Interview with Jennifer Ott

When did you first start writing?
I started my first book in junior high school inspired by the movie "Bridge on the River Kwai." I was so taken with the drama; I wanted to create it on my own. It was after college that I completed my first novel. It was terrible,
What do you read for pleasure?
I actually prefer to write for pleasure, but my favorite author is John Steinbeck. I love his offbeat characters and meaningful stories.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
Rebellion. Independent publishing is like alternative music or guerilla filmmaking. It's find it great breaking free from the norm.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
When I touch readers emotionally. Recently I received reviews for "One with the Wind," saying they have cried. Reader reviews actually made me cry. When I move readers to tears, I have done my job as a writer and it makes all the hard work worth it.
What do your fans mean to you?
Honestly I appreciate fans, but I don't really want to be "fanned." I'm a writer; it's what I do. I should fan readers.
How do you approach cover design?
At first I attempted to make my own. I do have a fine arts background, but now I hire experts. I work with a great cover designer and I provide him with details of the characters, mood of the book, and brief story details and he takes it from there. Lately, he nails it on the first shot.
Published 2013-10-30.
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Books by This Author

Survivor of the Clan
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 83,040. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
Scottish mother searches for her abducted daughter and finds herself between a war between two genetic scientist cloning master races.
Time of Useful Consciousness
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 73,250. Language: American English. Published: June 29, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Young German woman in Post WWII Germany smuggles stolen artwork to returning criminals of war.
Rays of Civilization
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 62,380. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » Feminist
During the 1960’s, the measure of a woman’s success is how well she marries. This is the goal of Tempe, Arizona native Georgina LaVigne, and she believes she made her mark when she wrangles the son of a Nevada rancher, only to be disappointed to learn the life isn’t what she expected.
Searching Civilization
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 57,410. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » Feminist
Andy Daniels spends her entire life searching for the love that got away.
A Soul to Shine
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 59,270. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » Feminist
Hollywood actress films movie in Berlin with former Russian porn star, an experience that destroys her prejudices and judgments. It shatters all her illusions and perceptions. When liberated from her own confines, her life and love truly shine.
Edge of Civilization
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 41,250. Language: English. Published: July 19, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays
Earl Hollsopple lived on the edge of civilization in a deserted shack for nearly forty years. His life was one beautiful night of stargazing after another, until a helicopter flies overhead, and exposes his meager world. It is a sign; it is time for him to return to civilization.
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 46,670. Language: English. Published: February 23, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
The Earth has stopped rotating and no one seems to notice, except for bleeding-heart, supermodel Venetia DeMille. While Mother Earth begins to fade into a silent death, Venetia clings to hope. She solicits the help of a scientist, but no avail. Not to be hindered in her quest to save the Earth, Venetia sets out on a journey around the world to find like-minded people and caring souls.
Wild Horses
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 67,320. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
What are the qualities to look for when placing bets on love and how are we sure they will pay off?
Love and Handicapping
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,830. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Relationships & Family » Dating
Is your game on? No denying dating is a game filled with winners and losers. How you finish equates to your own performance. Like a sports handicapper you are equipped to asse
The Tourist
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 67,380. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Business school graduate, Jake Kramer travels to Manhattan, (now a fantasy land theme park for tourists) and falls in love with Liza, an aspiring actress struggling to make her dreams come true in a highly superficial world. Jake follows Liza to Brooklyn where he learns working for your dreams far outweighs living a fantasy