Interview with Jennifer Bennett

When did you first start writing?
I started writing at about 9, which now seems so young to me since my son is eight now. I remember beginning to read a story yo my mom and she told me not to use my name in it.
What do your fans mean to you?
My fans drive me forward. I love, love, love reading feedback and reviews. I know it seems kind of silly, but every time I see a sale or a new review, I hope someone new is enjoying my book as much as I did writing them.
What are you working on next?
Well, Jake from Cowboy is about to find is own story and there maybe some new and fun romances of the non-traditional sort.
Who are your favorite authors?
Hemingway is my idol. I love his work. Anne Rice also inspired me early. Linda Lael-Miller is one of my favorite writers too. But mostly I just like to read. Anything. Even fliers put on my car. I'm kind of funny like that.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
My son mostly. He's my hero. He's eight and can find the positive in anything. He's had a hard little life because of some medical problems, but he's tough. He makes me want to be a better person and make a better life.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Reading, of course. I also scrapbook. I love meeting people and talking to others. People watching is also very fun. I get some of my best ideas from listening to other people when they think no one is.
What do you read for pleasure?
I love romance. I have an affinity to paranormal romance. I also love historical pieces.
Describe your desk
HOT MESS! I have my laptop in the center surrounded by two speakers, my tablet with Pandora pulled up pulled into the speakers. To both my left and right I have stacks of old stories I printed years ago or hand wrote that I look at as reference when I'm stuck. A lot of times I have a cat trying to distract me from working too.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I moved a lot growing up, which helped me to see a lot of different perspectives and styles. Being originally from Louisiana, I also found a lot of superstition and supernatural in my work.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Creating a world all my own. I can hide in it if I want to or I can stand outside looking it. I love - for lack of a better word - meeting these people and watching their storied evolve. My characters are part of me and I can live through them sometimes. It's great.
Published 2013-08-28.
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Books by This Author

Whatcha Gonna Do With a Cowboy
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 94,830. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Western, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
"I couldn’t have… I wouldn’t have… I’d never…" Kate O’Hara knew exactly where she was going. She had a good job, good friends and – aside from her recent nasty break-up – a good life relatively free of drama. That is, until she woke up in bed with a handsome cowboy named Dusty Miller… And discovered she was married to him!