Our Spotlight this week is on author Jennifer Hayward and her latest offering, The Magnate's Manifesto.
Who is Jennifer Hayward?
Maritimer from the gorgeous East coast of Canada, author, marketing professional, wife to a Viking, mother to a Viking-in-training and eleven-year book club devotee whose book club girls are amongst the most important thing in my life J
Who is your favourite author?
Oh, tough one. I can’t say one but I will say I am a huge fan of Sandra Marton, Michelle Reid, Sarah Morgan, Sylvia Day, Ann Patchett and my current obsession is Nalini Singh’s Changeling series
Do you listen to music while you write?
Yes if I’m jumping into a scene, it’s a huge inspiration for me. No if I’m frustrated with a piece of my manuscript, and definitely no when I’m revising because I read my manuscript out loud. It’s the only way I can ensure it’s going to read right.
What type of music?
All over the place, sometimes a great soundtract like The Mission, sometimes guitar music/classical, sometimes something inspiring like Emeli Sandé. Never anything too distracting or I’m not paying attention to my writing J
What do you do to relax? I’m a huge believer in working out – sound body, sound mind and all that. Power walks/hikes are a favourite. Then of course there’s reading a great book, a killer TV show like Scandal or an excellent bottle of wine and book club night which is guaranteed to put a smile on my face.
Tell us about your book...
Jared Stone, Silicon Valley’s resident genius, who along with his college roommate built the world’s leading consumer electronics company out of his living room, has been the tech world’s golden boy for a decade. A cocky rebel and visionary, nothing has ever been out of his reach, including all the things money can buy and the globe’s most beautiful women. But now his leadership of the company he built is in jeopardy. Jared fights back, lining up the deal of the century with a French consumer retail chain to solidify Stone Enterprises’ global position. It looks poised to work, until a personal joke, his tongue-in-cheek manifesto on women meant only for his wingmen buddies, is leaked on the Internet causing an incident of international female indignation. When Jared’s manifesto causes a boycott of Stone Industries’ products and whips feminist groups into a fury, his only way out is to promote Stone Industries’ Director of Sales, Bailey St. John, to CMO in a grand gesture to appease the female population. The only problem is, Jared is convinced Bailey isn’t ready for the job and she’s a loose cannon. Plus the fact they want to tear each other apart every time they’re in a room together. And that doesn't even take into account the fact that Bailey’s dark past is about to threaten everything.