Writers on Wednesday ~ Jenn Johansson
Enjoy Jenn's interview!
Give us your elevator pitch.
Parker is a 17-year-old boy who spends every night trapped in the dreams of the last person he made eye contact with, and it's killing him. Until he meets Mia. In her dreams he can finally get true sleep, but when someone begins stalking her, everyone believes it is Parker. He must learn who is truly to blame and clear his name before the stalker makes good on his threats to end her dreams forever.
What’s your favorite snack?
I love licorice...Red Vines, Twizzlers, even the Good & Plenty with the black licorice centers. I think I could live off of licorice and Diet Coke. :)
What is your most memorable high school experience?
In high school, I did a lot of performing in choirs and musicals, but my most memorable experience was probably when I learned to play the drums for the sole purpose of being in the band for the all-male performance choir. But hey...it worked. I had a date to every dance that year. ;-)
What was the first book that turned you into a reader?
That would have to be A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle. It's still one of my absolute favorites.
Are you a night owl or early bird?
Oh, I'm such a night owl. I'm not even able to communicate in full sentences until noon most days. Me in the morning = not a pretty thing
What do you never leave home without?
My phone. I'm fully addicted. It's a little sad.
Do you have any pets?
I have two cats. A girl - Cleo - and a boy - Phoenix. They're cute, cuddly, and extremely social. Phoenix is now fully grown and seems to believe he's a parrot. He loves to try to perch on my shoulder while I'm writing. Maybe I should have named him Muse.
What is one piece of advice you would give aspiring writers?
Keep writing, no matter what. No matter where you are in the process, this is crucial!