Happy Friday! Today, it's our treat to introduce you to fellow Indie Author J.A. Dennam, as she talks about her books and her writing journey. Take it away, J.A.!
What genre do you write?
I write romantic suspense.
How long have you been writing and how many published works?
I wrote my first novel, FLESH OF ANGELS, twelve years ago. Since then, I've written two more books, FLESH OF THE FATHER (2nd of my FLESH series) and most recently, TRUTH AND HUMILITY. I self-published them all throughout 2012.
Of the novels you've written, which is your favorite and why?
I think FLESH OF ANGELS will always be my favorite. That one stewed in my head for three years before I purged it onto paper. So much time, love and devotion went into that novel and my characters were… well, they were my first ;)
Do you have a favorite character from your work?
I have to say INS Special Agent Dodge from my first book. He was such a sexy, tragic mess, but he could kick ass and clean house when it meant protecting the ones he loved.
Where do you get your story ideas?
They culminate from things that interest me. My first book was developed through my fascination with the mountains. What horrendous evil can we find in a place of such majestic beauty? The second book came about when I converted to Catholicism. In light of the sex scandals, what would happen if a priest was accused of sexual assault and it turned out HE was the victim? The third book was born when I helped my husband junk a whole bunch of old factory guts. I did it mostly alone and since I can't ignore my voices, I created a love story around it.
Is there anyone in particular who has influenced your writing career?
I'd have to say my mother. I have favorite authors who I enjoy reading, but I never thought about writing my own stories until my mom ordered me to purge them from my head.
What do you do when you're not writing?
Riding. LOL! My husband and I have motorcycles. My kids and I do Tae Kwon Do 3 times a week. I also paint when I feel that creative need. I love to get my hands dirty and work on big pieces.
What's one thing about you that most people don't know?
I can write backwards.
What's next on your writing journey?
I wrote the first two chapters of FLESH OF INNOCENTS (the third of my FLESH series) with every intention of finishing it. But since then, I've signed with a literary agent who will be pitching TRUTH AND HUMILITY to the big publishers, so I will be starting the T&H companion novel soon. It has already sunk it's hooks into me, so it won't be long :)
Where can we find your books or more info?
You can find all of my books, free samples, and buy links on my website, www.JADennam.com
Facebook - www.facebook.com/jadennamauthor
Amazon author page - http://www.amazon.com/J.-A.-Dennam/e/B0075DBL62