Monday, October 29, 2012

The Writer's View: Jennifer Conner



This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. Jennifer will be awarding a Halloween Bracelet to a randomly drawn commenter (US/Canada Only) during the tour. Click on the banner to see the other stops on the tour.

Thanks to My World of Dreams for hosting me and my new release, Love Comes for Halloween through Books to Go Now.

Halloween is a great time of year that we can step into a costume and pretend to be someone else, but as writers, we get to do this every day. I have been a professional author for many years and have gotten to be many different people through my writing world.

Writing zones are fun to be in and you don’t have to be in a paranormal or fantasy writer for this. I have learned over the years that people write in many different places. Some like public coffee shops or bars, I need it quiet to concentrate. I usually write in my office or living room.

I surround myself with inspiration whenever possible. I have gotten into discussions (arguments) with people about ebooks. Ebooks will never replace paper books. I would know. I am what would be referred to a ‘book slut’. I have thousands of books in my house. If I read an ebook I like, I will buy the paper version if it is available. Ebooks are just a new and exciting way people are reading (which is the most important thing, right?)

My office has shelves & shelves of saved romance books, writing books, RT magazines and craft printouts. I also have a feather boa and tiara from my local RWA chapter for when I became a professional writer.

I have framed photos of me with some of my favorite authors who have inspired me along the way, Julia Quinn, Christine Feehan, and Debbie Macomber to name a few. Along with favorite hunk photos like Henry Cavill, Gerald Butler and beer tokens from the Highland games. I like to have framed covers of my stories to show myself what I have accomplished over the years with a few Amazon top sellers lists printed off. One, I was ahead of Jane Eyre, yeah!

There is also a shrine to my writing goddess, Diana Gabaldon. I have her books in hardback, paperback, European covers, audio etc.

I love movies too, so there are a few of my favorite movie posters displayed. Phantom of the Opera, Moulin Rogue, Young Victoria, Australia, etc.

I also like to make jewelry so there is a lot of that in my office. The messy side I’m not showing :-)

The view outside my window is lovely. I live in a 100+ year old house I grew up in and have 5 acres and a stream. I love to see the changing seasons outside my window as I write.

About the Author:
Jennifer Conner is a best-selling Northwest author who has twenty short stories and one full length book on ebook and in print. She writes in Contemporary Romance, Paranormal Romance, Historical Romance, and Erotica.

Christmas Chaos was in the Kindle sales top 50 ebooks and #2 in the Romance category.

Her novel Shot in the Dark was a finalist in the Emerald City Opener, Cleveland, and Toronto RWA contests.

Jennifer is an Associate Publisher for the indie e-book publisher, Books to Go Now who resides in the Seattle area. They pride themselves in helping new authors get their foot in the door with well-edited manuscripts, professional covers, and platforms uploads.

She live in a hundred year old house that she grew up in. Her semi-small town holds an interesting mix of resident hillbillies, yuppies and Navy Seals. And of course Seattle, only a few miles away, is the birthplace of Starbucks so coffee is always on the check list. She blows glass beads with a blow torch, (which relieves a lot of stress and people don't bother you) and is a huge fan of my local soccer teams, the Seattle Sounders, and Kitsap Pumas. Boys in shorts! :)

Find Jennifer online at

www.jenniferconnerbooks.com
http://jenniferconnerwriter.blogspot.com/
https://www.facebook.com/jennifer.conner2
http://www.bookstogonow.com/sweetjenniferconner.html
http://www.bookstogonow.com/historicalromancejenniferconner.html
http://pinterest.com/jennilynnjac/



Now it’s her turn. Until she’s kissed, Jane, is the last one of her girlfriends to wear the Mobile Mistletoe. Feeling pressured by her friends, she jumps on her dad’s motorcycle and heads out on the open road. But she doesn’t get far before it breaks down. What else can go wrong? Will she be eaten by a bear?

Gage has a past he wants to forget. Retreating to the mountains, where he can build custom bikes and cars in seclusion, he wants to give back for the mistakes he’s made.

Neither Jane or Gage are looking for a relationship, but isn’t Halloween the perfect time of year to scare up some love?

2 comments:

Jennifer Conner said...

Thanks so much for hosting me today and I hope you enjoy the little view into my writing world.

M.A.D. said...

Thank you, Jennifer, for sharing a peek into your life & beautiful view! Your book sounds terrific!! <3