Thursday, June 14, 2012

Today's Special - - Author Jennifer Saints and Cover Model Tim Parrish


We are happy to welcome Jennifer St. Giles (a/k/a Jennifer Saints a/k/a J.L. Saint)  back to The Romance Dish.  We know how much you all enjoy a good looking book cover. (grin)  Well, Jenni has not only brought along the cover of her upcoming book, Cocktail Cove but she also recently interviewed the gentleman who graces that cover.  We hope you enjoy the following interview with cover model, Tim Parrish!




Why is this romance writer writing about LOVE IN THE WILD?

Two reasons.  First, because love and fun is what romance is all about.  And season two of LOVE IN THE WILD looks to be full of both.  Second, because one of the men starring in LOVE IN THE WILD is on the cover of my upcoming book, COCKTAIL COVE.  In this author’s opinion, Tim Parrish makes this cover a very beautiful thing.   I’ll share more about the story later.  Today we have the special treat of hearing from Tim!

JENNI: What are the best things about growing up in Wisconsin and living in Chicago?

TIM: Growing up in Wisconsin was great because the neighborhoods I lived in had a lot of my friends in them or close by and were pretty safe for kids.  We had parks basically in my backyard that we were always playing sports in and just having good fun.  The move to Chicago in 2004 was a bit of a shock coming from smaller to medium town living to big city living.  This city always has stuff going on and more to offer as it pertains to entertainment, restaurants and opportunities.  It’s been pretty good to me for the most part.

JENNI: Real estate man, actor, model, personal trainer, comic and independent contractor.  Tell us about what brought you to these career choices.

TIM: I like the spice of life.  Why make money doing one thing when you can spice up the variety of your days, meet people across different industries and have fun doing it.  I love the creative side of things so I gravitate more towards those career choices.

JENNI: You’re about to make some major changes in your life.  What are your future hopes and goals?

TIM: Time to make bigger strides and go after some things more aggressively in the entertainment world.  My hopes are to be a successful working actor and model while still leaving time to do some other jobs like I’ve been doing.

JENNI: If you could only tell the world five things about who Tim Parrish the man is, what would they be?

TIM: How about 5 F’s: Fun, funny, fit, free minded and fortunate

JENNI: What is the most romantic thing you can think of?

TIM: Doing something creative and surprising someone with it.  Not using the power of the dollar to impress someone, but your mind and thoughtfulness to really show them you care.  This can obviously be done in so many ways, but sometimes people forget about simplicity of things and hide behind expensive dates to get someone interested.

JENNI: Do you have a driving motto in life?  What is it?

TIM: What’s gnawing at the back of your conscious mind every day that you have a passion for?  Go do that and don’t stop until you accomplish what you think you can do.

JENNI: Can readers contact you on Twitter and Facebook?

TIM: Absolutely.  Follow me on Twitter @TimboParrish and watch for a possible fan page coming out on Facebook.  You can also follow me on Pinterest.

JENNI: What can they say or share that will be sure to make you smile?

TIM: Just be yourself and hopefully be interesting with a sense of humor.

JENNINBC’s LOVE IN THE WILD looks like it was a lot of fun.  Is there anything you want people to know about your role on the show?  Can you say anything about your experience on the show yet? 

TIM:  It was a ton of fun and wouldn’t trade that experience for anything.  Basically, I wanted to just be myself and have as much fun as possible, make connections naturally without forcing anything and kick some ass in the competitions.  I am a goof, although I am a pretty confident guy, so as you can tell from the commercials that I let loose a bit with my interview questions.  Gotta watch for the results though, I’m sworn to secrecy.

JENNI: Did starring in LOVE IN THE WILD change your personal outlook on relationships and what is important in them?

TIM:  I’m always evaluating the relationships I’m in across the board.  Whether it’s romantic, business or personal, there’s always more you can bring to the table to tweak them and you learn more about what really matters to you.  Nobody is perfect, but you need to understand how you want to position yourself in these relationships and who is really worth your time in the end and sometimes you need to cut ties or work further with a relationship and do what makes sense for you.  That’s how I do it.

Thank you Tim for being here today.  Ladies I hope you’ll follow Tim on Twitter and get the latest scoop on what looks to be fabulous fun.

Remember Every Day to Dream, Believe, Create, Inspire, Love, and Heal.  The keys to true success.

Happy Reading!

Love Jennifer St. Giles, J.L Saint, Jennifer Saints.




27 comments:

  1. Thanks, Jenni and Tim! Tim, sorry about your early exit from LOVE IN THE WILD but glad you had fun. Love your attitude about the whole thing!

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  2. *waving* Hi, Jenni! And welcome, Tim! Thanks for the great interview. I particularly love the 5 Fs. :) Cocktail Cove has a great cover, Jenni!

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  3. Thank you ladies. Have been in surgery all day. Will post more as soon as I can. You all are great!!

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  4. Love the cover! I haven't been watching Love in the Wild, but maybe I will have to go and see the episodes I missed. Can't wait till Cocktail Cove comes out! I am looking forward to it :-)

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    1. Can't wait till Cocktail Cove comes out! I am looking forward to it :-)

      Me too, Ashleigh! Thanks for stopping by!

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  5. Hey Yallz! Thanks for the kind words. Jen has been an AWESOME supporter and solid fan that has helped me along the way. I'm honored to be on the cover of this book and know it'll be a fantastic read. Watch out for me as I make my way to LA to make some more things happen in the entertainment industry. Feel free to follow me @TimboParrish and my website will be up in due time, www.timparrish.com. Keep rockin Jen and thanks to the other supporters! Your Pal, Tim Parrish

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    1. Thanks for dropping by, Tim. Best of luck in LA!

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  6. The cover is smoking hot and Tim was so wonderful to work with. This book is going to be another bestseller! Tim, you're well on your way to becoming a big star!

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    1. Looking forward to reading it, Dayna!

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  7. Jenni, nice interview with Tim! It's great to get a bit more insight into the cover models. Tim seems 'well grounded' and I especially liked his Five F's and understanding of what 'romantic' means! ~becozy

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    1. I liked those Five F's too. Says a lot about the kind of person Tim is!

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  8. Love that cover! And the book ain't too shabby either

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    1. Hey, Wendy! Long time no see! :)

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  9. Great cover and interview. Tim not only looks the part for Jenni's fantastic writing but seems to BE the kind of man we love to read about. Best of luck to you. ~ KB

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  10. Great interview, can't wait to get my hands on a copy of the book - it looks gorgeous! I haven't seen Love In the Wild but I'm looking forward to seeing Tim in future projects! Best wishes to you both.

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    1. Isn't it though? Made me smile. :)

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  12. Great interview, Jenni! So happy readers will finally get to enjoy this story--and I LOVE the cover! xox Jacquie

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  13. Thank you for stopping by and saying hello everyone! The comments and encouragement are so greatly appreciated! Can't wait for the book and the fun!

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  14. Great interview! Love the cover of your new book, just awesome. I have not read your work before but will check it out.

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  15. This was great. It's lovely to put a name to a gorgeous cover.

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  16. Thanks for the interview. Interesting. It is wonderful when someone can do the things they enjoy. I have seen the ads for LOVE IN THE WILD, but we watch very little "reality TV." I just might have to check this one out.

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  17. I would be embarassed to have Tim on my cover after the way he portrayed himself on Love in the Wild. He was in immature, conceited, chauvanistic jerk! This is not a reflection on the book, as I have not read it, but Tim is not someone I would want representing my product.

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  18. Nice to meet you, Tim! Good for you for going after your goals and choosing careers that interest you. It certainly makes life a lot more enjoyable when you live your passion(s)! Nice to get to know you better.

    Thanks for interviewing him Jennifer, and your new book sounds great :)

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  19. Hi Guys
    Great interview! I saw a promo for Jenni's book cover and I'm delighted the handsome man is also a really sound guy. Looking forward to the book and see what you have to tweet about Tim, new follower here :)

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