Interview with author, Jenn Nixon
If you could date any character from any book, who would it be?
Jack Reacher, hands down, and not the Tom Cruise version…the one that’s in MY head. He’s a total man’s man without all the angsty alpha-male-ness, who has a big soft spot for righting wrongs. If not him, I’d take Kenji from my book Lucky’s Charm. He’s a hottie too. J
If you could transport to any place during any time period, where and when would you go?
I would want to go to the future. Earth. Maybe a hundred years from now, or two. The mass amount of science and technology our planet has created in the last fifty years is amazing to me. I remember playing PONG on a black and white rabbit-eared television, now my nephew plays games on a tiny iPod. Now we have wireless technology, 3D printing, deep space travel…I can only imagine what it will be like in our future and I wish I could be there to see it.
Oh, and I want to know, for certain, if aliens are real, too.
When and why did you start writing?
I’ve been writing for as long as I can remember. My first “publication” was a book of poetry I wrote in the 5th grade. While I still write poetry occasionally, I moved into short stories and fan fiction in my teen years. Yes, I was doing fan-fiction before the internet made it popular. I wrote myself into my favorite TV shows, Homicide: Life on the Streets, X-Files, then eventually move onto CSI and Star Wars. When I finished my first “original” Star Wars fan-fiction from start to finish, I was hooked. I wrote an original story after that, a very bad one mind you, but my friends loved it and it fueled my desire to keep writing.
What is your favorite part about writing?
This may sound a little weird and probably egotistical, but I love re-reading my stories when they are done. It also serves as a way of helping me become a better writer because with every novel, I learn something new. It’s fun and a little embarrassing sometimes to go back and read what I’ve written and see where I could have made improvements. It also helps me see where I have already improved.
Another favorite part about writing for me is connecting with other writers and readers, without them, none of us would be here.
What are you working on now and what are your writing goals/plans for the future?
Right now, I’m working this blog tour for MIND: The Beginning and it’s been a blast! I am also editing the second book in the Lucky series, my Romantic Suspense from Wild Child Publishing. I have a Sci-Fi/Fantasy novel, Tiva Boon: Royal Guardian coming out this fall from Hydra Publications. In the future, I have a novella anthology re-print coming out as well as Lucky #3 and Tiva #2 in completed and ready for editing!
I’m brainstorming my next big project, but I’m not quite there yet. I’m hoping this one will be the book to get me an agent!
My favorite types of books are Suspense/Thrillers, Mysteries, and Romantic Suspense. I’ve been reading more small press and indy authors recently.
I love movies. Any type. I’ll usually watch anything. I recently watch Olympus Has Fallen, Skyfall, and Star Trek: Into Darkness, very entertaining. My go to movies are usually Romantic Comedies like Sliding Doors and Never Been Kissed are two of my all time favorites.
Favorite TV show(s)?
How long is this blog? LOL I watch way to much TV thanks to DVRs, though I have to say, I did trim it down a little this year. I used to watch cop procedural shows all the time. Sadly, they are so predictable now that I’ve cut the list down tremendously and added in some new shows to change it up. I’m into the paranormal and sci-fi shows right now like Vampire Diaries, True Blood (We love you Eric!), Walking Dead, Grimm, Lost Girl, Once Upon a Time, and Arrow. I can’t wait for S.H.I.E.L.D!!
What is on your "Bucket List"
Skydiving, Trip back to the UK, and a Road Trip across the county.
I’d also love to write an episode of Doctor Who…hey, a girl can dream!
After Dina Ranger loses telepathic contact with her brother, she breaks into his apartment and stumbles onto a special government unit responsible for monitoring the psychic population. She’s offered a job where she can use her psionic gifts to help people.
Stranded on earth over a hundred years ago, Liam of Shria is searching for a metal needed to repair his ship when he finds Dina, a telepathic investigator, and narrowly saves her from an exploding alien pod. Together, they uncover a plot to rebuild an ancient weapon and discover the truth behind Dina’s abilities while unlocking dangerous secrets about the alien presence on earth.
Can they stop a powerful weapon meant to enslave the human race? Can their relationship survive the secrets of the past or will it tear them apart?
Author Bio: Jenn’s love of writing started the year she received her first diary and Nancy Drew novel. Throughout her teenage years, she kept a diary of her personal thoughts and feelings but graduated from Nancy Drew to other mystery suspense novels.
Jenn often adds a thriller and suspense element to anything she writes be it Romance, Science Fiction, or Fantasy. When not writing, she spends her time reading, observing pop culture, playing with her two dogs, and working on various charitable projects in her home state of New Jersey.
MIND: The Beginning Purchase Link: http://crescentmoonpress.com/books/Mind.html
Past Release: Romantic Suspense, Lucky’s Charm