Joanne Jaytanie, author of ‘P.I~I Love You’ and ‘Christmas Ivy’, talks about writing


Joanne Jaytanie is an author of romantic suspense, paranormal, and contemporary romance books. Her stories are full of twists of plot and turns in her character’s lives. Joanne’s heroes find themselves involved in many troubles while building an everlasting relationship, that’s why each of her books is an exciting reading experience.

Recently I had a little chat with Joanne. Here is what we talked about…


  • How did you decide to pursue a writing career?

“I’ve loved writing since my freshman year in high school. But instead of following my dream, I went to college for business and got my BA. I spent years working in business administration, personnel, and finance for a variety of companies, including our own business.

Ten years after we started our accident reconstruction firm, my husband decided he had enough of running his own company and longed to return to marine engineering. That was a difficult time for me. Along with dealing with the loss of our business, I found myself with no job and no direction for what I wanted to do with the rest of my life. So I focused on my love of dogs. I went back to the obedience ring and then became infatuated with the breed ring. I have owned Dobermans for thirty-four years, bred and showed them for fifteen years. During my showing days I toyed with the idea of applying for my Conformation Judge license. All the while the need to write constantly pushed at me.

One day, while filling out part of my judge application, the thought occurred to me, if I continued on my present course I would be completely engulfed in the dog judging world and my writing would once again be pushed back to – some day.  I finally realized that if I didn’t focus on my dream today, it would slip away forever. I didn’t want to wake up one day and wonder why I never worked at the one thing I loved most to do.

My primary genre is romantic suspense with paranormal elements, which of course is one of my favorite reads. Because of my love of Dobermans and the fact they are a large part of my life, I wanted to incorporate them into my writing. By blending my love of Dobermans, suspense, and paranormal, The Winters Sisters came to life.

I love writing. I do it when I’m sad, happy, busy, and lonely. Writing makes me happy. I submerge myself in the world of my characters. I live and breathe their lives and marvel at their decisions and predicaments. How lucky am I to know what it is I want to do ‘when I grow up’ and to absolutely love doing it.”

  • Are your characters based on people you know?

“My characters are all created by me. However, I do have a habit of incorporating certain traits from individuals in my life, past and present.”

  • What genre are your books?

“My Winters Sisters series is romantic suspense with paranormal elements. Romantic suspense is my primary genre.

Most of my novellas are contemporary romance, with the exception of my new story, P.I ~I Love You.”

  • Which of your books is your most favorite?

“I would have to say Chasing Victory, because it was my debut novel. Although as I continue to write the Sisters series I find myself enjoying each new journey even more.”

  • Do you have a specific writing routine?

“I guess my specific routine is to set aside time each day to put words ‘on the page.’ I try to write in the early afternoon, although I find I am usually most productive in the evening. If I’m on a roll, I often been known to write until two in the morning.”

  • What are your current projects?

“I am currently working on book four for The Winters Sisters Series. This is a shorter novel. The main characters are Kenzie, who is not related to the sisters and Logan. I’m planning on releasing this novel by the end of February.”

  • What’s next for you?

“Next for me is to pursue the indie route for the next year. I’m learning all about the production end of the business. While it’s overwhelming at times, I thrive on the challenge.”

P.I ~ I Love You

PI I Love You

Rivers don’t let rocks hold them back.

River Nightingale has decided to blow past the rocky men in her life. She’s played by the rules for too long—especially when it came to her career as a cop. She was the top closer of cases for years, but promotions in her small town cop shop went to her less productive male counterparts. River’s friends, three other women cops, are also ready to change careers. Together they leave behind their small towns, become their own bosses, and purchase a Seattle private detective agency.

Homicide Detective Gage Hamlin takes pride in his job; he closes cases and fosters justice. All that changed the day River Nightingale sauntered into his office. River has him questioning his pride, his cases, and his aversion to private detectives, especially beautiful private detectives.

River’s client thinks Gage got it wrong, and River is forced to prove Gage missed a murder. Will River and Gage find a way to play nice, or will River be forced to leave Gage behind?


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Christmas Ivy

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Ivy has always been a part of Christmas; can this Ivy put down roots in Forever Christmas, where the spirit of the holidays never fades?

Ivy Harper is a survivor. Deprived of college by a selfish mother and stuck in a dead-end job that can’t pay the bills, it’s the last straw when she finds herself a crime victim, too. Hoping for a new start, she flees to the big city, only to end up homeless. Her one chance is an intern program that offers a new life on a farm outside a small town. But can a farm job provide Ivy’s artistic soul the security and fulfillment she needs?

Mason Weatherly is exhausted. A leading surgeon, ER doc, and specialist in internal medicine, Dr. Weatherly is in constant demand. Unfortunately his seventeen-hour days and long weeks mean he has no relationship or personal life. Frazzled and desperate for a break, Mason decides to visit his brother, Colton, before Colton settles down. Mason needs to discover for himself how a small town and a tree farm managed to tame his career-driven brother.


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AuthorBioBanner-Joanne Jaytanie


Joanne Jaytanie was born and raised in Sherburne, New York, a quaint village surrounded by dairy farms and rolling hills. From the moment she could read she wanted to explore the world. During her college years she slowly crept across the country, stopping along the way in Oklahoma, California, and finally Washington State, which she now proudly calls home. She lives with her husband and Dobermans, in their home located on the Olympic Peninsula with a panoramic view of the Olympic Mountains.

Joanne writes romantic suspense, paranormal, and contemporary romance. She loves to submerge herself in the world of her characters, to live and breathe their lives and marvel at their decisions and predicaments. She enjoys a wide variety of books including paranormal, suspense, thriller, and of course romance.

Joanne is a member of Romance Writers of America, and past President of Peninsula Romance Writers, which was Debbie Macomber’s home chapter.






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