It is my pleasure to bring one of today's Hottest New Authors ~ Jenna Kay ~ on the Blog Today.. Welcome to I Love My Authors Jenna, so glad you are here to chat with us and tell us about your upcoming release on
September 21, 2012.
September 21, 2012.
Jenna Kay has always had a vivid imagination. At the age of thirty she decided it was time to put her imagination to work.
Growing up with three older brothers made her strong and one tough cookie. She was blessed with two loving parents, both that encouraged her to follow her dreams and always made sure that she was in Church. Her mama is her biggest fan. She graduated from high school in Georgia, where she played varsity basketball. Later, she obtained a cosmetology license from the State of Georgia and practiced cosmetology for 8 years before becoming a full time mother and author. Her works include Mark of the Seer, Broken (The Seer Society Series), Silver Mortal (The Gracen Chronicles), and Beyond the Never Anthology.
Jenna currently resides in North Georgia where, when not writing, she spends time with her three young children and her loving husband.
****** Silver Mortal ******
(The Gracen Chronicles #1)
As a Silver Mortal Gracen has the power to send these demons back to Hell. With the Silver Eagle's blood running through her veins she feels like nothing can take her down. That is, until she meets a group of Night Vipers who have escaped the Viper clan.
Can Gracen keep doing her job of demon slaying and protect the rebel Vipers?
Now for the Interview
When did you start writing?
I started writing April of 2009. At that time I didn't know exactly what to write, I just knew I had to write.
What inspired you to do it?
Well, I'm a wife and a stay at home mom of three. I had been feeling like I was supposed to be doing something else in life, something more. I prayed for a full year that God would show me what that something was. In between all of this my father passed away of lung cancer (January 2009). Three months after his death God answered my prayers...I was supposed to write. And so now that's what I do!
What projects have you done?
I have a few projects. Here there are: Seer Society Series (Mark of the Seer, Broken) which is published through Crushing Hearts and Black Butterfly, Beyond the Never Anthology (along with Madison Daniel, Alexia Purdy, Kyani Swanigan, and Linna Drehmel) which is also published through CHBB. And Most recently, The Gracen Chronicles (Silver Mortal), which I'm self-publishing. I also have a stand alone novel in my brain...it's about a certain ghost named Daniel (read BTN and you'll understand) ;)
Any new projects coming up?
Right now I'm preparing for Silver Mortal's launch, which is 9/21/12. I'm currently working on book two in the series, which is titled Night Viper.
Are you an independent artist or are you represented by an agency?
Currently I'm both. The Gracen Chronicles is my self-published series, and the Seer Society Series is through CHBB. Broken is coming out 11/23/12.
Any favorite bands?
Do you use music to inspire you as you write? Music is a big part of my writing. Without it I don't know how I could get fight scenes out of my brain. Also if I was to list every song, every band that has inspired me it would take pages and pages to get them all down. So I'll just post the songs that inspired The Gracen Chronicles: Touched and Flames by Vast, Courtesy Call by Thousand Foot Krutch, Big Bad Wolf by Disciple, I'm Alive by Shinedown, Castle of Glass, Victimized, and Roads Untravelled by Linkin Park, What The Hell and I'm With You by Avril Lavigne, Prey and Sword by Ashes Divide...I'll stop there! lol
What advice would you give to someone just starting out in your field?
To not get down, to not give up. Write write write!
Anything you would like to share with readers on a personal note that would allow them to get to know you better?
I'm a loving wife, a dedicated mom, lousy cook, even lousier at house cleaning, and most of the time I'm a scatterbrained mess. I love God, my family, my friends, and my favorite pastime is reading. :)
Do you find it hard to share your work with others? I used to. When I first started out I was afraid of what people would say. Would they like it? Would they hate it?
After awhile you get used to the criticism from those who totally crap on your work. That's when you learn to focus more on the people who LOVE your work. I mean let's face...you can't please everyone, and the people who say you can are totally lying.
Did your writing come from just a need to express yourself or a particular experience that you had?
My writing comes from my heart, and my imagination is huge. I've always liked the paranormal so that's what I write. And even though I'm 33 I still feel 17.
Pages to stalk me!!
Thank you so much for taking the time out of your demanding schedule to chat with us today. It always a pleasure to bring exciting new reads to my readers.When Jenna Kay's Silver Mortal is released I will post the link as soon as I can.
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