Welcome to our third installment of BCM Author Spotlight! Every month we'll select an author to feature for our BCM Spotlight, so be sure to stop by each Sunday to learn more about the authors we've chosen. With book bloggers constantly creating wonderful and exciting new memes, we'd like to thank the lovely ladies at Page Turners Blog and Portrait of a Book for the inspiration behind our BCM Author Spotlight.
And now, an interview with Jennifer L Armentrout. I haven't read her Lux series, which is why I only asked a few questions about the Covenant series, though the Lux series are on my TBR!
BCM: Tell us a little about Half Blood (well, the whole series) and how you came to write this story.
JLA: The Covenant Series is rooted in Greek Mythology, especially the tales of the "demigods" and the "apollyon." I started writing the series in late 2007 and I really wanted to create a strong female heroine, who might not always make the right decisions, but could face the consequences of her actions. It started with the idea of the demigod and spun out from there. It's all about choices, action, love, and ultimately, the power of fate and love.
BCM: How long did you know that you were going to be a writer?
JLA: As cliché as it sounds, I've always wanted to be a writer, but it wasn't something I took seriously until 2007.
BCM: What prompted you to write the in-between novellas - Daimon and Elixer?
JLA: Half-Blood kicks off with a bang and Alex in a lot of trouble. You learn about what happened to her that led to the showdown in the warehouse in Georgia, but I wanted to actually show the readers everything and I think it gives them a better understanding of Alex. And Elixir bridges Deity and Apollyon together, and being from Aiden's POV, you get to see a different side to the story.
BCM: How are your characters most like you? How do you differ?
JLA: At first I didn't think I was anything like the characters, but a lot of readers who have met me in person, says I remind them of Alex in the sense we have the same kind of 'snarky' responses to thing.
BCM: What is the scariest thing about being a writer?
JLA: Letting the book go out into the world. Once it's published, you can't change anything and it's no longer your book. It's the reader's book and you can only hope they enjoy it. That can be kind of scary, because reading is all about perception, and you really don't know what people are going to think.
USA TODAY Bestselling author Jennifer lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing. she spends her time reading, working out, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russel Loki.
Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She also writes adult romance under the name J. Lynn.
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