Tell is a little about yourself and your background?
Little about myself.. Hmmmm, well my name is Jennifer Field, I’m an only child raised by a strong single mom in the 70’s (go ahead do the math). When I was in school I had trouble reading and spelling and I’m sure if I had grown up today I’d be labeled as having some sort of dyslexia. But lucky for me I grew up in the 70’s and 80’s (I still can’t spell to save my life), but I can write one heck of a story.
I’ve always written, sometimes it was short stories, sometime poetry but always just for me. Then a few years ago I had read 100+ books in 1year and at some point said, “I think I can do that.”. But seriously how many people say they are going to write a book someday. So… I had this bizarre dream, thought it would make a great story, so I started writing. It morphed and changed into my first novel Twice Lost which came out in 2014.
How do you make time to write?
This is always hard but what I have found that carrying a journal ( or two or three ) with me at all times gives me time to write whenever and wherever I am. Now finding time to type it all out… that’s an entirely different question. It seems to me the more authors I get to know the more I seem to realize we all seem to have this “late night” writing thing going on.
Do you believe in writers block?
Oh you bet and it can happen at any time. You think your just whizzing along with a story then BAM, none of your characters want to speak to you. I usually have a couple of story lines going on (hence the 2 or 3 journals I carry around) and I have found that if I start to write something else, they come back.
Tell us a bit about the genre you write and why you love it?
I mainly write Paranormal Romance but I have also dabbled in Sci-fi, contemporary romance and straight up erotica.
But my favorite is always going to be Paranormal because I can make a world that before I put it down in writing never existed. I pull from a variety of mythology when writing and I always have some hidden gems in ALL my stories. For instance in the Harbinger Series if a character has a last name it will give the reader insight into who they are, Jenna Thanatos in Twice Lost… Thanatos is Greek for death.
How are you publishing your recent book and why? ( *e.g. Indie, traditional or both )
Currently I am under contract with Forever Red Publishing for the Harbinger Series. They are a small publishing company and really … because they gave me a chance.
Are you and introvert or extravert? How does this affect your work?
Both I guess. I think I’m an introvert until you get to know me then I’m an extravert. As an introvert it makes me the worst self-marketer ever.
What is your favorite motivational phrase?
Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else. ~Judy Garland
Just be the best you.
What advice would you give to aspiring writers?
Keep writing, even when you think everything you’ve typed is complete crap. We all read our own writing and think… “WOW, this is pure genius.” And five minutes later while reading the same thing we think “Who wrote this crap, oh right… I did.”
Oh… and BACK UP YOUR WRITING. Twice Lost got its name because of 2 separate and total hard drive failures. So now every few chapters not only do I back up to the cloud but I email them to myself… just in case.
Where can readers find you on the World Wide Web?
My website is www.JenniferField-Author.com (sadly it is in desperate need of an update like yesterday)
You can also follow me on Twitter @sexyharbinger
And on FB Jennifer Field Author https://m.facebook.com//JfieldHarbingerSeries
Join me Saturday when we read an excerpt from Jennifer’s First Book in her Harbinger Series. ~Tina