Interview with Jessica Kirkpatrick

What do you read for pleasure?
Horror, sci-fi, and fantasy mostly. I love reading King, Rowling, and Butcher. Right now I'm reading Jim Butcher.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
The nook. I've had it a couple of years now. It can be a little annoying when it glitches, but I love it.
Describe your desk
Messy. There are pencils and paper strewn about everywhere. I think there's even a pear. The other one has my sewing machine and such works. I usually write on a Chromebook on my bed.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Henrico, Virginia. Its about ten minutes from Richmond and VCU. It didn't really influence my writing. All it did was drive me to write about anything, but where I grew up.
When did you first start writing?
I started writing in fourth grade, because I had a writing mentor. She introduced me to creating new worlds and great characters. And reading. If it wasn't for her, I wouldn't be a Creative Writing major at Hollins University.
What's the story behind your latest book?
I have a bunch of pictures of porcelain dolls and models looking like dolls. As I stared at them, I started writing poems about a serial killer turning his victims into living dolls before killing them.
What do your fans mean to you?
My fans are everything to me. Without them, no author or artist or anyone would get anywhere.
What are you working on next?
A lot of different projects, I'd rather not mention until its time to publish them.
Who are your favorite authors?
Jim Butcher, Stephen King, J.K. Rowling, and so many more.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
My family. I have a husband and a son. They're the light of my life and I love them dearly.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I sew, knit, crochet, read, sing, paint, draw, design tattoos, mess around on YouTube, Facebook, and Tumblr; and embroider. That is, when I'm not in class or doing homework. I'm still in school.
How do you approach cover design?
Artistically. I have to decide what will work with the book and then work with that.
Published 2014-02-12.
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Books by This Author

Doll Maker
Price: $5.40 USD. Words: 2,250. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs
The Doll Maker is taking women off the street and turning them into dolls before killing them. Will he be caught?