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Jacquelyn Frank Interview
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Publication Date: Sept. 1, 2008
Give us an update on yourself. What’s your latest news?
The final book in the initial NIGHTWALKERS series, NOAH, is releasing on September 2nd. Also, I begin a new series January of 2009 called the SHADOWDWELLERS. It’s kind of a spin off of the NIGHTWALKERS series.
What’s your upcoming or latest book/story about?
NOAH is the Demon King’s story. As a Fire Demon he finds himself a victim to his temper and his passions, something only his mate can help to quell. But … he has some trouble getting to her.
How did you come up with the title?
It’s the name of the lead character.
When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer, and what inspired you to start writing?
I was about 13 years old. I was inspired to write because nothing I was reading at the time satisfied me. My stepmom provided my with a typewriter and the rest is history.
When did you write your first book?
I was thirteen. It sucks. My first good novel was JACOB. It turned out to be the first in my series.
As a child, what did you want to do when you grew up?
A writer. Or an interpreter. Turns out I have been both.
What projects are you working on now?
I am working on the SHADOWDWELLER series and several non-series books. One is erotic romance. One is science fiction. Another pure fantasy.
What do you like to do when you’re not writing?
Cross stitching. Reading. Puzzles. Movies.
What does your family think of your writing?
They are very proud of me, but generally they don’t read my stuff.
How long does it take you to write a book?
Two to three weeks. Or two to three years. It depends on the book. But generally the first.
What is your work schedule like when you’re writing?
Intensive. I barely leave the laptop. I only take a break when my eyes start to bug out.
Do you have an interesting writing quirk?
I need to play music to help drive me.
Where do you get your information or ideas for your books?
Very often it’s dreams that stimulate the process.
What do you think makes a good story?
I am a very character driven writer. I think strong people with strong emotions is key to being swept up in a good story.
What was one of the most surprising things you’ve learned in creating your books?
That authors have no power over their covers. I was surprised to find I could actually get sick of reading my own work! LOL.
Do you have a specific writing style?
Like I said, very character driven.
Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing?
Keeping on point … or rather, sticking to a story once I get stuck. It’s too easy for me to file it away and not get back to it for years.
How many books have you written? Do you have a favorite?
I have five in print right now. Many more not in print. My favorite story is due to be published June of next year.
Who or what has influenced your writing?
Jane Austen. Shakespeare. Not the language so much, but the essence.
Who is your favorite author and what is it that really strikes you about their work?
Joey W. Hill. She just leaves a lasting impression on me. Makes me bawl, laugh … feel.
If you had to choose, which writer would you consider a mentor?
Christine Feehan. She started me off realizing I could write in the paranormal genre and that there would be a market for it. It was awesome to see her work.
Are there any new authors that have grasped your interest?
Kresley Cole rocks. Susan Squires. They aren’t really new, but I really like them.
Who designs the covers of your books?
Kensington does. Their art department. In specific, I have no idea.
Do you hear from your readers much? What kinds of things do they say?
I hear from them all the time. They are very sweet and tell me how much they love the series. Sometimes they tell me what I am doing wrong.
Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers?
Do you have any advice for other writers?
Just keep trying! One day it will happen.
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