Welcome to the next tour stop on the VALA: AGENDAS blog tour. We're talking with author J.F. Jenkins. Be sure to leave a comment to win an ebook copy of the book!
Hi Jillian! Welcome to We Do Write. How long have you been writing?
Since I was about thirteen. That's when I started doing it consistently at least!
Tell us about VALA: AGENDAS. What’s the story about?
In a nutshell: Your average, every day girl finds out she's not so average and every day. There's also a deeper story layered underneath about true love, destiny, and how our promises impact that rest of the world. Add in a random and colorful cast of characters, and you've got a YA urban fantasy adventure involving mythological creatures and how they can blend in to society.
How did the idea of the story come to you?
I had a dream. Most of my ideas come that way. I call it divine inspiration. It started as a girl going to a boarding school for witches and other magical critters, and just evolved as I started writing it.
Do you have a critique group/partner or beta readers, or do you self-edit?
Finding a good group/beta reader is hard. I've had several in my time. At the time being I have one beta who's been helpful even if they point out things that are hard for me to swallow sometimes! Usually, I self edit as much as possible.
Are you a planner or a pantser?
I do a little bit of both. ;)
What’s the hardest part of writing for you?
Starting. I never feel like I begin a story in the right place.
What do you absolutely have to have nearby when writing?
Something to drink and a pillow.
If you could have any super power, what would it be?
What's the weirdest thing you've googled?
How to put a cat in a bottle.
Haha, this broke my brain, but I also have a cold. I'll take an F on the test.
This from the woman who looks up how to put cats in bottles, lol. Finish this sentence: If I'm not writing, I'm probably …
Here’s the part where you thank the people who are supporting you. Let's hear your shout outs.
Astraea Press, especially Stephanie Taylor
Lacy L Larson
ALL MY FANS
And finally, where can people find you and your book online?
Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and wherever E-Books are sold!
Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/