We are very pleased to welcome our two newest members, the writing team JK Rocks (Joanne and Karen Rocks). Here’s a little about them:
Writing partners Joanne and Karen Rock pen Young Adult books as a team in addition to solo careers as adult romance writers. Married into the same big, boisterous clan, Joanne and Karen quickly bonded over a shared love of books. After a decade of re-plotting their favorite films during family parties, they decided to write a book of their own. They sold their first attempt a year later, and look forward to the release of their debut, Camp Boyfriend. Now the launch book of both a camp series and the Spencer Hill Contemporary imprint for Spencer Hill Press, Camp Boyfriend has already been noted as a story to watch in 2013 and has been featured as a “Waiting on Wednesday” book on numerous YA book blogs this spring. Joanne and Karen are busy plotting new camp stories and look forward to meeting readers this summer when they’re not doing interviews online. With any luck, they’ll be visiting a summer camp near YOU!
Joanne Rock writes both contemporary and historical romance for Harlequin. Her next Harlequin Blaze, My Double Life, is a May 2013 release. Prior to writing, she received a Masters in English literature from the University of Louisville in KY. Her love of reading made her want to be a writer from an early age. To this date, Black Beauty and her collection of Nancy Drew books have a place of honor on her keeper shelves, and she is as likely to re-read Wuthering Heights on any given weekend as she is to download something new. When she’s not reading, writing or gabbing with friends about one of the former topics, Joanne is usually at a sports field cheering on one of her three sons in athletic endeavors too numerous to mention.
In a quest to provide her eighth grade students with quality reading material, middle school teacher Karen Rock read everything out there and couldn’t wait to add her voice to the genre. Now an author for Harlequin’s Heartwarming line, Karen is thrilled to pen stories that moms can share with their teenage daughters. Look for Wish Me Tomorrow, her debut adult romance, in September 2013. As half of the writing duo J.K. Rock, Karen also pens young adult romance. When she’s not busy writing, Karen enjoys scouring estate sales for vintage books, reinventing her gardens to suit her moods and occasionally rescuing local wildlife from neighborhood cats. She lives in the Adirondack Mountain region with her husband, her very appreciated beta-reader daughter and two King Cavalier spaniels who have yet to understand the concept of “fetch.”
For more information on this dynamic duo and their numerous publications, you can visit them at their website. They will be posting here on the 29th of every month. We are excited to welcome them to the Scene 13 family!