A warm welcome to Guest Author J.F. Jenkins, this week. Jillian's latest book, Displaced, the first book in The Archivan Cycle, is available to download now.
Chevelle Donahue thought going into work would be just like any other boring day at the mall. Sure, there was her annoying co-worker Wicken Sanders, and a promotional visit from teen heartthrob Timber Hudson, to watch and keep her entertained. But who was she kidding? Working retail was lame no matter what happened.
A terrorist attack changes everything - an attack from aliens of all things. The patrons are given two options: comply or else. Complying means giving in to a new set of rules and changing her entire life. "Or else" means she has no chance of going home again.
She must figure out the truth behind why the aliens are holding everyone hostage. In doing so, she risks her chance at freedom - but by the time she learns what's really happening, she might not want it.
It sounds fascinating. :)
I asked J.F. to tell us a bit about herself:
1. How did you get started writing?
I started with fan fiction back when I was about thirteen years old. My friends and I would get bored during school and start writing crazy stories based on our favorite books and TV shows. Eventually, this spun off into original creations, and I took a leap into doing it on my own.
2. Can you tell us a fun fact about yourself?
I always re-read everything I wrote after a year from when I finished it. Just for fun. It makes me feel better about my work because I realize it isn't as bad as I thought it was at the time of writing it.
3. What’s your top writing tip for new writers?
Keep doing it. Don't base your writing on your "feelings" and "inspiration". If you sit around and wait for it, it will never come. Writing a book is just like any other labor of love - you have to WORK for it.
J.F. Jenkins lives in Minneapolis Minnesota with her husband, son, and two cats. She graduated from Bethel University in 2006 with a degree in Media Communication with minors in both writing and film. When she is not busy writing, she spends her free time playing games, reading, and spending time with her family.
Thanks for dropping by, J.F.