Here’s yet another wonderful author who’s agreed to come onto the blog with me! Brave lady…help me welcome Jordan K. Rose.
After trying her hand at many, many things- from crafting and art classes to cooking and sewing classes to running her own handbag business, Jordan finally figured out how to channel her creativity. With an active imagination and a little encouragement from her husband she sat down and began to write, each night clicking away at the keys with her black Labrador, Dino curled up under the desk. A few short years later she’s entered the publishing arena with no plans to ever turn back.
Jordan’s a member of Rhode Island Romance Writers, as well as RWA National, and the New England (NEC), Connecticut, and Fantasy, Futuristic and Paranormal (FFnP) Chapters.
Her first book, Perpetual Light, is available on Amazon’s Kindle from Crescent Moon Press.
Fate is cruel. Especially when the one you’ve sworn to love for all eternity, the very soul who changed your destiny is the last person you should trust. After more than three hundred years of running, Lucia Dicomano must make a choice.
Forced to take her place as a Pharo of Redemption, the divine slayer needs to master her forgotten powers. Lucia turns to Vittorio, the one vampire she’s failed to deliver from eternal damnation. But overcoming smoldering remnants of love, lust and anger aren’t their only obstacles.
Samuel, who may know Lucia better than she knows herself, hunts her with a fervor stoked by a thousand years of vengeful hatred. His plan—capture and enslave the weakened Pharo then take control of her elusive power.
Can Lucia trust Vittorio long enough to reclaim her powers? Or will she have no choice but to kill him and battle Samuel alone?
Amazon Link: Perpetual Light
Without further ado…the interview!
1. Who was your first author crush and why?
I honestly don’t remember. I can’t for the life of me think of the answer to this. I loved Nancy Drew when I was a kid and then Susan Barton as a teenager. As an adult I love Tolkien because of his fantastic world-building and Boccacio’s Decameron because I love short stories and ten shorts each day for ten days each with a theme is totally up my ally!
2. What was your first clue you were a writer? Was it a long journey or a short one? Have you always known?
This was actually a surprise. I hadn’t written anything before Perpetual Light. I had tried crafting and sewing and cooking and a number of other creative outlets, but nothing really stuck. Then this idea came to me, and I sat down and wrote. It’s been a wonderful and relatively short journey. It’s only been about three years since I first sat down to write. Each step has brought challenges, but I’ve pushed along and kept my eye on the goal.
3. What are some of your writer-esque quirks (do you have to be in your pjs? always facing the door? Do people look at you after something funny happens and say ‘that’s going in a book, isn’t it?’)?
I like to write where I can see outside. Our house abuts a wooded area and my office faces that part of the yard. I think I’m most creative when I’m able to look out into the woods. In the warm weather I sit outside on the deck and write, which only works as long as no one is talking to me. I am easily distracted so music, people moving about and talking all pull me out of my story. I really need a quiet area with a beautiful view to write!
4. Finish this joke: A clown, a priest and a writer all get onto an elevator…
the clown announces to the priest, “Oh! Thank God you’re here. Forgive me, Father, for I have sinned.” He yanks the priest toward him. The priest nods and leans in, focusing on the clown’s confession. They huddle in the corner and the clown begins pulling out his handkerchief, his whispered confession rushing from his lips. The priest frowns and nods again, uses the clowns handkerchief to wipe his brow and sighs. The clown continues, now marching in place and motioning to the ceiling. The priest’s eyes widen and he shakes his head. The clown honks his horn, then shows the priest his water-squirting flower, shrugs and continues whispering. The priest leans against the wall, holding the railing for support. The clown props him up and shakes a finger at him. The writer giggles while scribbling madly on her pad.
Chocolate or flowers
Talk or Text
Mountains or Beach
Cowboy or Marine- so this is the hardest one. I love them both!
Wine or Beer
Cats or Dogs
Ebooks or Paperbacks
Pantser or Plotter
Batman or Superman
Ability to fly or Power to be invisible
Prius or Hemmie
Follow the rules or Break the rules
TV or Movies
NY or LA
Vampires(Of course) or Angels
Fall or Spring
Neat and Messy (I’m a combo!)
Werewolf or Genie
Tell jokes or Pull pranks
Home cooked meals or Go out to a restaurant (I’m both on this one, too. I love to go out, but on cold days I love to stay home and have a nice home cooked meal.
Thank you for having me Taryn. I enjoyed the interview and am looking forward to meeting your readers. Jordan
No problem, Jordan, happy to have you drop by!
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