Jennifer, welcome to Reading with Monie!! You are one of my favorite authors and I am so excited to to be a part of your blog tour!! Thank you for answering the questions below.
1. Who would you pick to play Gin, Mab, Finn, Bria and Owen if a movie were made based on your Elemental Assassin series?
JE: I think Jennifer Garner would make a good Gin. As for the other characters, I could see someone like Madeleine Stowe as Mab; maybe Hugh Jackman as Finn; someone like Emma Stone as Bria; and maybe Clive Owen or Daniel Craig (with dark hair) as Owen.
2. What title would you say was your favorite read in 2011?
JE: One of my favorite reads in 2011 was The False Princess by Eilis O’Neal. It’s a young adult book with an epic fantasy feel, and the story is about a princess who discovers that she’s not really a princess after all. I thought it was a cool twist on a princess story.
3. Which series was the most fun for you to write Bigtime, Elemental Assassin or Mythos Academy?
JE: I enjoy different things about all of them, and I enjoy going back and forth between the various worlds, characters, and series. I like writing the campy fun of the Bigtime series; the dark, gritty world and all the fight scenes in the Elemental Assassin series; and the mythology and being able to tell more of a coming-of-age story in the Mythos Academy series.
4. What's the biggest obstacle you face when writing and how do you overcome it?
JE: One of the biggest obstacles for me is just finding the time to write. There are so many other things that authors have to do – blogging, social media, answering e-mails, advertising, etc. – that it can be hard to just find the time to sit down and write. I just try to take it a month at a time and plan out what my deadlines are for that month and see what I have to do in order to meet them. It’s a lot of work, but I enjoy it.
5. What books do you have in the pipeline?
JE: THREAD OF DEATH, an Elemental Assassin e-novella, was released on Jan. 31. BY A THREAD (read my review), the sixth Elemental Assassin urban fantasy book, will be out on Feb. 28. WIDOW’S WEB, the seventh book in the series, will be out on Aug. 21.
Also, DARK FROST, the third book in my Mythos Academy young adult urban fantasy series, will be out on May 29.
Folks can visit my website at http://www.jenniferestep.com/ to find out more information about my books, read excerpts, and more. Happy reading, everyone!
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