MY INTERVIEW WITH AUTHOR JENNA GREENE

MY INTERVIEW WITH AUTHOR JENNA GREENE

 

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What’s your name and what genre would you consider your books to be?

My name is Jenna Greene. I write YA fantasy.

 

Tell me about your book. How did you come up with that (story, angle, idea)?

My novel, IMAGINE, which is the first in a series, was inspired by the passion of my university roommates and an odd daydream I had while at the park.

 

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What kind of research did you do for this book?

I don’t do a lot of research, but I take a lot of notes as I write so that I have consistency throughout. When I write a sequel, I go back through my notes. I call this ‘reverse-research’.

 

Can you tell me about your Series?

Kat, a spunky teenager, and Becky, an imaginative pre-teen, are taken from Earth to Oren. They are introduced to magic, villains, strange creatures, and new ideas as they try to stop the destruction of a completely foreign world.

 

Do you have a favorite book out of this series?

I love the first book, IMAGINE, because it starts the adventure, but the second book, REALITY, is my favorite. Since the setting is already established, I was able to introduce new themes and delve into the character’s thoughts, fears, and yearnings a bit more.

 

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Was it always meant to become a series?

Yes. Though it was originally going to be a trilogy and now it’s going to be a quartet.

 

What’s a typical working day like for you? When and where do you write? Do you set a daily writing goal?

I write in the evening, after I’ve wrangled my toddler into bed. I wear a tiara, of course! Then I spend 20-60 minutes putting down all the thoughts I’ve day-dreamed about during the day.

 

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Do you have a new book in the making and if so, what’s the name of your upcoming book?

The third book in my IMAGINE series (HERITAGE) is going to be released in October from Champagne Books. In November, the first in a new series is being released by Foundations Books. It’s called REBORN.

 

How important are character names to you in your books? Is there a special meaning to any of the names?

There’s a special meaning behind Becky Thatcher’s name. Only some people catch the reference though.

 

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Is there a genre that you’ve been wanting to experiment with?

I’m hoping to delve into picture books. I’m a horrific artist, but I’d like to collaborate with someone talented.

 

What is the hardest part of writing for you?

EDITING. (Grr).

 

What writing advice do you have for aspiring authors?

Just write. Make time for it, and put words on paper. They won’t be perfect, but that’s okay. Don’t judge yourself too harshly on a first draft, or even a second.

 

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Where can your fans find you and follow??

www.facebook.com/jennabutrenchukgreene

www.jennagreene.ca

Twitter: @jgreenewrites

https://www.amazon.com/Imagine-Jenna-Greene/dp/1771552077/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1537123014&sr=8-1&keywords=jenna+greene
https://www.amazon.com/Reality-Jenna-Greene/dp/138709081X/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1537123014&sr=8-2&keywords=jenna+greene

https://www.amazon.com/Heroine-Jenna-Greene/dp/1530769507/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1537123014&sr=8-6&keywords=jenna+greene
https://www.amazon.com/Wicked-Truth-Villains-Speak-Out-ebook/dp/B07BS6DLV7/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1537123014&sr=8-5&keywords=jenna+greene

 

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Thank you for taking your time to do this interview ❤️

 

2 thoughts on “MY INTERVIEW WITH AUTHOR JENNA GREENE

  1. whoever does her book covers i’m in love and i want them to work on mine!! What was the publisher that she uses? Champagne Books? Maybe they’ll let me submit my work to them i’m working on a YA – well, it could be for an older audience. I’m surprised to hear that she doesn’t do any research until AFTER. i really like my stories to have a lot of detail and you can usually tell when the writer has done their research. This is why i love love love Alice Hoffman ❤ she would be my dream interview. you asked a lot of great questions!!

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