Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Guest Author: Jennah Scott - co-author of the brand new release Scrap Metal @Jennah_Scott

Jennah Scott and Alexi Raymond have gathered forces to write a hot new romance novel about creating art and passion with Scrap Metal.  Today, Jennah has agreed to sit down and share some of her thoughts with us.  So, take off your shoes, curl up on the couch and join us for a chat.

First of all, Jennah, one thing I want to know is how long did you write before you were published?
I wrote for about two and a half years before I signed my first contract. It took me that long to figure out what genre I really wanted to write.

Two and half years really isn't that long, so congratulations on a quick turnaround.  What inspired you to write your first book?
Real lifeMy first book was a young adult book inspired by my senior year of high school.

Ah, the joys and tragedies of high school.  So, how long did it take you to write Scrap Metal?
I co-wrote my most recent release with Alexi Raymond. She and I took about a month to write and edit the book. There are definitely some perks to having two people writing the same book.

I agree with that.  Sometimes I wish I had someone to share the load.  What sort of research did you do for your book?
I got to know Pinterest really well for this book. Angelica is really into clothing and fashion, especially the Rockabilly style. I had to do some research when it came to the clothes filling her closet. Not to mention artwork.

Pinterest is definitely a craze.  We'll need to check out your board.  If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your latest book?
Not at all. I love all of the characters, both main and secondary. We had a lot of fun writing this book.

So, you got it right the first time.  That leads to my next question.  Are you a plotter or a pantser?
I’m a plantser or pontser. Whichever you prefer. I like to have the freedom of pantsing, but need to at least have an idea of where the story is going. With every story I write I find myself plotting more and more though.

Yeah, I like a road-map so I can sort of see where I'm headed when I'm writing.  Where do you write?
I write in my living room. Sometimes I write while sitting on the couch and other times I write at the table. I’ve tried writing in the office away from everyone, but I find that I get distracted more that way. At least when I’m in the main room with everyone I know what’s going on and I don’t have to keep checking on things.

Being centrally located with your family when you write does allow you to keep an eye on them, especially if you have little ones.  When do you write, morning or night?
All of the above. It really depends on what else I’ve got going on. If my other job needs attention then I write at night. I really prefer writing during the day.

So, in addition to working and writing, I'm sure you take time to refill your creative well.  What are you currently reading?
Indigo Spell by Richelle Mead. It’s a paranormal young adult. I don’t read near as much young adult as I used to, but I love Richelle’s writing.

Are there any new authors that have grasped your interest?
Amy Gregory. She released her first novel, Racing to Love: Carter’s Treasure in June of last year. The series is based on motocross racers. I absolutely love her books and writing!

Just for fun, tell us, if you could have any super power, what would it be?
I would freeze time, just so I could spend a little more time enjoying really great moments.  J

I like that.  Lastly, do you have any advice for other writers?
Take your time and enjoy the journey. Learn from everything you do. There will be a ton of ups and downs, rejection and joy. Each of those events can teach you something. Use that newly gained knowledge to make you a better writer. It will definitely pay off in the end.

Thank you for having me!  Thank you for visiting with us.  Now, let's get on to Scrap Metal

love is like art; you can take scrap and mold it into something beautiful.

Not one to settle down, Angelica Rousseau never thought she’d consider
planting roots in the small town of Kimmswick, Missouri. When her art
speaks to her—and gives her a reason to get up close and personal with
body shop owner, Ryker Talcott—sticking around starts to have appeal.

Ryker has to deal with a lot of personalities and has found that
custom orders for women almost never end well. Especially when the
women are as picky and confident as Angelica. This time it’s
different. He’s never met a woman like her. She rivals his confidence
and has the attitude to back it up.

When the past threatens their future, Angelica and Ryker have to
decide what’s more important—their own promises to themselves, or the
love they both feel for each other.

Jennah Scott resides Kansas City, Missouri. Until she started writing, she didn't know what she wanted to be. Which is why she has degrees in education, business, and medical assisting. All that uncertainty has provided her with plenty of ideas for new books. When she isn't writing she's causing trouble on Twitter, hanging out with family, or she's lost in a book. There's one thing about Jennah, there will never be a dull moment when she's around.

Alexi Raymond lives in Indiana with her husband and kittens. She can be found tumbling at gymnastics class, beating up the boys in a wrestling ring, and filming sports for her local TV station when she’s not on the couch talking to the people in her head! You can find Alexi online at www.facebook.com/alexiraymondromance or on Twitter at @AlexiRaymond

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  1. Glad you could join us on the couch today, Jennah. Maybe Alexi could drop by and add her thoughts as well, since Scrap Metal was a joint venture between you.

  2. Aw, I loved reading your interview! I give you major props for being able to write in the living room, amidst all the chaos. :) Can't wait to read this one--it's waiting on my Kindle!

    1. Thanks for coming by!! I hope you enjoy Angelica and Ryker!


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