Wednesday, April 12, 2017

AUTHOR INTERVIEW: Jennifer Peel

1     Tell me a about yourself. What got you started in writing?

I’m a wife and mom to three. I have one married daughter, and one soon to be married daughter (in May), and a teenage son that I’m holding onto for dear life. I started writing about four years ago, as a stress release. I never planned to publish anything, but now I have 16 books out.

     How do you schedule your writing time? When do you write?

I’m a fulltime author now, so I write all the time, day or night.

     How and where do you write? Do you prefer a lap top or some other method of getting your words down?
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    I have found I write best on my bed. It’s an odd place, but that’s where you will find me and my laptop.

     What's your favorite part about writing? Your least favorite part about writing?

I love seeing the characters in my head come to life and interacting with my fans. I can’t think of anything that I in particular don’t love, but it’s hard when you realize that sometimes you just have to hit delete.

How did you come up with your book idea? How long did it take you to write your book?

I get my ideas from life experiences or sometimes I’ll read a news article and something might strike me. I also have some hilarious friends that make for awesome material. The last book I finished took 33 days.

     What types of marketing do you do to promote your writing?

I do paid advertisements like Bookbub and Facebook Ads. I have done blog tours and book blasts. I send out newsletters and cross promote with other authors I know.

     What are you currently working on? Do you have a new book out?

I just released Statistically Improbable on March 11. I have a novella titled Hit and Run Love, part of the Magnolias and Moonshine series coming out on April 30. And I’m currently working on Sweet Regrets, it is part of the Indigo Bay Sweet Romance Series.
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     Do you have a project on the back burner? Tell me about it.

Lots and lots. I have the third book in my Dating by Designs series that needs to be written as well as the fourth book in my Women of Merryton series. I’ve also been asked to write a book for the Timeless Romance Single collection.

     What would you tell a beginning writer who wants to publish but doesn't believe he/she has enough talent?

I would tell them to read, read, read and write, write, write. Go to conferences, join writing groups in your community and/or online.  And don’t give up.

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