A Bunch of Questions! Get to know the Author

Fourteen questions that I get to answer! Feel free to add your own in the comments.

  1. What age group do you write for? My books are targeted to those in middle and high school. However I’ve been told that any age from that range and up will enjoy the Phoenix Element series.
  2. What genre do you write? Modern fantasy mixed in with adventure.
  3. Do you outline? Normally, no but with the fourth book in the series, I’ve jotted down a rough outline for each chapter.
  4. Do you write better with or without a deadline? Never had to write with a deadline before, unless you count school. Hard to say but I would say with a deadline. At least that way, I wouldn’t slack off as much.
  5. How long is your current WIP? The fourth book in the Phoenix Element series has started off slowly. Hopefully with a short break from work in July, I’ll be able to find the time to write. I have the jist of it written out in my head at least.
  6. What do you struggle most with as a writer? Finding the time and motivation to write.
  7. Do you base your characters off of real-life people? A few of my characters are a mixture of different personalities of people who I have met over the years.
  8. Do you have a favorite quote from one of your books? A few. Here’s one of them: “It appears you have two choices right now…I kill her, or you do.”
  9. Would your story work better as a TV show or as a movie? TV series, for sure. I’ve been told several times that my books would work better as a cartoon series on Disney XD or even a live-action series.
  10. Do you make a soundtrack for each story? Of course! I love listening to music when I write. Naturally I would create a soundtrack for each book.
  11. Are your proud to show off your work or nervous? Nervous. And shocked when someone who I know brings up that they are reading one of my books.
  12. Do you underwrite or over write the first draft? I try to underwrite. That way I can get the story on paper in order to fully examine it.
  13. Does writing calm you down? Depends on the scene. And if the characters want to work with me or not.
  14. Do you flesh out your characters or let their personalities grow over time? Both. I have character sheets for all of my characters. When I start writing, they expand and surprise even me.

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Jennifer is a geek at heart. She works as a cook at a high end casino while trying to get her writing career off the ground. Jennifer has been writing off and on since the 5th grade. In her free time, Jennifer enjoys playing video games, reading, playing D&D, and listening to music.

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