Interview with Jennifer Jinright

Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
It was probably one as a kid in school. The first one I ever wrote as an adult is actually on Watt Pad. It is a very short story about a woman who gets rain water from a puddle splashed on her just before I job interview. You can read it at http://www.wattpad.com/28441522-the-splash-that-ruined-my-career-opening
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The greatest joy in writing for me is seeing words that describe what I see in my head go onto paper. It's being able to tell someone else all the wonderful stories in my mind and have them, hopefully, enjoy it.
What do you read for pleasure?
For pleasure I tend to read a lot of paranormal, horror and sci-fi. I also enjoy erotica and romance novels when I am looking for something less serious to read.
Who are your favorite authors?
Some of my favorite authors are Stephen King, Laurel K Hamilton, Patricia Cornwell and Kathy Reichs.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
Picking five favorite books is like trying to pick five body parts I don't want to loose--love Neil Gaiman. Mine change almost daily. At this moment, the Darkness Bound Series from Skye Callahan, The nightlife series by Travis Luedke, and keeping up with Stephen King's books are high on my list of must reads.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I mostly get them through the virtual book tours I participate in as a host and through a website that has freebies for e-readers on a daily basis.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I spend a lot of time on the internet. I read about writing, I chat with friends and fans. I spend time with my family too. They mean the world to me, since I wouldn't have anything without them.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in rural south west Virignia, USA> I was withiin a few minutes of the NASCAR racetrack in Martinsville, VA.
It influenced my writing in that I prefer to write about characters in smaller towns. I doubt I will ever write a story about a character who lives in New York City or even a place like Roanoke, Viriginia.
What do your fans mean to you?
My fans would be the motivation to keep writing. It can be hard, especially when juggling a day job with your love of writing. Those who are supportive of my writing are the ones who keep me sitting down at the keyboard to tell my stories.
What are you working on next?
Right now, My first novel and NaNoWriMo. Next, I am thinking the novel I am working on now has at least 2 sequels, so they will come straight after I finish this one. Unless some other characters come around screaming louder than my current ones!
Published 2013-11-03.
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