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Interview with Jennifer A. Wallace

A Little Something About Jennifer A. Wallace:

Jennifer A Wallace lives in South Carolina with her amazing family, cat, and chickens. Jennifer's hobbies including photography, writing, reading, and sea glass hunting. She likes to listen to music and often is found dancing horribly while cleaning to music. Her favorite band is Collective Soul and a huge fan of Taylor Swift, If she is not listening to music she may be found binge-watching some of her favorite TV shows, Friends, and why too many reality shows to list.

Questions and Answers:

1. What made you want to be an author?

I was reading a lot and I’ve always written poems but never a story or dialog. I found Wattpad and started on there. Once the pandemic hit I researched self-publishing on Amazon and went from there.

2. Typically, what was the timeframe it took you to write your books?

I would say about three to six months.

3. Are you a planner or pantser?

I would say mostly a pantser. I sometimes jot down chapter names as an outline or ideas but I do not plot that much.

4. What would you say is your unique writing style?

I don't think I use any particular kind of style. It'd not something I have every really considered before.

5. Whether it be traditional, self, or story book apps. How did you find the publishing process?

Through Wattpad, then went to KDP, and now I am moving books to Wide on Draft2digital.

6. How much of your process includes doing research into your subject matter or plot?

Pending on the subject matter if I know about it not much. Funny fact because I write romance on my first story I had to research how to write sex scenes it took me about two weeks to write that first scene.

7. How old were you when you first discovered your passion for writing?

A teenager for writing poems, I recently publish a poetry collection and I found things from when I was about twelve or thirteen. For story telling I’m a late bloomer at age 39.

8. When you’re not writing, what do you enjoy doing with your time?

Spending time with my family, going to parks, taking photographs.

9. Is your family supportive?

Very. I couldn’t do this without them.

10. What was one of the most surprising things you learned about yourself in creating your books (characters, location, plot)?

That I could write something that people want to read.

11. What is your favorite component about the genre you write?

Making your characters fall in love.

12. What advice would you give to help others become writers?

Go for it, no matter your age just write, and go for it. Practice put it out there learn the process. I did not learn the process until after but I went for it and that’s what counts. Reach for your dream and don’t give up and don’t let one bad review throw you off course.

13. Do you hear from your readers much? What kinds of things do they say?

I don’t unfortunately get a lot of feed back other than from friends and family so when a reader does reach out to me it makes it worth it and touches my heart and soul.

14. Do you like to create books for your target audience?

I don’t know that I have a certain target audience yet.

15. What pulls you in about a book? Do you read a book based on the cover or the summary?

Both or someone telling about an author or book. I would love to say Summary but the cover draws me in first.

16. How do you handle writer's block and what do you tell other aspiring authors who may be fighting or fearful about hitting that wall?

Relax, listen to music, or go somewhere inspiring. Look at pictures on Pinterest to draw from. Don’t think about it too much, sometimes that the worst thing for me to do. Brainstorm with a friend or someone that knows about your writing, sometimes their perspective helps.

Final Note:

I have been enjoying one of her books on Wattpad currently. Jennifer definitely has the talent to make your emotions run wild and break your heart. She is quite the expert at making the lump in your throat block your airways and the tears fall. I look forward to reading more of her work in the future. And I can recommend her more than I already am. I hope you add any one of her books to your library.

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