Good morning. It’s Meet and Greet Monday!
With us today is Romance Author, Jennah Scott.
1. Tell us a bit about yourself. Where do you live, do you have a significant other, any young Scott’s running around?
This question always makes me nervous. Everyone asks it, but my answers are always so boring! I live in Missouri for now. One of these days I’d like to move further west, though. Only one little one ruling our world. She’s seven and has my husband and I wrapped around her little finger. Has since the day she was born. But don’t tell her that. We at least try to make her think she doesn’t always get her way. 🙂 Besides my little girl, I’ve got a twelve year-old cat who rules his roost and an Italian Greyhound who curls up under the blanket with me every night.
2. What is the most devilish thing you’ve ever done?
I’m a saint. Devilish? Never. Okay…that’s not true. I’m sure I’ve done some devilish things, but pranks are really my thing. I prefer to go with the moment rather than a set up.
3. Name one quirk you have.
My bookshelf is always in a specific order. Like I’ll arrange everything according to series or author. I change it up sometimes, but there’s always a method to my madness and I know if something’s been messed up.
4. What do you like to do for fun and relax?
I love going to rodeos and taking my kiddo to the park. In the summer going to the pool is always fun and relaxing.
5. What are you a collector of? (ie: types of knick-knacks, purses, shoes, etc)
Frogs of any type—except real ones. Not a fan of the slime.
6. What five items do you take everywhere with you – besides cell phone, keys and purse/wallet?
There’s only one besides the items listed — my Kindle.
7. If we were to come over to your house for dinner, what dish would you make us?
Whatever my husband cooked. I don’t do the cooking around our house. That’s all him. If it were me, we’d have macaroni and cheese and sandwiches.
8. No matter the story, where do you always draw inspiration from when you begin each story?
People and places around me. It varies, but my inspiration is almost always from those I’m close to.
9. Did you always want to be an author?
I always wanted to write. I didn’t decide I wanted to be an author until about three years ago. Once the decision was made there was no changing my mind.
10. What is your one pet peeve about the writing business?
The time. Everything in the writing business is a slow process. I don’t have a whole lot of patience, but I’m learning to deal with that.
11. What is the most played song on your iPod/MP3 Player?
I’m probably one of the few people that doesn’t have a most played song. Music isn’t a big deal for me. I listen to the radio when I’m in the car and sometimes at home, but there isn’t one song.
12. What song are you most sick of hearing right now?
What does the Fox Say? My kid has learned this song and it’s driving me crazy!
**I totally agree!! Most ridiculous song ever created!!!!**
13. Who are some of your favorite authors?
Jeri Smith-Ready, Lorelei James, Amy Gregory, Swati Avasthi, C.H. Admirand, and Ann Mayburn.
14. Have you read any books that have made you cry?
Oh yeah. Jeri Smith-Ready and Swati Avasthi have both written books that made me cry.
15. What do you find most challenging about writing?
Getting the right opening. It’s so vital to the story and something I want to be perfect.
A note from Jennah: Holiday Traditions!
It’s that time of year. Again! Man, it seems like just yesterday I was out buying gifts for my kiddo for Christmas. Now I’m at it again. Needless to say, once October, November and December roll around each year I’m thinking more about food, family and shopping than anything else.
Combine those three things and it leads to TRADITIONS!! The fun part of the holidays in my opinion. The great thing about traditions is that it doesn’t matter what holiday you celebrate, or if you don’t celebrate at all, there are still things that are fun to do each and every year.
I have two traditions each year that I look forward to. The first: Black Friday. I know, I know. All those people and the madness. For someone who doesn’t like people or traffic, it’s an even bigger shock that this is one of my most beloved traditions. It’s not about the deals and shopping though. Each year my mom and I meet for coffee to start the morning. Then we spend the day watching people (and laughing at the insanity). We usually find a few (or a lot) of gifts for ourselves and while we say we’re going to buy for everyone else it rarely ends up that way. For one day it’s just her and I. No stress…no agenda…just fun.
The second favorite tradition of mine: Christmas Eve. I made my husband promise as soon as our daughter was born that we wouldn’t go anywhere for Christmas Eve. That was one night that we would be at home without anyone else to entertain. Growing up we spent Christmas Eve with the extended family (around 15 people) and I loved it. But for our kiddo I wanted her to have memories with just us. So we open one gift a piece, get ready for Santa, and have a very nice very quiet night together.
What about you? Do you have family traditions? Are there any you’d love to start?
When offered a position within the esteemed law firm of Virtanen and Associates, Kaarina Davidson couldn’t say no. Known for their exclusivity and revered for their ruthlessness, they are the best firm in Dallas. This was the job offer of a lifetime. Or so Kaarina thought.
Too soon she learns that the lawyers of Virtanen and Associates are more than meets the eye. They are Vampyyri, a supernatural sect who feed off the emotions of humans. Warned not to touch anyone, Kaarina is just trying to make a name for herself until she learns that the principle partner of the firm has a mission that doesn’t include finding justice for the clients of the firm. He intends to take control of the Vampyyri and disregard all rules that prevent humans from becoming walking zombies.
Kaarina’s about to learn she may be the only one who can stop the takeover. Will she take the easy way out and run? Or will Kaarina accept the challenge and become more than the lawyer she set out to be?
The Beginning is the 1st in a 4 part series.
Author Bio: Born and raised in Texas, Jennah is a transplant to Missouri long enough ago she should probably consider that her hometown. But she will forever be a Texan. She loves to write any story that will make a reader smile, laugh, and maybe even cry (although you won’t ever hear her admit that she cries). Whether the next story she writes is contemporary, urban fantasy, LGBT, or whatever other crazy idea she comes up with, there will always be love and romance in the midst of trials and turmoil.
When she’s not writing you can find her on Twitter, with her family, or buried in a book trying to escape reality for just a minute.