Interview with Jennifer Timer

What motivated you to become an indie author?
I've been writing since I was in high school but I never really did anything about it. I've been feeling creatively stifled at work for some time now and decided it was finally time to do something about it. I have a number of short stories that I wanted to get out quickly and, as an avid reader myself, I realized that the indie author way would not only meet my needs but also get my stories out into many hands promptly for others to enjoy.
How do you approach cover design?
My husband, bOB HOmer, is an artist and has an unbelievably unique creative eye. I provide him either the whole story or a snippet from the story that I feel really speaks to the heart of the tale and ask him for suggestions. He creates mockups and we review them together. He's extraordinarily talented so I mainly defer to his judgment but he'll show me ideas and ask me to reflect on if I feel his mockup captures the essence of my story.
Describe your desk.
My desk is a messy contraption of chaos. I don't get distracted though because when I'm really in the zone, everything else blurs away. I have an endless pile of seemingly random items on my desk - from family photos to crafts my daughter has made me in school to bills, greeting cards (I still love sending and receiving them), a Weeping Angel and a TARDIS (I'm a Whovian), and four pairs of glasses!
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
My daughter. She is and always has been my everything. Everything I do is, in some way, for her.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
The first story I ever wrote was while I was still in elementary school. It was about a vegetable that was separated from his friends. I don't want to go into too much detail because I'm actually thinking of ramping it up and turning it into a children's book! It's really cute. I even did my own illustrations, which are fun to look back on now.
What are you working on next?
I have a number of short stories in the work - all horror fiction - and plan to eventually compile them into one book. I even have a title for it that I just love - but that's a secret. I also write creative nonfiction on the opposite end of the spectrum - really life-affirming stuff - but those are longer pieces that will take me more time to complete. If only I could quit my day job! (I do have a Patreon community for people to help make that dream come true though!)
Published 2018-02-08.
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Books by This Author

La Sinistre
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,970. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
Isaac McCallum knows too intimately the struggles of being born into an ultra-Catholic family. His saintly mother is convinced that Isaac’s left-handedness makes him a deviant sinner, evil and unfit in the eyes of God on Judgement Day. The more Angelica struggles to reform her son, the more Isaac turns away to La Sinistre. This short story deals with religious fanaticism, art, family, and fear.