The Writer's View: Jennifer L. Fry

This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. Jennifer will award 2 of each 8x10 autographed print of an original illustration of one of her characters to randomly drawn commenters on the tour, and a grand prize of an 11x17 autographed set of all three main characters in the book. (US/Canada only) Click on the tour banner to see the other stops on the tour.

I love being surrounded by the written word. That's why I have an entire room in my house dedicated to books. It seems appropriate that this room, stacked floor to ceiling with books, would also be my chosen writing space. My collection tells a story of where I've been – from the dusty, leather bound Nancy Drew mysteries from my grandmother's attic to the stacks of old magazines – and also where I am right now. I gaze affectionately at my writing books about editing, publicizing, techniques, inspiration, and the many journals I've collected over the years. Now I much prefer typing to writing on paper, so many of those journals sit with blank pages while I settle into the oversized leather chair with my laptop, enjoying the quiet clicking of my keyboard while the smell of paper and ink fill my senses.

When I pause for a moment, I look up from my screen through the window and stare at the pear tree directly outside. It's moss covered branches have been alive longer than my parents, and I love that even after a violent fall storm, when most of it's leaves have been stripped away, a few small pears still hang there, stubbornly refusing to accept that their time has come and gone. Even more amazing is the bright yellow leaves of the persimmon tree in the back corner of yard, who's colorful orange fruit seems to revel in the cold rain of the season. If I'm lucky, I might see a blur of golden fur flash by – my dogs chasing a squirrel along the back fence. I soak in the wonderful scene just outside, then pull my gaze away to bring myself back to my task; that of putting words to (digital) paper. I couldn't imagine a more perfect place to write.

About the Author:
Jennifer L. Fry is a writer, artist, and teacher in Marin County, California, where she lives with her wonderful husband, two adorable dogs, and orange tabby cat. Though she has been writing since she was young, A PART TO PLAY is her first novel.

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When fifteen-year-old actress Lucy Carter loses her older sister in a car accident, her mother shuts down and her father can’t hold the family together. Their only choice is to ship Lucy off to the Edmond School for Performing Arts. But boarding school is no cure for Lucy’s grief. With failing grades, wooden stage performances, and curfew violations, Lucy is threatened with expulsion. For the once talented Lucy, it feels as though she has nowhere to turn.

One night, Lucy hears mysterious music drifting through the school’s old heating system. The music leads her to a troubled but passionate songwriter whose brilliance gives her the strength to perform like never before. Yet their intense relationship puts Lucy in a precarious position: if she follows her muse, will she lose herself? And if she breaks it off, can she stand on her own again?


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bn100 said…
That looks like a nice office.