Four in Hand: Jennifer Fusco, author

We’re trying out a fun and quick interview series called “Four in Hand,” named after the four-horse carriages driven by a solo driver. Here’s how “four in hand” works here.

The interviewee receives a list of a dozen or so horse-related questions. Of those questions, said interview subject picks four to answer. Not all require deep horsey knowledge. And most are fun. You’ll see.

Our first “driver” for “Four in Hand” is Jennifer Fusco.Jennifer leads a double life. By day, she’s a marketing director at GE. By night, she writes novels of action, adventure and paranormal romance.She’s also merged both of her callings by writing a series of ebooks helping authors deal with the scary prospect of marketing their books.Her MARKET OR DIE series is currently available through Amazon. Plus, she runs Market or Die Author Services to help authors market their books.*

1.       The Kentucky Governor has invited you to join him and the First Lady in their box at the Kentucky Derby. Tell us about your outfit.

Well, it’s more about the hat than the outfit, isn’t it?  My hat is pink, flamingo pink, with feathers and a pink satin bow.  It is big and blocks the people’s view behind me, but I don’t really care because I’m sitting in box seats with the Governor and his wife.  I imagine my dress as an eggshell white to tone down my pinky pink hat.  But pink pumps, of course!

2.       Your escort for Royal Ascot will be a Mr. Bond – James Bond. Which Bond do you want to accompany you?

 My goodness, what a tough question!  For me, it’s a toss-up between Sean Connery and Pierce Brosnan. If we’re talking modern day though, I’m choosing Brosnan, as long as he wears a tux!

3.       Do you have a horse? (Name, breed – if known, color, most memorable experience)

I don’t have a horse.  I live inside city limits.  If I did, I’m sure it would the situation would resemble that of Chestnut on the CBS TV Show, “Two Broke Girls.”

4.       Did you have a horse or pony in childhood? (Name, breed – if known, color, most memorable experience)

I did, actually, I had 3 horses.  They all lived at my Grandmother’s house in North Carolina. All of them were brown and named Peanut, Major and Tobey.  Peanut, was of course, my favorite, until I fell off him one day.  My biggest mistake was never getting back on. Even today, I don’t ride horses, but I watch them from a distance. What beautiful animals!

Thanks for the drive, Jennifer!

The latest, the third, MARKET OR DIE book by Jennifer Fusco

Even if you’re not an author wanting to sell a book, you might be selling/promoting something, so you might be interested in the MARKET OR DIE books. (FWIW, her exercises and lessons don’t sound as dire as the title might suggest.)

To order books and keep up with the MARKET OR DIE doings, especially free mini lessons on the blog, check the MOD website at 

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  • Toni Andrews
    January 25, 2012

    I agree with you on the James Bond choice. Don’t get me wrong, I think
    Daniel Craig is yummy, but he’s already shorter than you, even without the pumps and big pink hat. I’d make him look like a midget. I’m thinking you might want to go with this one:

  • Jennifer Fusco
    January 25, 2012

    Love the hat, Toni. Great choice. I’m wearing it already.

  • Rhonda Lane
    January 25, 2012

    Ooh, nice hat, Toni. At Royal Ascot, Mr. Bond will be attired in a top hat, too, so he might have a chance to “catch up” a bit, if Jennifer wears kitten heels. 😉

  • Laura Moore
    January 25, 2012

    Hi Jennifer, Hi Rhonda!

    What a fun interview. I’d vote for Sean Connery as my date. Can’t resist his Scottish burr among other things.

    Did you all hear about the new dress code at Ascot? Fascinators are no longer permitted. Don’t know what Princess Beatrice will do!

    Have a great day!


  • Kathleen
    January 25, 2012

    Love how you paint the picture! I’ll take Connery! Giddyapp!

  • Rhonda Lane
    January 25, 2012

    Hi, Laura – Thanks for the heads-up (ha!) on Ascot’s changing dress code. My entire outfit hinges on the fascinator, less stark Princess Beatrice’s wedding hat because of the feathers. Doggone it! This ruins everything! Now what will I wear????
    😉 (PS – Thanks for chiming in.)

  • Rhonda Lane
    January 25, 2012

    Hi, Kathleen – Another vote for Connery! Poor Daniel Craig. Or Timothy Dalton. Or Roger Moore. Let alone David Niven (yes, “Casino Royale” of 1967) (Ya know, I originally typoed that date as “1867” -:-o 🙂 ) Anyhoo, thanks for stopping by and saying “hello.”

  • Casey Wyatt
    January 25, 2012

    Jennifer, are you sure Grissom doesn’t count as a small pony? I love your choice of Ascot headgear. And as far as James Bond, tough to chose that one, but I’d have to go with Pierce, though I do love Sean Connery’s accent. Daniel Craig is pretty nice to, but he kind of scares me (I think its that intent stare).

    Rhonda – you missed a bond – George Lazenby – On Her Majesty’s Secret Service!

  • Katy Lee
    January 25, 2012

    What fun! I love this post!

    Piece Brosnan for me and he can wear whatever he wants. 🙂

    Great choice on the hat. I would wear something in blue, and maybe a bird in it too.

  • Rhonda Lane
    January 25, 2012

    Casey – Yikes! I DID miss a Bond. Or two. Including – egads! – Pierce. What’s my penance? A Bond film marathon?

    Katy – Blue is a great Derby/Ascot color. Apologies for having forgotten Pierce. My shame is great.


  • Jennifer Fusco
    January 25, 2012

    Hi Casey, Katy and Laura:

    Nice to see you here and thanks for dropping by. I see Katy and I have the same choice in men…guard that husband, girl. **snort**

    Kathleen, you better stop posting on blogs on GE time….Immelt will get his revenge. HA!

    What fun guys! Thanks for stopping by!

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