Gwendolyn Jensen-Woodard lives with her two loves, four dogs, two cats, and a very strange housemate, in the Pacific Northwest. She loves acting, but especially loves writing, which she’s been doing since she was twelve.
NOTE from Kimberlee, Managing Editor Vanilla Heart Publishing
We first met Gwendolyn several years back, when she auditioned and then did the voice acting and production on of some of our first audiobooks. As one of the owners of Gypsy Audio, we heard she’d written some of the fabulous audiodramas there, and our curiousity grew and grew… when I asked her if she might consider writing a novel or short stories, imagine my excitement when she said she would… and now, has!
How many books are in your office or home?
This must be a trick question, right? I’ve never counted them, but I’d say well over 200, most likely much more (and I’m not counting my youngest daughter’s, 17, books. This would be nearly 100 themselves). I love to read, and I love to re-read. We have a lot of fiction, mostly fantasy, some non-fiction (from my college days), and comics/gaming books.
Do you work on more than one novel at a time?
Often, yes. I try to finish one first, but sometimes, another idea strikes and I just have to get it on paper. Otherwise, I might forget a great new story.
’Tis the Season for Cocoa and Reading: Holiday Stories and More is a collection of short stories by Vanilla Heart Publishing Authors Tamara Philip, Chelle Cordero, Malcolm R. Campbell, Gwendolyn Jensen-Woodard, Neva Squires-Rodriguez, Charmaine Gordon, and Lauren Shiro.
Lady Jannessa Guillory was the daughter of an ambassador, and therefore it was her duty to help her father entertain and manage the household, to marry to her station... and to be ever obedient. Yet, the night called to her in such a way she couldn’t deny it. And when a voice found her in the dark, she knew she couldn’t stop her o
A Seattle Homicide cop works nights – and that is a good thing – she is half-vampire. Detective Lilah Evans gets called to a dead body found just blocks from a nightclub where a girl went missing only hours before. She must find out if there's a connection, and do her damnedest to solve the crime, all while protecting her secret.