Ask the Author: Jennifer Dean
What would you like readers to know about you?
From my own experience growing up I have learned that a lack of interest in reading comes from being exposed to the wrong books. So, it’s important to me to now share the following message to readers: Never let anyone judge your taste or make you feel embarrassed by your curiosity in any genre. Find the stories that draw you in and leave the ones that don’t for another reader to find.
What are your books about for those who haven’t read it?
BLINDED is the second installment of The BOUND Series. The third book, BAITED comes out this summer.
What has been your inspiration for writing your series?
The BOUND Series itself was inspired by a daydream I had back in 2009. And though the series became a paranormal romance the inspiration of my dream originally came from getting to see the dynamic between the Morgan siblings as they dealt with the new supernatural element that divides their close relationship.
What was your favorite scene or part of your book to write?
I loved getting to write the element of Emma’s life after her memory of the Alexander’s is taken. It’s a fun approach to let the audience see whether Sean’s wishes for his sister are for the worse or better.
What books or authors inspired you to become a writer?
It was Harry Potter that got my imagination to start opening up but C.S. Lewis’s Chronicles of Narnia that cracked open my inspiration to have the desire to write my own stories.
What advice would you give to aspiring authors who want to write a book?
All writers have a point when the flame of enthusiasm gets turned down, inevitably causing the creative flow of the story to halt. I am no different once the honeymoon bliss has worn off and I need to begin drawing the story together. The problem here is if you can’t get some enthusiasm running through your blood as you write then the writing won’t happen. You’ll make an excuse to do it another day. And each day you push it aside you risk ignoring it altogether. Thus ends the fantasy of being a writer for most people.
This is why the most important part is to remember why you started writing the story in the first place. Nobody is forcing you to do this. It was something you wanted to do for you. So remember to not stress and have fun with the process of getting to explore your mind’s imagination.