Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.
I’m Genevieve Jack, author of paranormal romance and fantasy romance. I live in central Illinois with a fur-buddy who likes to help me write and a husband who doesn’t. I drink a lot of coffee, love the outdoors, and aliens scare the bejeebus out of me.
When you are writing a book, which is harder? The first book in the series or the others after it?
First book. My worlds are biiiig and all of that groundwork has to be laid in book one. Also, as a writer, we do all the work upfront and there are no guarantees the book will be popular with readers. If you already have a popular book 1, it becomes much easier to invest more time and energy into later books.
When writing a series how do you keep things fresh, for both your readers and also yourself?
Sex. Tons of sex. That’s just a little writer humor there. No seriously, I try to bring fresh characters and tropes to every new book. None of my books are the same. I’m confident any of my readers would back me up on that. Even in the same series, the characters and circumstances keep things fresh.
Writing can be an emotionally draining and stressful pursuit. Any tips for aspiring writers?
Find a tin man, a scarecrow, and a cowardly lion to make the journey with you. If you remember from the story, each of those characters already had everything they needed to complete their journey, and so do you. You’ve been telling stories and consuming stories in one way or another since the day you were born. If you want to write, write. Every day. And keep going until you finish. You can clean it up when you’re done. This job is one you can only learn by doing.
On a typical day, how much time do you spend writing?
4 hours. I work a full day but the rest is spent on admin activities.
Do you have a favorite character that you have written? If so, who? And what makes them so special.
Seven from the His Dark Charms duet. The sexy billionaire can wield luck and there just isn’t any other character like him in paranormal romance.
What is your definition of success?
Having enough to take care of the people and animals I love and contribute to the community.
Do you have anything you want to share that didn’t fit on one of these questions?
You can never have too many friends or too many books.
What are your social links?
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They are available starting November 6th at Writersontheriver.com
$75 VIP Plus – 11-12 Lunch with the Authors , 12-1 VIP hour, 1-4 General Admission time. You get a filled VIP bag and admission to the after party is included. *Limited Quantity expected to sell out first day*
$50 VIP -12-1 VIP hour, 1-4 General Admission time. You get a filled VIP bag and admission to the after party is included. *Expected to sell out first day*
$25 Early Access – 12-1 VIP house, 1-4 General Admission time. You also get a filled VIP bag but NO admission to the after party. *Expected to sell out opening day*
$10 General Admission – 1-4 General Admission time. You can purchase a bag but it is not filled with VIP swag. There is no admission to the after party included.
$35 After party – 7-11 After Party with food and cash bar. Dj with a photobooth is also included in the fun.