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Wednesday, June 28, 2017
*Author Feature* Jenn Windrow
We recently had a chance to chat with Author Jenn Windrow! She's a lovely, graceful & intelligent author of snarky paranormal romances & you'll adore her work! Check it out!
1) Why did you decide to start writing?
My husband traveled for a work a ton, leaving me with two toddlers under 5. My whole life was about his job, the kids, the house, groceries, and I had nothing that was really for me. I was slipping into depression, things were getting kind of ugly, so I started to take my day dreams and put them on paper. I turned them into stories. Then one day I decided to go to a local writers group to see if I was any good. Turned out I didn’t suck, so I kept going and it became an obsession. It also became something in my life that was just mine. Four years later, I have three books published, multiple contest wins, and a career I am really proud of.
2) Do you think authors can succeed in multiple genres or should they stick with a single genre?
I do. If they write in genres that kind of mesh together. I write in Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasy, they kind of go together, so it’s not a stretch for me. I did try writing in contemporary romance, but kept wanting to add vampire fangs to all my characters, so I gave up pretty quick :)
3) What do you feel is the biggest reward to you with writing?
Making my readers cry or laugh or feel an emotion along with my character. If they can feel what my character feels, then I have done my job.
4) Who are some of your favorite authors & why?
Jeaninne Frost, Darynda Jones, JR Ward, Kelley Armstrong, Karen Marie Moning. They all write stories that I can’t stop reading. Characters that I think about after I close the book.
5) What are the biggest hurdles to overcome as an author?
Rejection, but I’m sure you’ve heard that before. And not just the rejection you get before your published, but the rejection that can come from readers too. My other is writing in genres that publishers and agents don’t even want to consider buying at this time.
6) Is there any advice that you can offer for new writers?
Don’t give up. Seriously, no matter how bad you think it is don’t stop. Find yourself some like minded writers in your area and work together to make your writing stronger. They will turn out to be your greatest support staff.
7) Tell us a few random personal things about yourself personal & professional!
1 Husband, 2 kids, 2 dogs, 2 cats, 1 rabbit, and 1 horse. I kind of have a zoo, but I love them all. The first book I wrote was the third to get published.
Here are some links to check out Jenn's Author Fan Page & her books: