The Writer's View: Jenn Nixon

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My writing space is currently in my bedroom, which thankfully has a window. I specifically set up my computer desk in front of the windows because I tend to be a daydreamer. No one wants to stare at a wall when they daydream.

However, having a window to look out while I’m writing has both helped and hindered me in the past.

I live in an apartment complex. The landscaping is wonderful with trees and bushes and flowerbeds all over the area. On occasion, when I’m stuck in a scene, I will gaze out the window and see what’s going on because something usually is. My neighbors are walking their dogs. The kids are playing football or chase. Animals are scurrying and flying around. At times, my mind wanders off while looking out the window but the view rarely helps me if I’m stuck. I actually use the time to “un-think” what I’m doing and start fresh.

One of the problems I have is the noise. I can be in the middle of a great scene, know exactly what I want to do, and the kids--who are outside--start playing right under my window. And kids don’t play quietly.

I never want to be that mean neighbor that chases the kids away, but the complex does have plenty of space for them to play away from the apartments. Don’t get me started on the Saturday early morning landscapers. I’m glad it’s fall. :-)

I have two dogs at home, a German Shepherd and a Cairn Terrier. Sometimes, when I’m in my room for too long, the GS will come in to see what I’m doing and if she’s in the mood, she’ll sit on my bed and look out the window too. There have been a few occasions when the both of them have come to “hang out” with me, but then they hog up the window!

I’m sure if I didn’t have a window to look out I would probably get more writing done faster than I do know, but I also know that I would get bored staring at a blank wall when I need a moment to think or “un-think”, so I’m glad I have a view to appreciate when I need one.

About the Author: Jenn’s love of writing started the year she received her first diary and Nancy Drew novel. Throughout her teenage years, she kept a diary of her personal thoughts and feelings but graduated from Nancy Drew to other mystery suspense novels.

Jenn often adds a thriller and suspense element to anything she writes be it Romance, Science Fiction, or Fantasy. When not writing, she spends her time reading, observing pop culture, playing with her two dogs, and working on various charitable projects in her home state of New Jersey.

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Twitter: @jennnixon

To protect her family and find a killer, Felicia "Lucky" Fascino assumed her adoptive father's identity and joined the network of moral assassins to finish the job he began. Eliminating the man responsible for murdering her mother has consumed her for the last five years. Completing the job is the only way Lucky and her family can return to a safe and normal life. Lucky's uncle, Stephen Chambers, hasn't come close to tracking the killer. He announces he's stepping down as her handler to concentrate on the investigation and names Elizabeth, his daughter, as successor.

Keeping secrets is a family trait, and Elizabeth's addition to the business tests Lucky's ability to maintain the pretense that the job doesn't affect her despite the fact that all network hits are hardened criminals. While keeping her family at arm's length, Lucky begins to feel the weight of her career choice and reclusive lifestyle. Then a chance encounter with an enigmatic hit man during one of her jobs turns into a provocative and dangerous affair. Distracted by the secret trysts with Kenji Zinn and mounting tension within her family, Lucky starts to make mistakes that threaten her livelihood and almost claim her life. When her family is targeted, Lucky must make several rash decisions she believes can save them and preserve her own sanity.


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Jenn Nixon said…
Thank you for having me on your blog, it was a lot of fun!!

bn100 said…
Thanks for sharing.