia
    We are both fortunate enough to work from home, it is funny cause both our children think that everyone’s parents work from home. With that said we spend a lot of time together, and when the kids are in school we have a lunch date once a week or so.
    Sophie has a great knack for putting meals together from whatever we have in the house, but probably my favorite is spicy sausage (Italian sausage in a cream sauce with chili powder). We both enjoy cooking, so we split that duty during most weeks. I also like to bar-b-que and cook crawfish in the spring.

    BiteMe Ash
    I will answer to anything, just don’t call me late for dinner. What am I afraid of, that’s easy book deadline time…no, just joking. I am also afraid of roosters, said incident may or may not have happened with both of us present

    Ora
    I am fortunate enough to work from home, so that gives me some flexibility with helping out with the kids, unfortunately that also means that I have access to work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Not uncommon for me to put the kids to bed and do some work for a few hours in the evening. As for the productivity leader gig, I focus on the Trane AC/Heating side of IR’s business, specifically targeting our Trane Commercial Contracting offices. This year our focus is on top line margin expansion, so anything we can do to help offices expand margin through tools of new processes.

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  • I would pay very good money to be a fly on the wall at a RH support group meeting.

    Mr. Jordan is a prince among men, obviously…and what he fails to mention is that he’s become an RWA staple, and definitely one of my favorite parts of Nationals.

    But watching the Astros game instead of your new girl? Points lost for that one, Mr. J.

  • Mr Jordan

    Ivy
    Ingersoll Rand as a company has a lot of different sectors. As for the productivity leader gig, I focus on the Trane AC/Heating side of IR’s business, specifically targeting our Trane Commercial Contracting offices. This year our focus is on top line margin expansion, so anything we can do to help offices expand margin through tools of new processes.
    Sarah
    Deadline rush is always a fun time around our house. Without running the risk of losing my man card, I try and take over as much as possible around the house, including: laundry, cooking, bathing kids, kid shuttle service, and have even been known to make the bed. This weekend I am actually going to take the kids to my in-laws for the weekend so Sophie can finish revisions for FIRELIGHT book 3.

    Brigett Carroll
    Thank you, I know I am.

    Bookbunny
    Basically Sophie writes 3 books a year, 1 for each genre and has no problems shifting gears between the 3.

  • Mr Jordan,

    I think is is just wonderful that your wife utilises some of your sayings in her books how very romantic!

    Question I have is have you ever knowingly contributed to a scene in one of your wifes books,say by something you did in real life ?

    Desere

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  • Sophie Jordan

    Thanks, everyone, for checking out my “alpha dog” hubby’s post today … He’s enjoying it. And I know this because his office is just a few feet away from mine… ;)

  • Mr. Jordan/Kohler,

    Thanks for the info. Now I know what to get Sophie for her birthday. Also, can you please explain again what a tri-sexual is?

  • Mr Jordan

    Sapphyria
    I never felt that the writing has encroached on family time. There are certain times that she needs to focus, but we both work from home so we spend a lot of time together and with our children, we are very fortunate with this situation. I have always supported Sophie in her writing and encouraged her to do whatever she wanted with it. I can honestly tell you that she is one person that honestly and truly LOVES her job, I don’t think many people can say that in this day and age.

    Lark
    Mr. D and I will negotiate the RH Hotline… maybe your RH can participate…
    Stacking books is easy, it’s the questions about being the cover model that makes me blush…luckly I am wearing a shirt and disguising the 10 pack I have…LOL…

    ShanaGalen
    Trust me when I say that Mr. Galen knows the joke…

    Samantha Jean
    Thanks, I appreciate that. There is nothing I would change about being married to a writer, let’s just say if she is happy, then I am happy…
    I can actually answer both if you don’t mind. The contest for her agent was actually her first paranormal book MARKED BY MOONLIGHT in its rough draft. The contest that got her first Avon contract was actually her first historical romance ONCE UPON A WEDDING NIGHT. RWA sponsors several contest.

  • Cannot wait to see your Character Will in upcoming books, Mr. Jordan!

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  • This was a fantastic interview! Great questions. Fear of roosters, hmmmm. I love the fact she bases Will on your characteristics. I can`t wait to meet her at a book signing! Thanks for this chance to win.
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  • Mr. D: Enjoy the proud RH moment; great review!

    Mr. J/K: I enjoyed the interview. It’s wonderful to hear how supportive you are.

    How has Mrs. J/K’s success as an author affected you and your family? What is the most romantic vacation you and Mrs. J/K have taken?

    Thanks!

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  • Mr. Jordan great answers to Mr. D’s questions today.

    Somehow my husband decided before we were married that we would have only boys. I told him it didn’t work that way but it ended up being true. We also had a Spanish exchange student live with us while my two boys were in High School so no matter what the sex be prepaired to be driivng a lot of miles to practices. Between the three of them they were involved with baseball, football, fencing, soccer, swim team, and fencing! Somehow basketball missed out – probably because of conflicting practice times! Of course boy scout meetings were also on the “drive” schedule as well!

    Just wanted to warn you to start preparing yourself now! It may be time to start not only those college funds but also a car fund as well (cars can be cheap, insurance for teenagers is not). It’s not to early to begin to save that money now. We made the mistake of having 3 teenage boys in the home and only 1 car and 3 different sport scheudles.

    Do you and Sophia have a favorite place you like to take your children if you have free time on a beautiful week-end afternoon? Be sure to treasure those times now (and take lots of pictures – you can use them when they are teenagers as blackmail).

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  • Mr Jordan

    Poisnivyred
    I have read both YA’s, great stories if you haven’t read them you don’t know what you’re missing. I have read all 4 paranormal’s that are currently out, will need to read the one out here in the next few weeks. Admittedly, I have only read 5 of the 8 historical’s, not that I am not supportive of this genre, it’s hard for my simple mind to follow, I mean what is a “ton” anyways??? To me it’s the size truck you drive or 2,000 pounds. I also used to get the strangest looks on airplanes when you break out a historical novel, not that it bothered me, but once you explained that your wife wrote it it opened up conservation for the entire flight.

    RebeLovesBooks
    Sophie is also a matchmaker in her spare time…

    Sarah MacLean
    What goes on in the RH Hotline…stays in the RH Hotline…
    Hey, even an alpha pack leader has his flaws…

    Desere
    See question above… What’s your response when asked, “So where does your wife get the inspiration for her love scenes?”…;)

  • Mandivilla

    *blush* do you ever get any ideas from your wife’s love scenes? Or is it more of an eyeroll, like my husband does. lol.

  • Mr. Jordan, thanks for participating in the A MIDNIGHT DANCE Blog Party. I so enjoyed your interview! We’re delighted you’re here.

    An RH hotline? Good Lord. LOL

  • Congratulations, Mr. DiPasqua!

    Mr.J/K I think it is wonderful that you are so supportive and have even read her wonderful books. Loved your interview! Sounds like your marriage is a 50/50 proposition. That’s very special.

    Have you taken many vacations where your wife could get information for her books? If so, where was your favorite place?

  • What a great interview. I love the idea of a RH support group and hotline. I think it would help my poor hubby out considerably.

    suzannelazear(@)hotmail

  • also, can’t wait to read Vanish. When I turn in my edits, that’s going to be my reward.

  • Mr Jordan

    Csmulcare
    All roosters sent as b-day gifts will become fried chicken…
    And if you don’t know what a tri-sexual is by now…I can’t help…
    Sherie
    As long as you keep in mind he is the 20 years younger version…with the 10 pack abs…

    Rhonda
    The tour starts the first week in September…the kids and I will miss her…

    Karen C
    No negative affects what so ever, it’s a job she LOVES and she gets to do it from home (or local Starbucks) and spend time with our kids. I guess if anything it has brought our family closer together. Our daughter is VERY proud of her mom and will tell anyone who will listen that “my mom writes books”
    Most romantic vacation was our honeymoon to Barbados. We had a room right on the ocean, you could hear the waves, a different rum drink of the day, every day, and smoking fine Cuban cigars on the patio watching the sun set. Sophie and our daughter seem to be spreading a rumor in the Jordan house that we are going to Hawaii in 2 years though.

  • Sophie Jordan

    Mr. Jordan, honey, we are going to Hawaii in 2 years … this is not a rumor but fact. ;)

  • Mr Jordan

    Jeanne M
    I hear ya, sometimes I feel like I run a full time shuttle service, and our youngest is still not old enough to do a lot yet. Let’s see, its soccer season now, and our daughter is playing on a select soccer team, so that started in early August, she also takes guitar lessons, then we role into basketball, back to soccer, and then swim team, all the while with guitar lessons. Our youngest has gymnastics and swim lessons, so that’s fairly simple. I wouldn’t change it for the world though…
    No joke huh, I have already told my daughter she can inherit my truck and daddy can get a new one…
    When it’s not 100 Deg outside we really enjoy having family and friends over and either bar-b-que or boil some crawfish, seems like we had crawfish every other week in the spring. There is also another rumor of a pool in the Jordan house coming soon…I hope that royalty check in October is HUGE… My in-laws also just bought a lake house, so I can see a lot of time spent there on weekends, and I am fortunate enough to have an uncle who owns a ranch down in South Texas where I can take the kids and go hunting.

    Mandivilla
    LOL…you don’t ever steal someone’s moves… ;)

  • I see from the interview that you do actually read your wife’s books so I was just curious if you happen to read any other romance books? Or just your wifes

  • Mr Jordan

    Lila
    Thanks for having me, I always wondered what was involved in blogging, thanks for giving me my time to shine…
    RH Hotline is gaining support… ;)

    Cathy P
    I am sure Sophie wishes we could visit some of the places her paranormals are set, but mostly we do the family vacation for now until the kids are a little older. I mean who doesn’t love Disney, at any age???

    Suzanne Lazear
    It sounds like the RH Hotline is gaining support, who knows… Of course the RH Hotline National Meeting will be in fabulous Las Vegas…EVERY year…
    Not to spoil VANISH, but you will be shocked in the first 10 pages

  • I think it is completely acceptable to keep tabs on a baseball score if you were at Wings N’More. Assuming it is still even there. Hope I am not dating myself.

    Love the books!

    Gig ’em Ags! :)

    Julie
    julieboo817 at gmail
    Arizona

  • With all the great books that your very talented wife writes, have you ever thought of writing, or do you write too? Has any fans ever shocked you by doing/saying something?
    June M.
    manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

  • Di

    I didn’t realize that Sophie wrote in several genres under two names. Does she write several books at the same time? If so, does she ever get confused and mix stories or characters?

    sallans d at yahoo dot com

  • Mr Jordan

    Mandy B
    As far as romance books are concerned, only the wife’s. However I am the ONLY guy in the romance isle at the bookstore stuffing bookmarks into Sophie’s books whenever I run across a store while traveling. I do enjoy reading, usually when I travel for work. I have a couple of authors I follow, mostly suspense, and of course anything to do with the United States Armed Forces. Thank a solider when you see one.

  • Amy

    Thanks for sharing the cool black & white photo with us! Mr. Jordan should take being called an alpha male a compliment because all the ladies love alpha males nowadays! I wish I knew more of them in real life and I enjoy meeting alpha heroes in books.

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  • Great answers Mr J/K. I loved hearing that you read your wife’s books, this is great news. Also you being the taxy driver I have always been the taxy here and I know how much time this takes up. Sounds like you share the chores and I love that in a man. You two just work great together.

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  • Johanna Jochum

    Great interview today! I think you guys are so funny! I look forward to this every morning!

    Now as a person who raises chickens, I’m curious to know the chicken story! LOL!

    Thanks for sharing with us today!

    evjochum[AT]aol[DOT]com

  • what a great idea – love sophie/sharie and so glad to meet the man that inspires her :)
    got to meet her in florida at rwa
    jennscl at gmail dot com

  • Sophie Jordan

    Roosters, ugh — we called this specific one Napolean because he was a small rooster, but the meanest … he’d charge from a mile away — attack and use his spurs! I still have nightmares ….

  • Mr Jordan

    Julie
    That’s what I thought too. The sports bar in question was the Fox & Hound. Love Wings N’More, that and Freebirds were my 2 staples in College Station. Now there are tons of restaurants.

    June M
    I think one writer in the house is plenty. I know she is cringing reading my replies. Grammar and punctuation are not my strong suit…
    I have 2 good fans stories that I find very humorous. One was the fan who hated a historical so bad that they had to be sure to email Sophie and tell her how bad they hated it and that they left in the Atlanta airport. The other was fairly recent review on Amazon I believe, but anyways they hated the book so much that they had to read it a second time to make sure they hated it…maybe a third time and they would have at least tolerated it…

    Di
    She writes 2 genres under Sophie Jordan and 1 genre under Sharie Kohler. Her contracts for all 3 are pretty evenly spaced out, so never working on 2 at the exact same time, occasionally there will be times when she is writing one, and doing revisions for another, but so far she keeps everything in line.

  • Mr. Jordan,

    Ok, Ok, I guess it will be my job to let everyone in on the “tri-sexual” joke. Let me preface this with the fact we were in college and we used to drink a lot. Mrs. Galen hates my college stories because they always start with “we were so wasted”, but I digress. So the joke goes something like this and may or may not have happened on Mr. and Mrs. Jordan’s 1st date:

    Poor unsuspecting Girl (Mrs. Jordan): So, Mr. Jordan, tell me something about yourself.

    Mr. Jordan (after a few beers): I am a “tri-sexual”

    Poor unsuspecting Girl (Mrs. Jordan): What’s a “tri”-sexual?

    Mr. Jordan (wry smile on his face): I’ll “tri” anything.

    TYPICAL RESPONSE TO THE JOKE IS A DISGUSTED LOOK.

    So there you have it. Glad I could be of service. Feel free to share that with your less mature friends. By the way, Sharie Kohler/Sophie Jordan is a super talented writer/wife/mother that is my second favorite author, next to my wife of course. Everyone should go out and buy her new books and while you are there, you can pick up a Shana Galen novel (never hurts to plug the wife).

    Mr. Galen

  • This was absolutely hilarious, and not many books or anything written can make me laugh out loud! :)
    It was great to see a different perspective of writing, and hear about Sophie’s other books.

    ashnoelle(at)hotmail(dot)com

  • Who was the first author you fell in love with, besides your wife?

  • great interview! Sounds like your very supportive of your wife..kudos!! My question is: Do you like your wife’s historical or paranormal books better?

  • Mr Jordan

    LilMissMolly
    Let’s just say prior to my wife reading wasn’t a passion of mine…unless the book had pictures… ;)

    Stephanie
    Paranormal and her YA, mostly due to the fact they are set in present day. I mean serious, what is a “ton” anyway??? And a “cravat”??? sounds like a seafood dish I had in Destin last week…

  • Sophie Jordan

    Mr. Jordan …you better hope a certain historical romance editor of mine isn’t reading your comments regarding my historical romance novels or you may have some explaining to do …

  • Savonna

    Great interview, Mr. Jordan!! I love the support, humor and the fact that Sophie uses some of your traits in her characters!! You should definitely feel honored… especially since she hasn’t killed those characters off… yet… hahaha!! I’m glad I’m not the only one who dislikes roosters… although I’m not afraid of them!! ;p

  • Mr. Jordan/Kohler,
    Looking at the 3 books coming out, your wife has been very busy this year. She is hitting three good markets with her work. YA has really become a rich market for writers as well as readers. There is so much good writing going on for teens. I will am familiar with her Sophie Jordan works, but have not read her paranormals.
    It sounds like you have a fun, understanding, and supportive relationship in your marriage. That is so important for a writer. I hope all three books do well on their releases.

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  • Na

    Hi Mr. Jordan!
    I have a Sophie Jordan book and really enjoyed it but haven’t tried a Sharie Kohler book yet so it looks like that is in order. I read both historicals and paranormals books so it’s great that your wife writes in so many genres.

    You pointed out some very nice traits in Sophie, and I agree, a strong sense of family is important.

    Non-US resident
    Cambonified[at]yahoo[dot]com

  • Mr. Jordan,
    I would just like to say how refreshing it is that you support your wife’s writing. There are many men out there who do not support thier spouse in whatever they do but especially writing I have seen. So thank you for supporting Sophie and I’m sure that you are her inspiration and you help to make the books better!

  • so sad why is only for US because i like firelight so can’t wait for the second book – vanish

    so i have to wait our publisher here to publish the book, never mind because i like will (the hero from firelight) ^^

  • Great interview answers. It’s also a pleasure to meet the me behind all these wonderful Authors. And a Hot-Line sounds awesome but I think there should be a Mr. D blog and other RH husbands. This has been so unique and enjoyable we’re going to miss you guys spilling the answers :)
    I love Sophie Jordan’s books and she’s another Author on my keeper shelf.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com
    USA
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    member of Lila’s yahoo group
    member of Pavement Princesses
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  • Sophie’s husband- What advice would you personally give to an aspiring author’s husband and to the aspiring author as well? To Sophie, how do you deal with the moments that you just don’t “feel” like writing and how do you manage your time with every other thing that you have going on (I am a stay at home mom/aspiring author and it seems nearly impossible for me to find the time to write and when I do find the time, I don’t “FEEL” the inspiration to. I know, I know, I can find the time to READ and blog etc. but can’t find the time to write? LOL!)?

  • Anonymous

    Mr. Jordan,
    I think you should write a tri-sexual book and my husband I’m sure would read it (assuming an audio version would be available).

  • Sophie Jordan

    LadyRed,

    I guess my advice to you is to allow yourself to “play” sometimes and also attend to the needs of your family. I do both. And I don’t feel guilty when that happens. Part of life is taking of yourself as well as taking care of others.

    But then, eventually, you just have to get down to business and write. No one can make you do this except you. A lot of times I sit down to work, I don’t feel like doing it. But once I get started, the inspiration eventually starts to flow.

    Best of luck!

  • What a fabulous idea – interview with the authors’ S/Os! It’s nice to see how supportive the RHs are for their wives. My S/O and I write as a team so the support is already there. The research is awesome. We write erotic. *weg*
    I have a question.
    Mr. Jordan, what is the funniest or weirdest question Sophie may have asked you for the male perspective POV(point of view) for a scene and what was your answer?
    Brenda
    bestloverintown at gmail dot com

  • I’m totally picturing that RH support group. What would you call your support group?

    Thanks for the fun interview. I’m loving this blog party.

    Jen
    US resident
    GFC follower as Romancing the Book
    admin.bookblog AT gmail.com

  • Mr Jordan

    Lady Red
    To an aspiring author’s husband: be SUPPORTIVE, I can’t stress it enough. Do whatever needs to be done to allow for that writing time.
    To an aspiring author: keep at it, don’t get discouraged.

    Anonymous
    LOL… I am not sure there is a market for a 3 page book, with 2 pages being pictures… 

    Brenda & Steve
    Sophie’s questions are usually straight to the point. I am the go to resident expert for any gun, hunting, fishing or 4 wheel drive truck questions.

    Jen@RtB
    Keep it simple
    RH Group Hotline “Supporting RH’s all over the world” “Call one of our qualified counselors today”
    Of course our nation meeting would be in fabulous Las Vegas, EVERY year…

  • Shadow

    Great interview! Its great how you support her. :) RH groups sounds great! It would be interesting to see what kind of trouble you guys get into. Thanks for sharing, i really enjoyed your interview. Made me chuckle a time or two. :)
    shadowluvs2read(at)aol(dot)com

  • Awesome interview and I think it’s always better to be the top dog! And I would definitely want to hear more about that tractor vs. tree story.

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  • Regarding her “pack of dogs” reference, if she likes dogs, then I say it’s a compliment!

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  • What a great RH! I love getting to know both the husband and wife through these interviews! Your wife’s books under both her names look really good!

    Robin D
    robindpdx (at) yahoo (dot) com

  • great interview! i find it very interesting hearing from a spouse’s pov about their partner’s successful career. very interesting and different! and i would like vanish!

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