Interview with Jennifer McKeithen

What motivated you to become an indie author?
This is probably the best age to be an author! I love the freedom and complete control over my story the indie publishing route gives me. Don't get me wrong, I think traditional publishing is here to stay, and I hope to someday ink a deal myself. It's just that after reading about some of the greatest and best selling authors today getting rejected many times because they didn't fit a certain mold, I decided it best to forge my own path starting out. The indie path isn't necessarily the easier way, but I have no regrets.
What's the story behind your latest book?
Atlantis on the Shores of Forever has been in my head for years! At my husband's encouragement, I finally wrote it. It's my geek fantasy, and I'm jazzed that other people enjoy it as much as I do!
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I love discovering my stories as I write them. Just as much, I love sharing those stories with others. I intend to make a positive impact on the world through my stories.
What are you working on next?
I'm writing the third installment of my trilogy--Atlantis On the Seas of Fate. I intend to publish it spring/summer 2018.
Who are your favorite authors?
I greatly admire and love to read Jane Austen - She is my heroine! I also love Tolkein, Rosemary Sutcliff, and Jessica Day George.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in beautiful south Louisiana, and my earliest memories were in New Orleans. Living in "America's first melting pot" taught me to appreciate history, music, cuisine, and culture, as well as both the good and bad aspects of the human existence. Oh yes, it has a tremendous influence on my writing.
Published 2017-11-30.
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Books by This Author

Shahin: Escape from Persia
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 13,840. Language: American English. Published: November 30, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
A prince on the run … A girl with a terrible secret … A sorceress hungry for power … An unforgettable journey.
Atlantis On the Shores of Forever
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 58,210. Language: American English. Published: February 5, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Historical, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
A princess seeking to balance duty and her tempestuous heart... A wanderer searching for a purpose... A soldier destined for glory... A doomed civilization.