Welcome Jenn Pierce to Thoughful Thursday!
You might remember Jenn from some of last year’s interviews and author postings. Thanks for stopping by to see what’s new! And now, the interview…
What is the inspiration behind your writing?
I started writing after my dad died in 2014. I had an idea and it wouldn’t leave me alone until Hidden Danger was finished. The same goes for Expecting Danger. I get ideas or see scenes in my mind and I have to write them.
Do you have a favorite author or book?
That’s like asking me to pick my favorite child. A few books that come to mind are The Isaac Project by Sarah Monzon, Leaving Oxford by Janet Ferguson and the Holly Cross novels by C. C. Warrens.
How have you surprised yourself during your writing journey?
I finished a novel and got it published. I never thought Hidden Danger would be on the shelf. And, it also won a Selah Award.
What book are you currently reading for fun and are you reading anything for research?
I am between books right now. My TBR pile is huge and now I just have to decide which one to read. A lot of my research is television shows, believe it or not. I’m a huge fan of #LivePD. It’s helped a lot with the police procedural portions. I’ve also done a couple Citizen’s Academies with my local law enforcement departments. I’ve also discovered a show called Dope on Netflix that focuses on drugs, from the streets to the police. The third book in my Small Town Guardians series focuses on Fentanyl.
If you could sit down to dinner with three authors, who would they be and what would you discuss?
That’s hard. C.C. Warrens, Angela Ruth Strong, and Dana Mentink. We’d talk writing of course, but also about life.
Can you think of anything you wish you had known before you started writing?
How much waiting there actually is. Waiting on a response about a submission, waiting on edits, waiting on release day. Patience isn’t my virtue if you can tell.
What’s next for you as an author?
I submitted a novel to Harlequin’s Love Inspired Suspense line and recieved a revise and resubmit. I’m going to take the notes, make the changes and send it back. And then wait. Lol. While I’m waiting, I’ll continue to work on my Small Town Guardians series.