I got to interview my writer tonight for some practice because soon I’ll be interviewing some real authors, which I’m gettin’ kinda excited about … plus, I couldn’t think of what to write about for this week’s post.
So, here’s Jinxie …
And here’s me …
Let the interview begin!
Shawn: *walks in and looks down at Jinxie* You ready yet? I’ve been chain smokin’ out there.
Jinxie: Yes, although I don’t know why you want to do this.
Shawn: Gives me practice for when I interview real authors.
Jinxie: Ha ha ha! You’re hilarious. *sneers*
Shawn: *chuckles* You wanna do this in here or outside? I think I saw another centipede for you to drown in Raid. *grins*
Jinxie: Shut up or I’ll Raid your ass. Notice all that desert out there? Yeah, plenty of places to bury the body.
Shawn: *snorts* Like Raid would kill me.
Jinxie: Can we get on with this already?
Shawn: Sure. *falls down onto sofa and crosses ankle over knee* So … *pulls out notepad* What’s your real name?
Jinxie: Can’t answer that, sorry. I’m trying to separate the two halves.
Shawn: So where does the name Jinxie come from then?
Jinxie: My dear old dad. I was born on Friday the 13th. Dad wanted to call me Jinx. Mom said no. I found out about it roughly five years ago from dad and adopted the name as my online persona. End of story.
Shawn: Cool. Okay, so you’ve been online for some time now, haven’t you?
Jinxie: *nods* Since 1994-ish, I believe. Ever since I moved in with the ex-husband.
Shawn: You lived with your ex-husband?
Jinxie: Before I married him, you nitwit. He was a computer geek like his dad. *makes sad face* I miss his dad. He looked like Santa Claus.
Shawn: *nods* Ah, gotcha. Do you remember when Trent Reznor was on Prodigy and talking to people?
Jinxie: Yes. I was on Prodigy back then, I think. Before I took on the Jinxie name, I went by another that won’t be mentioned … ever. Why are you bringing that up?
Shawn: Just curious. I think you named my twin after him. Did you?
Jinxie: I did, and I named you after Shawn Albro from U.P.O.
Shawn: *raises brow* Really?
Jinxie: *nods* Yep. Though I doubt you’re anything like him.
Shawn: Well, it’s not like you know the guy.
Jinxie: True. Moving on … *waves hand around in a circle*
Shawn: Alright, now for the real questions. What types of books do you write? And do you read the same genre you write?
Jinxie: I write romance (which surprised me), urban fantasy, paranormal romance (also surprised me), fantasy, horror thriller and YA.
Shawn: What the hell is it with the YA books?
Jinxie: It’s super popular right now.
Shawn: Not with me, though I don’t mind the paranormal romance shit. *grins*
Jinxie: I’m sure you don’t, what with all that detailed sex.
Jinxie: Did you just giggle?
Shawn: *glares* No! Okay, answer the second part of that question.
Jinxie: Oh yeah, I do read all of that, for the most part. I’ve never really read fantasy until the story popped into my head and I thought I should probably read some of that genre so I know how to freakin’ write it. I love urban fantasy, Patricia Briggs being one of my favorite authors in that genre, and I don’t really read romance unless I actually know the author. My YA library is huge too, from working at the school district for seven years. Scholastic has a big sale twice a year for educators, and that’s how I ended up with so many books. *laughs*
Shawn: So, since you’ve never really read fantasy, and I’m assuming you hadn’t written it before either, what was your inspiration for your fantasy book, or how did it come about?
Jinxie: Well, it’s best to show you *hands phone over* … These two pictures.
Shawn: Nice! *hands phone back*
Jinxie: Thanks. What else you got for me?
Shawn: Can you name any books that you absolutely MUST read the moment you see it?
Jinxie: Any Patricia Briggs book that involves Mercy Thompson! I about died for a month after Silver Borne’s release because I couldn’t buy it. Also, JR Ward’s Black Dagger Brotherhood books. Those are pretty damn awesome.
Shawn: Why do you write in general? What motivates or inspires you to write or is inspiration for your stories?
Jinxie: I write because I go nuts if I can’t write. You remember last year and the year before that, right before I wrote Nemesis? Yeah. Crazy person alert! What motivates me is the desire for others to read what I’ve written. My inspiration … that comes from everywhere. Life inspires me, from a word to a look to a sunset (like earlier) to a dream … anything has inspiration potential. But mostly, I write to get you all (characters) to shut the hell up.
Shawn: *laughs* We are quite the talkative bunch.
Jinxie: You’re the worst, I think.
Shawn: That’s because I’m more important … and your favorite.
Jinxie: Keep dreaming, Shawn. You staying for dinner?
Shawn: *raises brow* What’cha makin’?
Jinxie: Angel hair pasta with a nice red clam sauce.
Shawn: Hells to the yeah I’m stayin’!
(Kitty walks in from work)
Shawn: Oh, hey Kitty! *waggles eyebrows*
Kitty: *sticks tongue out and walks on by*
Shawn: *laughs and turns back to Jinxie* Okay, can you give any hints as to what’s in store for future books?
Jinxie: Um, no aside from I’m working on the werewolf book again because I’ve figured a few things out recently that tie all the pieces together. Oh yeah, and I have to rename that damn book. But I can tell you to check out my Jinxie’s Kitchen blog this Friday because a very yummy summer dessert will be appearing.
Shawn: *rolls eyes* If it ain’t tiramisu, I don’t care.
Jinxie: My cousin has a tiramisu recipe she’s supposed to send to me soon.
Shawn: Really? Well tell her to hurry the hell up! When are you going to work on my book again?
Jinxie: Blog or book, Shawn. Pick one. Besides, I have other things that are further along than your story, which really isn’t your story. You just happened to be more of a focus in this one like your brother was in the last one. *smiles*
Shawn: *grumbles* Bitch.
Jinxie: Hey, you haven’t really been swearing tonight. What’s up with that?
Shawn: shitmotherfuckergoddamnbitchonastickandyoucangotohellforallIfuckingcare. How’s that? *grins*
Jinxie: *stands up and walks away to make dinner* Whatever.
Shawn: *leans to the side* Hey there, Kitty. *grins*