Thursday, March 3, 2011

Jennifer Laurens Author Interview & Swag Giveaway!

I am excited to have had the chance to interview Jennifer Laurens.  Jennifer is the author of Falling for Romeo, Magic Hands, Nailed, the Heavenly series, A Season of Eden and the newly released Overprotected!  I myself have had a chance to read Heavenly and you can read my review of it here

...Check out Jennifer's great interview below!

About the Author:
"Jennifer started writing when she was in her youth, choosing to hole up in her bedroom creating stories rather than going out to play with friends. She attended Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, where she took classes in English and Theater Arts. Later, life took her back to her home in Palos Verdes, California where she worked in the entertainment business before meeting her husband and marrying. They have been married for 24 years. Jennifer is the mother of six children, ages 11- 23, one of whom has autism. She fell back into writing after lengthy jaunts into the fascinating hobbies of ceramics, porcelain dolls, tole painting and muffin making. Her perfect day is spent writing from 9 until 5 while her family is at school and at work. She considers herself blessed that most every day is perfect." (source)

1. Describe yourself in five words or less.
Loyal. Determined. Honest. Friendly. Creative.

2. What inspired you to write Heavenly?
My family. Our struggles to learn to accept and live with a child who has autism. I thought there might be others out there who were struggling with like issues.

3. How long does it take you to write a book? Does it all come flooding out really fast ...or is it a slow and steady process one section at a time?
3-4 months. Some books flow. Others, no. ( lol ) A Season of Eden flowed. Heavenly is my first series. The first book flowed. Book two was harder as each character had more issues. Book three was a nightmare. How to wrap up a story satisfactorily? The pieces floated in my head, but it was tough tying it all up. Still, I had faith I could do it and it ended exactly the way it was supposed to end.

4. What book are you reading right now?
Fighting Ruben Wolfe by Markus Zusak and Endless Love by Scott Spencer.

5. What is something interesting you learned during your research for one of your novels?
For NAILED I learned about the steps of building a house.( the main character works for her father one summer, building houses. She’s the only girl on an all-guy crew )

6. What is the first thing you notice about people?
How real or not they are. Discernment is one of my gifts.

7. You write Young Adult novels, but have you ever considered other genres?
I started out writing women’s romance.

8. What is on your mouse pad?
It’s a mousepad from The Social Network promo kit because I LOVE that movie.

9. Any advice for an aspiring writer?
Pave your own path. 

Thank you so much Jennifer for taking the time out of your busy schedule to share a little of yourself with us!

Follow Jennifer:

Jennifer's Twitter
Jennifer's Blog
Jennifer's Facebook

 Leave a comment below (make sure to include your email address so I can find you!) for a chance to win Heavenly and Overprotected bookmarks!

This contest is international, open to everyone and ends March 25, 2011 at midnight.



Kate said...

I still need to read Heveanly and I can't wait to read Overprotected, it sounds super good! Thanks for the giveaway!

Seesen said...

I always say that one can never have too many bookmarks (while reading multiple books at once) :) Please count me in


Bookadicea said...

Great Giveaway!
Please count me in...
clarissa.bulatao at

Kelsey said...

Amazing interview =] and awesome giveaway! Everyone loves a bit of sway =D


alice priday said...

i love jennifer laurens books.please enter me

Vivien said...

Please enter me as well :)

deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

Kelly said...

Great interview! I've never heard of this author, but I look forward to checking out her books.

Syki said...

I still have Heavenly in my TBR pile so this can be opportunity to actually start reading it! :D

smileforidk:) said...

Amazing interview. Made me want to read Heavenly so I hope I get this ooone:) HOPEFULLY.


Vidisha said...

Thanks for the giveaway!!!
GFC follower

Brandileigh2003 (Blkosiner's Book Blog) said...

Thanks for the interview-- I especially like the pave your own path advice!

Brandi from Blkosiner’s Book Blog

Chel said...

Bookmarks! Thanks for the giveaway!

toprocrastinate @

Natasha Areena said...

I'm new into collecting bookmarks!


deltay said...

Bookmarks are awesome!


CAsanmiguel said...

thanks for making it international!
i love love love jennifer laurens!
she's genuinely nice :)

IvaliceAlliance said...

I LOVE swags. I got Heavenly just recently and I can't wait to start reading it. Thank you for the giveaway!

YA Vampire Books said...

Nice interview! Overprotected looks interesting!

I'd love to be entered :)

Anonymous said...

I read both Heavenly & Penitence. Love both books. Jennifer Laurens is an amazing author with a special gift. Highly recommend all of her bks. I can't wait to read Overprotected & Absolution or any of her other bks.

latishajean said...

Jennifer Laurens is an amazing author and a very kind person! I have just overprotective and loved it such a great book! I have Heavenly but will not read it until I get the last one because I know I will have to keep going!
Thanks for the great interview :)

Anonymous said...

pls enter me..
i always enter your contest but im not so lucky thats why i never win..
i wish this time i win..=))

im a twitter follower
done following you in your blog
we're already friends on facebook.i also like your page in facebook

by the way thaks for the chance of winning ms.jen..=)))


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