Sunday, August 21, 2011

Get to know our RPA: Jennifer

Right now you're probably wondering what the hell a RPA is. Well, let me tell you. 

RPA stands for: Resident Published Author

Since all of us here at Tangled are aspiring authors, we figured it would be helpful to have someone around who knew what they were talking about from time to time. You know, someone who had been there and done that. It wasn't difficult to decide on Jennifer as our RPA for several reasons.

First, she has amazing talent. Her debut YA book, Half-Blood, comes out in October. She's already signed on for a second YA book, Cursed, which is set to release next year and if that isn't enough, she's also just signed a deal for three adult books with Entangled Publishing. There will be eight books from in the next couple years---and you don't want to miss her.

Every Sunday here on Tangled, she'll be talking about things she wished she knew before, writing, offering helpful suggestions and holding some special critique contests. She'll also be helping us answer your questions and help connect this awesome web of writers. She's amazing and so, so sweet. We're glad to have her! 

If you could be any item on Mexican restaurant menu, what would you be and why?
Enchilada smothered in cheese. Because who doesn’t like melted, yummy cheese?

When's your birthday?
June 11th 1980

Why do you want to write within the YA genre?
I think YA novels capture the emotional intensity that as adults we sometimes forget. It’s all about firsts: first kiss, first love, first loss, first fight, first decisions, etc. There is something powerful about ‘firsts’. And there is no audience more passionate about their books than the YA audience.

Which YA book character are you most like? Explain.
Kaylee Cavanaugh from the Soul Screamers Series. Because my scream (and singing) makes people want to cry and cover their ears, too.

Plotter or Panster?
Fly by the seat of my pants

What do you like to do when you get stuck while writing to help work through it?
When I get stuck, I either go to a scene I want to write and leave the scene that’s tripping me up alone for awhile or I push through it.

What is your single most favorite thing (feel free to be as vague as you like) about you're current WIP?
“Sometimes you have to lose everything to gain it all.”

Two truths and one lie about yourself.
I once talked to movie star on the phone, and it took me 15 minutes to realize who it was. Awkward.
I have an obsession with the Civil War.
I want to have a buttload of children. 

 Get to know more about Jennifer and how to connect with her on our About Page.

1 comment:

  1. So excited to have Jennifer as part of the team! I LOVED Half-blood!