I’m pleased to be a part of a Blog Tour for the first time. You can find more information on Jennifer Malone Wright and The Birth of Jaiden on her website.
In support of her first blog tour, I interviewed Jennifer Wright, author of The Birth of Jaiden.
I’ve watched via Facebook and various forums as you’ve worked hard to promote your first book, The Birth of Jaiden, largely using grass root efforts. What would you consider the best part of the experience so far?
I’d have to say that the best part so far has been all the wonderful people I’ve got to meet. I’ve met the best fans, other awesome indie authors, and lots of other creative people through this process. I love that there are so many people out there who support and help each other and I’m proud to know each and every person I’ve met through this process.
What is the biggest frustration you’ve faced throughout the process?
I think the biggest frustration would have to be formatting my manuscripts. I have the worst time doing that so far. Formatting is the one thing I can truly say that I absolutely detest about this job. LOL
What inspires you as a writer?
I’m inspired by everything! I’m inspired by music, by pictures, by beautiful scenery, by things people say, it could really be anything that inspires me.
What drew you to the vampire sub-genre?
I’ve always had a thing for vampires. I really don’t know exactly where this came from though. My first idea was about twelve years ago when I had this little tidbit of an idea about a vampire raising a human baby. But, I’ve always been a huge Anne Rice fan, so maybe she inspired my love of vampires…who knows.
Please briefly describe the dynamic relationship between Alexander and Jaiden for readers. What makes their relationship different from the usual human/vampire dynamic found in most series?
The relationship between Alex and Jaiden is different from normal human/vampire relationships because it is the love between a child and a father. In most vampire books a mortal and a vampire fall in love, but Alex is give then task of caring for this child and eventually he begins to love her and think of her as his own. Jaiden will grow up knowing Alex as her father, he (and Isabella) is (are) all that she knows.
What qualities do you like most in Alexander and Jaiden? What made them come alive for you as a writer?
I love the fact that Alex is so loyal, it’s one of his best qualities, which I think is why he was chosen for The Great Council. Alex has this inner goodness that he just can’t hide; I love that about him too! Jaiden is a baby, so there isn’t much she does that can grow on you, but she is a powerful little infant and I like that about her.
Any sneak peak as to what is next in the series?
I can tell you that in the next book, Jaiden will be six years old so there will be a lot more to love about her. And, I can tell you that there will be a wedding in the future. I’ll leave it up to you to ponder who it might be.
What advice would you give young (or older) writers just starting out on their own?
My best advice is to just keep keepin on…don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t do what you’re doing. If you want to be a writer then study everything you can about writing, about the craft, about the business part of it, about marketing, everything. If you want it bad enough, then you will achieve it.
Thank you for taking the time to answer these questions!
Thank you for having me! I enjoyed answering the questions and hope everyone has enjoyed, or enjoys The Birth of Jaiden!