Hi, Jen! So glad you stopped in. First question…
Have you always wanted to be an author?
Jennifer: I haven’t. I’ve always loved to write but always considered it more of a hobby than anything else, until God clearly called me to write full time, for Him, in 2009. I of course wanted to know the end result—who would I write for? Would I ever get published? But all I heard from God was “surrender.” And I did… eventually.
That surrender thing is always the hard part for me…
What do you love about being a writer, and what do you like the least?
Jennifer: I love losing myself in a story, and I love the flexibility writing allows. But I absolutely hate the inherent insecurity—of having strangers read and review your work, of wondering if my latest story might be my last, or if I’ll meet a deadline…
Most people don’t realize how insecure we writers can be. 🙂
How do you get your best ideas?
Jennifer: This really varies. Many times, a character will pop in my mind first. I’ll know her story, her struggles, her arc. Actually, I think that’s how all my stories have started. As I get to know the character more, the plot begins to unfold.
I love it when a character gives me all the details.
Do you blog? How often?
Jennifer: I do, sometimes way more than others. Right now I’m in the middle of a book launch, so I’ve been blogging all over the place! I also have my own blog, but I tend to host others on it a lot, so they do most of the blogging for me. I love reading insight and the perspective of other authors! And I hope my blog readers feel the same.
Sounds like me! Last question.
What fun fact would you like your readers to know about you?
Jennifer: Hm… I think most everyone knows about my coffee addiction by now. And I think they would expect that I love to read. But they might not know I love visiting musty old used bookstores with my adult daughter.
Thanks, Jennifer, for taking time to visit during your book launch!
Abandoned by her husband for another woman, Tammy Kuhn, an organ procurement coordinator often finds herself in tense and bitter moments. After an altercation with a doctor, she is fighting to keep her job and her sanity when one late night she encounters her old flame Nick. She walks right into his moment of facing an unthinkable tragedy. Because they both have learned to find eternal purposes in every event and encounter, it doesn’t take long to discover that their lives are intertwined but the ICU is no place for romance….or is it? Could this be where life begins again?
Intertwined, part of New Hope Publisher’s contemporary fiction line, is a great reminder of how God can turn our greatest tragedies and failures into beautiful acts of love and grace. Readers will fall in love with the realistic characters and enjoy the combination of depth, heart-felt emotion and humor that makes Jennifer’s novels so appealing. Readers will be inspired to find God in every moment and encounter in their own lives!
Jennifer Slattery writes soul-stirring fiction for New Hope Publishers, a publishing house passionate about bringing God’s healing grace and truth to the hopeless. She also writes for Crosswalk.com, Internet Café Devotions, and the group blog, Faith-filled Friends. When not writing, Jennifer loves going on mall dates with her adult daughter and coffee dates with her hilariously fun husband.