Flash Question Session---> Author Jenna Kay

Flash Question Session
Author Jenna Kay

1. How did you get into writing?  

First of all I'll start by saying that growing up I had a very vivid imagination and was notorious for being a daydreamer. Later in life I found that I'd been given a gift, a gift where I could bring my thoughts and imagination to life. I began my writing career three years ago. One morning I woke up and knew I needed to write. I was 28 years old, wife and mother of three. I felt like something was missing in my life, like there was something else I was supposed to be doing. So I prayed for a year straight in search of answers. In between all this my father passed away. We'd been very close and it hit me (and my family) hard. I like to think my dad helped push me in the right direction.

2. Do you write first in longhand or just tap away at the computer?  

It depends. If I'm at my children's basketball or baseball practices I sit there in my own little world with my notebook and pen. Most of the time, though, I'm in front of my laptop, pounding away a story.

3. What are your current and past projects that you have you done?

"Mark of the Seer", book one in the Seer Society Series, will be out 2/29/12, published by Crushing Hearts and Black Butterfly Publishing. There will be five books (at least) in this series. Currently I'm working on my newest series, "The Gracen Chronicles". There will be three books in this series, maybe four. My goal for 2012 is to write three books.

4. The worst advice you have ever received?

"Go ahead, cut all your hair off--it'll look good!" It didn't look good.

5. What makes your stories different?

The Seer Society is about Biblical Seers who can not only see angels and demons but fight in the Spiritual Warfare. Their guardian angels are always with them and they can send demons straight to hell by simply touching them or shooting God's light from their palms. The Holy essence, which is God's light, flows within them, rendering the demons powerless. Yes, there are many angel and demon books out...I've most likely read them all, and all of them I've loved. But what I can tell you is this - the angels and demons in my books do not fall in love with humans. Yes, there's temptations, but it's not happening. Also there's plenty of teen angst, in other words, real life situation that teens go through daily. I just put a supernatural twist in it. The Gracen Chronicles is another story...that I will discuss later. ;)

6. What are your favorite books?

That's a hard one. I like mostly paranormal books. I loved the Shiver series, Fallen series, The Mortal Instruments...serious the list is huge. Right now I'm reading "Blood and Light" by Rue Volley, and I'm loving it!

7. Ice cream, gelato, sherbet or sorbet?

All of the above. ;)

8. What do you do to help you write? Do you down the energy drinks? Eat junk food? Run around the house to get the inspiration going? Blast the tunes? Do tell.

Coffee's a must have when I write. Music blasting helps as well. If I'm stumped I take a walk and listening to my headphones...That's about it.

9. What was the hardest part you had to write in your book?

"Mark of the Seer" is the first book I completed, and the hardest part was killing off a certain character...touchy stuff.

10. Where can we stalk you online?






Website (under construction at the moment)

Blog (also under construction)

Mark of the Seer will be available to buy February 29th, 2012
Click here for more information about Jenna and her books at Crushing Hearts and Black Butterfly Publishing

All photography and artwork used by permission of the author. 
Questions and blog design done by Alexia Purdy and Amy Conley