Jennifer Reynolds is a native of North Alabama. She has a Master of Fine Arts degree from National University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of North Alabama.
She is a multi-genre author who focuses mostly on post-apocalyptic novels with plagues and zombies as their source of destruction and paranormal romances, especially shifters, weres, and ghosts. She does occasionally dabble in other genres such as general fiction, horror, and suspense thrillers.
When she’s not writing, she’s a full-time caregiver of her elderly in-laws, a stay at home wife, an avid reader, and the mother to two kitties, Lilith and Midnight.
Tell us about your books, genre, stand-alone or series.
Supernaturals Book 3
A BBW Paranormal Romance
The loss of a job, her husband, her home, and her quiet life has Talia dreaming of a life she’s only read about in paranormal romance novels.
An inherent need to find his mate and settle down has werecoyote Bane hoping that the human who’s just entered his life is the one for him.
Peace is all Casen, the king of the werewolves, wants but with half his pack yearning to be the warring pack they once were, he’s sure it won’t come in his lifetime.
Max is determined that the war between his people and the coyotes continues even if it means kidnapping and torturing a group of coyotes and the human with them to make it happen.
The Fates, on the other hand, have their own agenda for these four, and their desires are all that matter.
- How long have you been writing?
All my life, but I published my first book in 2012.
- Are you traditionally published, or self-published?
- If self-published when/why did you take that route.
I took this route because I have a master’s in creative writing and while getting that degree I worked for two small press. I learned a lot from them and figured I could do most of this on my own. I have an editor and cover artist that I love dearly, and I am teaching myself the marketing process.
- Does writing energize or exhaust you?
- How many hours a day do you write?
Unfortunately, in the last two years, I’ve only managed to write about an hour a day. My FIL was diagnosed with Dementia, and I became his full-time caregiver.
- Do you read your book reviews? How do you deal with bad or good ones?
On occasion. The bad ones don’t bother me, especially the ones that I know are honest. I use them as learning experiences. I take the comments, if they are valid ones, and try to apply them to my current project.
- What was your hardest scene to write?
There wasn’t one particular scene Captive that was hard. For some reason the first few drafts of the novel didn’t feel right. My editor and I finally got it right, but Captive was one of my most difficult to write, but that probably had more to do with the fact that I was adjusting to my new life as a caregiver while working on the novel.
- What is your favorite childhood book?
Where the Red Fern Grows
- What is the most difficult part of your artistic process?
Aside from marketing, I’d say getting time to write at this point in my life. Usually, once I start a novel, and have time to give all of my focus, I don’t have much difficulty in finding the flow.
- Who is your favorite author and have you ever tried to emulate them?
Stephen King. No. I’d give up on writing if I aimed to be like him.
- What book changed your life?
The Stand. The uncut version. I made me want to be a writer. I long for the day when I can create such a world as that.
- Is there anything you want us to know about you or your books?
Nearly all of my novels have happy endings. I strive to show that we as a people can be better than we are. I’m also not afraid to be real and graphic. My romances aren’t overly erotic, but there is sex. I do describe rape as what it is, dead bodies as they truly look, and my characters got to the bathroom, have morning breath, stretch marks, and almost always over a size 14, and have flaws.
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