1. When you think of your favorite books, what is it that draws you to them and makes you want to read them over and over again?
The depth of the characters. The emotions displayed within the pages. Sometimes even just a truly funny scene or a witty comeback line.
2. Did you consciously decide to write the genre you write, or did it choose you?
It definitely chose me. All of the genres I write in chose me. I like it that way though! ;)
3. If you could sit down for a drink and a chat with any writer, who would it be, and why?
I have become a big fan of Abbi Glines…so I’d have to go with her! I love each of her novels for different reasons. I follow her on Facebook and Twitter (sounds stalkerish, don’t you think?) and think she’d just be a blast to hang out with!
4. When you are not writing (or reading) what is your favorite pastime?
Spending time with my two kidos. I can be found having hulu-hoop contests to see who can go the longest (I’m the champ of the household BTW), drawing with sidewalk chalk, playing board games, dressing up Barbie for her date with Ken, and even helping to catch a cricket or two.
5. At what point where you sure that your book was ready to be published, and how did you go about making it happen?
I just knew. I know that’s a crappy answer, but it’s the truth. Shattered Soul was my debut novel and I just knew it was the one to put out. It was the novel in which I finally found my ‘voice’ as an author. Finding your voice is a very big thing, it helps your characters seem realistic, easier to relate to, and gives your story a level of depth. Something just clicked into place with Shattered Soul and for that I am grateful.
I attempted to query for a little while, but got no bites and absolutely no feedback. My husband bought me a kindle for Christmas in 2010 and I stumbled upon Amanda Hocking. I read a few of her books and went to her blog to learn more about her…and that was when my eyes were opened to a whole new world—Self Publishing. I read every book I could get my hands on about Self Publishing, scoured the internet, and hired myself an editor. On May 14th of 2011 I took the plunge! I don’t regret the way that I went for even a second. Becoming a Self Published/Indie Author has been, for me personally, one of the best decisions in my life. I’ve met some wonderful readers, bloggers, and absolutely amazing authors I otherwise wouldn’t have along the way. I’ve also been able to work from my home while still being there for my children during sickness and school events. THANK YOU READERS! Had to have that shout out! ;)
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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