Interview with Jennifer G.

When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Playing outside with my kids or doing crafts with them.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I either go to Amazon.com or Barns&Noble.com
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes, I wrote in in creative writing class in high school.
What is your writing process?
I really don't have one. The stories usually just come to me and I write as I go.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
No I don't. I have read a lot of books.
How do you approach cover design?
I try to have the cover go with my book. Like a picture of one or more of the characters.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
I really cant name 5 but I do like the Kim Harrison series. They are well written and she really gets you into the story like you are really there.
What do you read for pleasure?
Anything really. I'm more into fiction though.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
Kindle paper white.
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
I use twitter and facebook to market my books.
Describe your desk
Its a mess. Its just a little one that you can buy at walmart. It has many papers and writings on it.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Delhi,Iowa. It gave me lots of ideas. I lived in the country by the water. The nature was beautiful. The place was very inspiring.
When did you first start writing?
about 15 years ago. In my creative writing class.
What's the story behind your latest book?
A demon hunter who has to safe her friends from a demon they summoned when they were 9.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I wanted to do all the work myself and not have to pay a percentage of my work to anybody.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
It calms me. When I'm writing it makes things less stressful at the time.
What are you working on next?
The second book to a demon hunter series.
Who are your favorite authors?
Kim Harrison, and Stephen KIng.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
My kids.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
It gives me the ability to publish my books myself. It helps me get the ball rolling when wanting to write more.
What do your fans mean to you?
They mean a lot to me. They help give me a voice to get my books out there and to continue to write more.
Published 2014-06-10.
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