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OUT NOW! “WANTED: WIFE!” ~ And I’d like to thank the Academy…

Wanted WifeThe wait is over sweeties! Link here to purchase your ebook from any one of these stellar vendors, and come back here often for news and book reviews! I wouldn’t be ANYWHERE without my readers, so watch for blog tours, free giveaways, and content you won’t find ANYWHERE! And don’t forget to come back July 2 if you’d rather wait for the feel of a paperback in your hot little hands!

ALSO I’d be remiss if I failed to offer my many thanks: to my glamorous agent, Marisa Corvisiero of the Corvisiero Agency and her newest intern, Becca Simas, Avon editor extraordinaire Tessa Woodward, publicist Caroline Perny, blog tour goddess Melanie Berthier, the fine sassy ladies of Literati Author Services Michelle Schulz Eck, Karen Seager-Everett and Rosette Doyle, my indispensable darling friend, critique partner and fellow writer-extraordinaire Linda J. Parisi and finally, as in everything, my husband Frank, who’d always win out over all the Andys in the world, hands down.

Hey! Who wants to win a free ecopy of “Wanted: Wife!”

Wanted Wife Oh, you know you do! If it’s free it’s for me! There’s nothing better than gratis! So if you’re as cheap as I am–and you get the bonus of one heartbreakingly romantic, uplifting and funny as all get-out story, then you know a bargain when you see one! So just click right here for your Rafflecopter straight to Andy!

My first Review for “‘Wanted: Wife’ is a Winner!”

Wanted WifeNow and then I Google my name to see what pops up, and boy, was I surprised to see my first review! It’s from Donna at “Bookishly Attentive,” and what I delight to see such a glowing review. Take a look for yourself…

My childhood had been peppered with tales about Pineys, crazy backwoods Jethros who shotgunned first and asked questions later.”

“Either this man was yanking my chain or there were still people out there who could surprise me.
‘You don’t think advertising on a utility pole for a wife is a bit out of the ordinary?'”

“He wasn’t medieval; he was positively Neanderthal.”

What’s up with Andy?

No one can be that perfect, the rare combination of a “manly-man,” sexy, sensitive, romantic, gorgeous and half French.  First hint that all is not what it seems: he’s a native of New Jersey and living in that great state myself, I know these attributes are oh so thin on the ground.  So when Andy Devine advertises for a wife by hanging flyers on telephone poles, you know there’s got to be much more going on.  And Julie Knott, a Philadelphia reporter drawn to the unusual, is on the case.  Julie’s personal life is in shambles but the story comes first, especially when Andy, after interviewing 100 wannabe Mrs. Devines, decides Julie fits the bill. Having very little left to lose, Julie agrees to Andy’s proposal – and brings her own secrets to the South Jersey Pines.

An unforgettable hero, an unusual premise, an unlikely setting, (the New Jersey Pine Barrens, for goodness sake!) and a spot-on first person narrative combine to make this one of the freshest, funniest contemporary romances I’ve read so far this year.  The truth does eventually prevail, and when it does, you find yourself on your feet, rooting for this romantic pair. Wanted: Wife is a winner.

Available for pre-order now on Amazon.com.  Publication date is June 4, 2013.

Like my new Facebook page! PreOrder “Wanted: Wife!” Oy! So much to do!

IMG_1551Be the first kid on your block to Like my new Facebook page! And stay tuned to it for fast-breaking news, saucy visages and witty bon mots! Visit now and visit often and make everyone jealous from your near-brush with the almost nearly famous! And don’t forget to preorder Wanted: Wife at Barnes & Noble! Or Amazon! Or the Apple iBookstore! Or—aaaaaah! Don’t make my head explode! It’s bad enough I have to wait until June 4! Stay tuned for more updates! It won’t be long now before you have Wanted: Wife in your hot little hands, but OH the agony of the wait! Ease your suffering and preorder now!

“Wanted: Wife” Cover Art and Blurb

Wanted WifeCover Blurb:

If you love the humor and romance of Rachel Gibson and Susan Elizabeth Phillips, don’t miss the fabulous debut of Gwen Jones!

Wanted: Wife

Landed, Financially Secure 40-Yr-Old Male * Handsome, but with old-school communication skills and a secret past *

Seeks Healthy, Athletic Female * Preferably a pretty reporter with a messy love life who has never spent a day in the woods *

For Marriage and Family * What could possibly go wrong? *

On Sale 4 June 2013 from all the usual suspects!

Gwen Jones for Sale!

Gwen Jones and Gretchen Weerheim LSFW 13Recently I attended the annual Liberty States Fiction Writers Conference held at the Renaissance WoodMarisa Corvisiero 3.2013bridge Hotel in Iselin, New Jersey. It was a wonderful conference, with multiple Bram Stoker Award-winner Jonathan Maberry giving the keynote address as well a couple of killer workshops. I got to catch up with some people I haven’t seen in a while, one of them my sister and fellow writer, Gretchen Weerheim (on the right of me, who writes this stuff called “science” fiction. Not sure what it is, but it sounds scary so I’m keeping clear). Anyway, here we are meeting at an alternate conference site, our dinner guests including not only my glamorous agent Marisa Corvisiero here on the right, but a few other notable literati including Linda J. Parisi, a New York editor, a couple more agents and a bestselling author. A rollicking good time was had by all, as evidenced by the potent potables in my pix, but if you think I’m going to tattle on who else was sitting at my table you must be daft. Your girl Gwen is selling it, sweeties, and still is as we speak. So if you want to get as lucky as I was, plan on attending Liberty States next March. You can thank me there for your good fortune.

Short story “Hawks” is featured in Kelsey Review 2012

Exploring relationships,  dealing with loss, and observing nature are all themes that jump off the pages  of the 2012 edition of Kelsey Review, an arts journal published  annually by Mercer County Community College (MCCC) and now available  free at public libraries throughout Mercer County. Now in its 31st year,  the  2012 Review features 26 works of  fiction, non-fiction and poetry by 16 writers who live, work or study in Mercer  County.

Writing contributors include Vida Chu, Lisa Cugasi, Beverly Mach Geller, Elaine M. Gutterman, Lois Marie Harrod, Jean Hollander, Ken Jaworowski, Gwen Jones, Lavinia Kumar, Robert McHugh, Carolina Morales, Dan O’Brien, Wanda S. Praisner, Steve Smith and Alan Teplitsky.

Print copies of the latest edition of Kelsey Review are available, free, at libraries and selected bookstores throughout Mercer County, or view and enjoy it here in a new, innovative turn-page digital format. You can print, share, and download this publication. Many thanks to Review editor Dr. Ed Carmien for all his help and for thinking “Hawks” is worth the read!

Recently in Publishers Marketplace…

Publisher’s Marketplace – In Women’s/Romance Deals…

Gwen Jones’s ANDY DEVINE TAKES A WIFE, a reporter decides to interview a man who had the nerve to post an antiquated and down right rude ad for a wife, never expecting to find her very own Mr. Right, to Tessa Woodward at Avon, in a nice deal, for publication in June 2013, by Marisa Corvisiero at Corvisiero Literary Agency.

“Andy Devine” SOLD to HarperCollins!

You’ve read the excerpt, you’ve salivated for more, and NOW, after months of waiting, you’re finally going to be rewarded! HarperCollins Publishers has bought Andy Devine, though you’ll probably see its debut under a slightly different moniker. Who cares! Andy sure doesn’t, and neither do I, as we’re both thrilled to the point of incoherency! Many thanks to my Avon editor, the lovely Tessa Woodward, literary agent/goddess Marisa Corvisiero of the Corvisiero Literary Agency, and beta reader, fellow writer and friend extraordinaire, Linda J. Parisi, who knows genius when she sees it fall flat on her face. And MANY THANKS to the beautiful people at Liberty States Fiction Writers and their Create Something Magical Writers Conference for bringing HarperCollins and this writer together. Beyond fabulous–ALL of you!

Tenative date for publication is Spring 2013, but stay tuned for more info!