Interview with Victoria Ward

Describe your desk
I do have a lovely desk but I write mainly from my sofa with the laptop balanced on my knee and then I wonder why I have a bad back.
Who are your favorite authors?
Stephen King, I love horror.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Yorkshire, England, where we don't take ourselves seriously (unlike Jenna Jaghe). I was raised in a council house by the most down to earth grandparents who didn't suffer fools (again, unlike Jenna). I like straight talking people and I like to reflect this in my writing. Jenna Jaghe says it how it is....although maybe sometimes she shouldn't but as Jenna says; she never did like the word should......
When did you first start writing?
2012 is when I started officially writing but I have been writing since I can remember. But embarking on beauty therapist career in my former years I was told to get my head out of the clouds and get a proper job so can you imagine if I had said I wanted to be a writer!
What's the story behind your latest book?
I am working on two at the moment as well as a screenplay about a transgender guy. I am working on the sequel to Jenna Jaghe and my first psychological thriller; Cracked Cathy, about a woman whose baby girl disappears without a trace.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
Unless you are already a successful author or a celeb, I really do not think you have much choice.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Bringing the images in my head to life.
What are you working on next?
The Unconventional Life of Jenna Jaghe - Part Deux; where she is even more outrageous than the first.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
I also teach - I have no choice but to get out of bed - well, we have to eat. Otherwise, my bad back would be even worse because I would write from my bed.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Teaching......also swimming, reading, drinking (but only a few because I am a lightweight) yoga, socialising (why do people say writers are introverted, I am like a social butterfly, although sometimes when I am with people I want to be at home alone so maybe that's why.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Officially it was The Unconventional Life of Jenna Jaghe but unofficially it was a story about an abused woman. I was on holiday and I drafted a full book that I still need to edit about a woman who escapes her abusive husband whilst holidaying in Greece. I will get around to editing it one day.I was living vicariously through her.
What is your writing process?
Ha ha ha ha ha. I only wish I was self-disciplined enough to have one.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
Charlottes Web - I actually got on my bike and went in search of a farm to ask if I could move in!
What do you read for pleasure?
Horror!
Published 2018-06-01.
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Books by This Author

The Unconventional Life of Jenna Jaghe
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 77,400. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
What's better than a comedy about an unhinged woman, kidnapping a man with dementia, bestiality, friends, family and the tribulations of relationships? A book about all of those things set in Yorkshire of course!