Sunday, November 22, 2015

November Author Interviews with Jennifer Snyder

Today I'd like to welcome, Jennifer Snyder! 

Thanks so much for taking the time to answer my questions. 
I'm excited to have you and can't wait to learn more about you.

1. Where do you find inspiration for your books? 

A lot of times my dreams, especially when it comes to my paranormal novels. In my Reaper Novellas series the creepy Purgatory described came from a nightmare I once had.

As far as my contemporaries, those are more personal. Sometimes the ideas come from things I've experienced in real life, or someone I know has.

2. Is there a routine to your writing?

There is, but it fluctuates. I generally am at my desk around 8:30- 9 am most weekdays. My kids get on the bus at 7 and I go to yoga three times a week at 7:30, so that's about when I'm back from that. I work until around 3:30 and dash to the bus stop to pick up my kiddos by 3:45. In the summer months it's a little different. I'm up at 5:30 am and working until 7, before I wake them so I can head to yoga. Then I try to get back to work around 2 in the afternoon, and sometimes I can squeeze in a little writing around 6 or 7. Mostly my Sundays are spent writing in the summer months.

3. Who are some of your favorite writers? How have they inspired you?

I love anything by John Green. He's fabulous. Anne Rice has been my all-time fav for years. Annette Curtis Klause's Blood and Chocolate is fantastic. The list goes on. Every novel I read inspires me, so to try and narrow that down is impossible. Words are beautiful, and when you have the power to place them just so in order to make someone feel something I think it's inspiring all on its own.

4. What are you working on now?

I'm working on the sequel to my latest New Adult Contemporary release, Paper Thin. It's called CRUMBLED and is set to release in December. The cover reveal is actually tomorrow, so for those of you who have enjoyed Paper Thin, you might want to check it out on my website,

5. What advice would you give to unpublished writers?

Hmm...I guess a few things I wish someone had told me in the beginning:

1- Go into this with the mindset that it is a business. I know most say they put a book up because they wanted to see what it would do and writing is fun. Yeah, it is. It can be. BUT, it can also be more than that, it can be a business. You're offering a product. You need to be sure you have all your ducks in a row in order to make that product succeed to your standards.

2- Success is a relative term. 

3- Never compare your beginning to someone else's middle.

Coffee or Tea

Tea all the way! Green tea to be exact.

Wine or Beer

Depends on my mood. Some days call for a fancier drink (wine) while others don't. ;)

Movies or Books
Books. Always books.

Hemsworth or Pratt
Pratt, definitely Pratt...

Summer or Winter
Summer. I used to love winter for snow, boots, and scarves, but have recently grown to hate the cold. Sunshine and warmth feed my soul!

Beach or Mountains
Both. My dream would be to have a house at both places. I've got the mountain home, now I need the beach one!

Pizza or Cheeseburger

Love at First Sight or Friends to Lovers
Friends to Lovers

Halloween or Christmas
Halloween. Although, I used to do more for it. There's just something in the air that's spooky and cool.

Game of Thrones or Outlander
Don't shoot, but I've never watched either! Unbelievable right?!

Jennifer Snyder lives in North Carolina were she spends most of her time writing New Adult and Young Adult Fiction, reading, and struggling to stay on top of housework. She is a tea lover with an obsession for Post-it notes and smooth writing pens. Jennifer lives with her husband and two children, who endure listening to songs that spur inspiration on repeat and tolerate her love for all paranormal, teenage-targeted TV shows.
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  1. Thanks so much for having me! I had a blast! Love the videos!!

  2. OMGoodness... "an obsession for Post-it notes and smooth writing pens." I think I've found my soul sister. :D