AuthorsDen.com   Join Free! | Login    
   Popular! Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry
Where Authors and Readers come together!

SIGNED BOOKS    AUTHORS    eBOOKS new!     BOOKS    STORIES    ARTICLES    POETRY    BLOGS    NEWS    EVENTS    VIDEOS    GOLD    SUCCESS    TESTIMONIALS

Featured Authors:  Stephen Cafaro, iJ.J. Snow, iRichard French, iKevin Weeks, iIsabella Koldras, iGeorge Carroll, iPaul Ulasien, i

  Home > Blogs Popular: Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry     

L.T. Suzuki

· + Follow Me
· Contact Me
· Success story
· Books
· Articles
· News
· Blog
· 14 Titles
· 3 Reviews
· Share with Friends!
·
Member Since: Jan, 2009

L.T. Suzuki, click here to update your pages on AuthorsDen.







Blogs by L.T. Suzuki

Jennifer Hudock Interview
5/23/2011 9:00:11 PM    [ Flag as Inappropriate ]

Featured Young Adult Author, Jennifer Hudock discusses her novel and the writing life!
LTS: For today’s guest blog, I’d like to introduce you to popular YA author Jennifer Hudock, author of ‘The Goblin Market’. I first became acquainted with Jennifer through Twitter and what piqued my interest were all the fabulous tweets from those reading her novel so I knew she’d make for a great author feature.
I’d like to begin by having you share a little information about yourself with our readers, Jenny. Where do you call home and what do you enjoy doing when you’re not writing?

JH: Thank you so much for having me on your blog, Lorna. I currently live in a very small town in northern central Pennsylvania with my daughter and husband. When I'm not writing, I love to get outside and dig my fingers into the earth. I also love hiking.

LTS: Has writing stories always been a part of your life and becoming a published author a life long dream?

JH: I have been writing and telling stories since I was old enough to string sentences together in a semi-coherent fashion. Even as a little girl, I knew I wanted to be an author and a storyteller. When I was about nine-years-old, I started gathering my friends on the playground to share stories under the jungle gym, and I loved sharing in their excitement and anticipation over what happened next.

LTS: Your novel, ‘The Goblin Market’ has not only one of the most beautiful book covers I’ve ever seen, but it’s also been receiving wonderful reviews. What was the inspiration behind this story and can you tell us a little bit about your protagonist, Meredith Drexler?

JH: The Goblin Market was inspired by Christina Rossetti's poem, Goblin Market. I'd read the poem as a teen, but it wasn't until studying it in college that I really started tossing around the idea of spinning my own story. In the original poem there are two sisters, one who's lured into and intrigued by the fruits in the market. After she's poisoned by the goblins, the older sister heads into the market to find a way to save her dying sister.
My protagonist, Meredith Drexler, is the elder of two sisters who've been left alone in the world to fend for themselves. Their mother died in childbirth and their father wandered off, leaving Merry to look after and raise her younger sister, Christina. A part of Merry wants to wander into the daydreams that keep her sane, but her devotion to her sister keeps her from living her own life.

LTS: Without giving away too much, can you reveal what’s in store for the readers when they crack open ‘The Goblin Market’?

JH: When Christina is kidnapped by the goblin king Kothar, Meredith has no choice but the venture into and beyond the Goblin Market in an effort to save her sister. Each step of her journey brings Meredith closer to the truth about her mysterious past, a truth that died with their mother.
I think there's a little bit of everything in the Goblin Market. Mystical setting, romance, intrigue, sacrifice and even a few Lovecraftian horror elements.

LTS: Is it fair to assume ‘Jack in the Green’ is the sequel to ‘The Goblin Market’? Can you give us info about this novel without releasing spoilers?

JH: Jack in the Green is the upcoming second book in the Into the Green series and begins shortly after the events at the end of The Goblin Market. The story follows Meredith's son, Jack Drexler, on his own journey Underground, where he must embrace prophecy and responsibility to save a world he's never known.

LTS: The road to publication is difficult at the best of times. Do you have any advice you’d like to share with the author struggling to find representation through a literary agent?

JH: Take a look at your presentation, for starters. If even after reevaluation and tweaks, you're still having trouble finding representation, consider going it on your own. As the publishing industry continues to change, so too do the roles of agents and in many cases you can still achieve a certain amount of success without an agent. In some cases, an agent may seek you out after you've started to see a bit of success.

LTS: What made you decide to go indie and what advice would you like to share with authors considering this route to publication?

JH: I'd been published traditionally in small journals, anthologies and ezines, but when I was ready to publish The Goblin Market I thought long and hard about what I wanted. I submitted to a small press publisher first, but during the long months of waiting for a response I started to think more about publishing independently. The Goblin Market had a pretty strong following because I'd originally offered it in its entirety as a free episodic podcast on iTunes and my website, so I decided to take matters into my own hands. Even if I'd been picked up by a small press publisher the same amount of promotion would have fallen into my hands, while the publisher took a cut of the profits. Indie publishing allowed me to take control of my novel on all fronts. I chose my own cover artwork, editor and price, and the freedom was incredibly liberating. The responsibility of my novel's success fell entirely to me, and there was something about that notion that appealed to me.

LTS: I’m curious about your writing style. Are you one of those disciplined writers who must dedicate a certain time each day to producing so many words, or are you more relaxed and tend to write when it strikes your fancy?

JH: I would love to say I'm a dedicated and disciplined writer who can't breathe unless I write eight hours a day and achieve a certain word count, but sometimes the muse doesn't work like that. I tend to write when the muse and I are in tune with each other, and sometimes that's at 8 a.m., but most of the time she shows up at 3 in the morning and starts whispering in my ear while I'm asleep.

LTS: Still on the subject of writing styles, are you a plotter or pantser? The readers would like to know if you tend to plot out your story line in great detail or if your writing is more organic with the characters and events unfolding as you write.

JH: I am a pantser. I've tried to plot, and whenever I get stuck my husband (who is also an author,) tells me to sit down and plot out the next scene, but whenever I do it stifles the natural flow of the story.

LTS: Some authors meditate, others need to fuel up on coffee or listen to music. Do you have any rituals, ones that can be shared with the readers, that you must do before you hunker down for a writing session?

JH: I have to clean and organize my desk before I can sit down and start writing. Sometimes it feels like an excuse to prolong the act of just writing, but if I don't clean off the desk, I get distracted too easily by little things like unopened mail.

LTS: At one time or another, most writers hit the wall and their work stalls because of the dreaded writer’s block. What do you do to get around or over this mental wall to resume writing?

JH: I write through it. For me, I've found writer's block is usually an excuse I made up in my head to not finish something. Sometimes it's because I'm afraid of letting go and getting to the end, other times it's tangled up fear of not pleasing my readers, so if I just keep writing, the wall tends to crumble and I can breathe easier.

LTS: Who is your favourite author and how has he/she inspired you to write or influenced your writing style or choice of genre?

JH: I have so many favorite authors, but I think when it comes time to narrow it down I always fall back on Neil Gaiman. There's something about the worlds and the characters he's created that never fails to astound and inspire me. When I was a teen I started reading Sandman and the love affair with Gaiman's work just continued to grow. By the time I read Neverwhere when I was eighteen, I knew there was a world out there for the ideas I had inside my own head, so thank you for that Mr. Gaiman.

LTS: What is the most profound discovery you’ve made in terms of your writing and how it has touched the lives of others?

JH: This might sound selfish, but one of the most profound discoveries I've made as a writer has been learning to write for me and me alone. I love to share my stories with people, and I always have, but sometimes it's far too easy to get caught up in other people telling you how should tell your story or how you could make your story better. When you get too caught up in what other people think, it isn't your story anymore.

LTS: What is the most important lesson you’ve learned on the road to publication?

JH: It's not about numbers. All too often, especially in indie publishing, writers get caught up in sales and numbers. I love that people are reading my book, but if I thought about it in numbers, people stop becoming readers and turn into dollar signs. I don't like thinking about other people that way.

LTS: What are you reading now, and how did this particular book make it onto your to-read list?

JH: Right now I am reading Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson with my GoodReads Chicks with Swords Book Club and George R.R. Martin's A Feast for Crows. I was late to the Song of Ice and Fire Party, but now that I've arrived, I have become consumed by the intelligence and intrigue of Martin's writing style. I literally devoured the first three books in the series, so it was a given when the fourth book fell into my lap and pleaded, "Read me!"

LTS: What do you foresee in your future over the next five years and do you hope to branch out from YA into other genres? With the release of ‘Jack in the Green’ this summer, can your fans expect a sequel to this novel in the not too distant future?

JH: As well as working on the third book in the Into the Green series, which is titled The Goblin Prince, I am also working on a YA urban fantasy novel called Little Boy Blue. I do have some plans to branch into other genres, and will be finishing an adult horror/thriller novel this summer about a serial killing werewolf.

LTS: Very cool, Jennifer! Thank you so much taking time from your busy schedule to discuss your novel and for sharing in your writing experiences. In the meantime, I believe I should recommend this book to my daughter. I think she’ll love it!
For more information about Jennifer and her novels, check out:
Website: http://jennybeans.net
Follow Jennifer on Twitter: .jennybeanses
Where to buy the book:
Amazon: ://www.amazon.com/The-Goblin-Market/dp/B004L2LL1A/
Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Goblin-Market/dp/B004L2LL1A/
Barnes & Noble: http://search.barnesandnoble.com/The-Goblin-Market/Jennifer-Hudock/e/2940012674029/
Smashwords: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/39402



Post a Comment

More Blogs by L.T. Suzuki
• Carlie Cullen Interview - Saturday, August 24, 2013
• Kit Grindstaff Interview - Saturday, August 10, 2013
• Shannon MacLeod Interview - Saturday, August 03, 2013
• Brian Rathbone Interview - Saturday, July 27, 2013
• Graeme Ing Interview - Saturday, July 20, 2013
• Alison DeLuca Interview - Saturday, July 13, 2013
• Christine Nolfi Interview - Saturday, July 06, 2013
• Sara Furlong-Burr Interview - Saturday, June 29, 2013
• Tamela Buhrke Interview - Saturday, June 22, 2013
• Heidi Garrett Interview - Saturday, June 15, 2013
• Loren Kleinman Interview - Saturday, June 08, 2013
• Leanne Shirtliffe Interview - Saturday, June 01, 2013
• Hannah Fielding Interview - Saturday, May 25, 2013
• Erica Lucke Dean Interview - Saturday, May 18, 2013
• Amber Lea Easton Interview - Sunday, May 12, 2013
• Ruth Nestvold Interview - Saturday, May 04, 2013
• Rose Garcia Interview - Saturday, April 20, 2013
• Robert Pruneda Interview - Saturday, April 13, 2013
• Lance Burson Interview - Saturday, April 06, 2013
• Rachel Thompson Interview: - Saturday, March 23, 2013
• Samantha Martin Interview - Saturday, March 16, 2013
• Lisette Brodey Interview - Saturday, March 09, 2013
• Jack Whyte Interview Part Two - Saturday, March 02, 2013
• Jack Whyte Interview Part One - Saturday, February 23, 2013
• Molly Greene Interview - Saturday, February 16, 2013
• Dionne Lister Interview - Saturday, February 09, 2013
• Anita Reynolds MacArthur Interview: - Saturday, February 02, 2013
• Alicia Kat Dillman Interview - Saturday, January 26, 2013
• John Gregory Hancock Interview - Saturday, January 19, 2013
• Adriana Ryan Interview - Saturday, January 12, 2013
• Jennifer McConnel Interview - Friday, January 04, 2013
• S.M. Boyce Interview - Saturday, December 15, 2012
• James Tallett Interview - Saturday, December 08, 2012
• Melissa McPhail Interview - Saturday, December 01, 2012
• Roz Morris Interview - Sunday, November 18, 2012
• Tania Johansson Interview - Saturday, November 10, 2012
• Dale Ivan Smith Interview - Sunday, November 04, 2012
• Respect Your Readers - Sunday, October 28, 2012
• Greta van der Rol Interview - Sunday, October 21, 2012
• Justin Bog Interview - Saturday, October 13, 2012
• Thanksgiving Day: Gratitude - Saturday, October 06, 2012
• Steena Holmes Interview - Saturday, September 29, 2012
• Kenneth Hoss Interview - Saturday, September 22, 2012
• Patty Jansen Interview - Saturday, September 15, 2012
• Joshua E. Bigger Interview - Saturday, September 08, 2012
• Joyce Damask Interview - Saturday, September 01, 2012
• Marketing & Twitter - Saturday, August 25, 2012
• Henry Herz Interview - Saturday, August 18, 2012
• Kristin Bair O'Keeffe Interview - Sunday, August 12, 2012
• William Linde Interview - Saturday, August 04, 2012
• Micheal Rivers Interview - Saturday, July 21, 2012
• Robert James Russell Interview - Saturday, July 14, 2012
• Becka Sutton Interview - Saturday, July 07, 2012
• Canadian Authors Feature - Saturday, June 30, 2012
• Gini Koch Interview - Sunday, June 17, 2012
• M. Pax Interview - Saturday, June 09, 2012
• Karina Halle Interview - Saturday, June 02, 2012
• Novice Writing Mistakes - Sunday, May 27, 2012
• Pippa Jay Interview - Sunday, May 20, 2012
• Glenn Starkey Interview - Saturday, May 12, 2012
• Maurice G. Nicholson Interview - Saturday, May 05, 2012
• How I Select Followers on Twitter - Saturday, April 28, 2012
• Shaun Allan Interview - Sunday, April 22, 2012
• Darlene Foster Interview - Saturday, April 14, 2012
• Kim Aleksander Interview - Saturday, April 07, 2012
• Hope Collier Interview - Saturday, March 31, 2012
• John Kolson’s Writeado: A New Online Writing Tool - Saturday, March 24, 2012
• Jeff Shanley Interview - Saturday, March 17, 2012
• Stephen England Interview - Saturday, March 10, 2012
• Everett Powers Interview - Saturday, March 03, 2012
• The Kindle Prime Experiment - Saturday, February 25, 2012
• Edward Lazellari Interview - Saturday, February 18, 2012
• Connie J. Jasperson Interview - Saturday, February 11, 2012
• Sally Dubats - Saturday, February 04, 2012
• Selecting Writers For My Author Feature - Sunday, January 29, 2012
• Tarek Refaat Interview - Sunday, January 22, 2012
• Toby Neal Interview: - Saturday, January 14, 2012
• Thomas A. Knight Interview - Sunday, January 08, 2012
• Linda Poitevin Interview - Sunday, January 01, 2012
• 2011: A Year in Review - Monday, December 26, 2011
• Angeline Kace Interview - Sunday, December 18, 2011
• Eden Baylee Interview - Saturday, December 10, 2011
• Cyndi Tefft Interview - Saturday, December 03, 2011
• The Conference Experience - Sunday, November 27, 2011
• A.R. Silverberry Interview - Sunday, November 20, 2011
• Suzy Turner Interview - Sunday, November 13, 2011
• Patti Roberts Interview - Sunday, November 06, 2011
• Raine Thomas Interview - Sunday, October 23, 2011
• LK Gardner-Griffie Interview - Saturday, October 15, 2011
• Jonathan Gould Interview - Saturday, October 08, 2011
• Brian Rathbone Interview - Saturday, October 01, 2011
• Matthew Merrick Interview - Sunday, September 25, 2011
• Dean Lappi Interview - Saturday, September 17, 2011
• J.T. Ellison Interview - Sunday, September 11, 2011
• Carolyn Arnold Interview - Sunday, September 04, 2011
• John Kolson Interview - Sunday, August 21, 2011
• Megan Curd Interview - Saturday, August 06, 2011
• Elena Aitken - Sunday, July 31, 2011
• When Book Reviews are Misleading… - Sunday, July 24, 2011
• Deborah Riley-Magnus - Saturday, July 16, 2011
• Jessica Subject Interview - Sunday, July 10, 2011
• J. Alexander Greenwood Interview: - Sunday, July 03, 2011
• When Social Networking is no so social... - Monday, June 27, 2011
• Dannie C. Hill - Monday, June 20, 2011
• Shay Fabbro Interview - Tuesday, June 14, 2011
• Genevieve P. Ching Interview - Monday, June 06, 2011
• Al Boudreau Interview - Monday, May 30, 2011
•  Jennifer Hudock Interview - Monday, May 23, 2011  
• Paul Mansfield Keefe Interview - Monday, May 16, 2011
• Rusty Fischer Interview - Monday, May 09, 2011
• Jason McIntyre Interview - Monday, May 02, 2011
• Emlyn Chand & Novel Publicity - Monday, April 25, 2011
• Steve Umstead Interview - Monday, April 18, 2011
• John Betcher Interview - Monday, April 11, 2011
• Kimberly Kinrade Interview - Monday, April 04, 2011
• Inspiration & Where You Find It - Monday, March 28, 2011
• Christie Yant - Tuesday, March 22, 2011
• Amy J. Rose David Interview - Monday, March 14, 2011
• George H. Sirois Interview - Monday, March 07, 2011
• Linda Nagata Interview - Monday, February 28, 2011
• Adventures in Editing or... Is it Done Yet? - Monday, February 21, 2011
• Greg Messel Interview - Monday, February 14, 2011
• Jen Wylie Interview - Monday, February 07, 2011
• Katie M. John Interview - Monday, January 31, 2011
• How Do You Measure Success: - Tuesday, January 25, 2011
• Avery Tingle Interview - Monday, January 17, 2011
• Kristie Cook Interview - Tuesday, January 11, 2011
• Ren Cummins - Tuesday, January 04, 2011
• A Wish For the New Year - Tuesday, December 28, 2010
• Trish Wolfe Interview - Monday, December 20, 2010
• Jesi Lea Ryan Interview - Monday, December 13, 2010
• Cat Connor Interview - Monday, December 06, 2010
• How to Make a Story Ring True - Monday, November 29, 2010
• Sharon Bially Interview - Monday, November 22, 2010
• Donna Carrick Interview - Monday, November 15, 2010
• Brenda Sedore Interview - Tuesday, November 09, 2010
• Robert Feagan Interview - Monday, November 01, 2010
• Of Book Signings, Volunteering & Option Agreements… - Tuesday, October 26, 2010
• Daryl Sedore Interview - Monday, October 18, 2010
• Seven Day Blog Tour Begins October 17th - Tuesday, October 12, 2010
• Todd A. Ritter Interview - Monday, October 04, 2010
• Cheryl Kaye Tardif Interview - Monday, September 27, 2010
• Claude Bouchard Interview - Tuesday, September 21, 2010
• Dr. Peter Clement Interview - Tuesday, September 14, 2010
• Elizabeth Isaacs Interview - Monday, September 06, 2010
• Introducing a New YA Fantasy - Monday, August 30, 2010
• Interview with Author Gene Doucette - Monday, August 23, 2010
• It's All About the Books Part 2 - Monday, August 16, 2010
• It's All About the Books - Monday, August 09, 2010
• When to Abandon Your Manuscript - Monday, August 02, 2010
• 1st Anniversary Blog: A Celebration of Authors - Tuesday, July 27, 2010
• Kathy Chung & the SiWC Part Twp - Tuesday, July 20, 2010
• Kathy Chung & the Surrey International Writers Conference Part One - Tuesday, July 13, 2010
• Deanna Jewel Interview - Tuesday, July 06, 2010
• The Happiest Indie Author (me) in the World! - Tuesday, June 29, 2010
• The Author Effect - Tuesday, June 22, 2010
• Jacqueline Pearce Interview - Tuesday, June 15, 2010
• Peggy Richardson Interview - Tuesday, June 08, 2010
• Wendy Nelson Tokunaga Interview - Tuesday, June 01, 2010
• The Importance of a Critique Group - Saturday, May 29, 2010
• Zoe Winters Interview - Tuesday, May 18, 2010
• Zoe Winters Interview - Tuesday, May 11, 2010
• Tonya R. Moore Interview - Monday, May 03, 2010
• Write On Bowen! - Monday, April 26, 2010
• Dayna Hester Interview - Monday, April 19, 2010
• Luke Romyn Interview - Monday, April 12, 2010
• Rhonda Carpenter Interview - Monday, March 29, 2010
• Lacey Weatherford Interview - Monday, March 22, 2010
• K.M. Weiland Interview - Tuesday, March 16, 2010
• Mark Coker, CEO of Smashwords Interview! - Tuesday, March 09, 2010
• Jo Lynne Valerie Interview - Tuesday, March 02, 2010
• Dan McNeil Interview - Tuesday, February 23, 2010
• Catherine McKenzie Interview - Tuesday, February 16, 2010
• 8 Years of Writing! 8 eBook Winners! - Sunday, February 07, 2010
• Birthday Blog (or an Ode to Aging Gracelessly) - Monday, January 18, 2010
• Interview with Paranormal Author Kate Austin - Monday, January 11, 2010
• Riley Carney Interview - Tuesday, January 05, 2010
• Ask an Editor - Monday, December 28, 2009
• Lee Edward Fodi Interview - Monday, December 21, 2009
• Interview with YA Author James McCann - Tuesday, December 15, 2009
• Researching Historical Fiction with Diana Gabaldon - Tuesday, December 08, 2009
• kc dyer Interview & Enter to Win an Autographed Novel! - Tuesday, December 01, 2009
• Bev Katz Rosenbaum Interview - Tuesday, November 24, 2009
• Writing Tips I Learned from Terry Brooks - Tuesday, November 17, 2009
• An Interview with Tamara Sheehan - Monday, November 09, 2009
• YA Author Loreena M. Lee Interview - Tuesday, November 03, 2009
• Why Do I Blog About Other Authors? - Thursday, October 29, 2009
• Critique by Author Jack Whyte - Tuesday, October 27, 2009
• BookCamp 2009 - Monday, October 19, 2009
• Participating at VCON 34 - Wednesday, October 14, 2009
• Therese Walsh Interview - Tuesday, October 06, 2009
• Interview with Debra Purdy Kong - Tuesday, September 29, 2009
• Twitter – The Power of the Tweet - Tuesday, September 22, 2009
• Part Two: Publishing in a Foreign Market - Tuesday, September 15, 2009
• An Interview with author Christopher Belton - Tuesday, September 08, 2009
• Part Two of the Caroline Leavitt Interview: - Thursday, September 03, 2009
• An Interview with Author & Book Reviewer Caroline Leavitt - Tuesday, September 01, 2009
• An Interview with Kathleen Bolton - Tuesday, August 25, 2009
• Interview with author/artist Scott Kessman: - Tuesday, August 18, 2009
• Interview with author/artist Scott Kessman: - Tuesday, August 18, 2009
• Part 2 of the Kim Falconer Interview - Thursday, August 13, 2009
• An Interview with Kim Falconer - Tuesday, August 11, 2009
• Part 2 An Interview with Alan Baxter - Thursday, August 06, 2009
• An Interview with Alan Baxter - Tuesday, August 04, 2009
• If You Write It, They Will Come (buy it)… Not! - Sunday, July 26, 2009
• Lori A. May: Author Extraordinaire - Tuesday, July 21, 2009
• Merits of a Writers Conference - Sunday, July 19, 2009
• Part 2 Publishing in the Digital Age - Thursday, July 16, 2009
• Publishing in the Digital Age - Monday, July 13, 2009
• Writing Tips for the Novice Novelist - Tuesday, July 07, 2009
• Flog the Blog - Tuesday, June 30, 2009
• Do's & Don't of a TV interview - Saturday, June 27, 2009
• Mortality & Writing - Friday, June 26, 2009
• The Art of Editing 101 - Tuesday, June 23, 2009
• How To Write When Suffering from Bad Memory Retention - Saturday, June 20, 2009
• Finding Inspiration from Others - Thursday, June 18, 2009
• To Blog or Twitter... - Tuesday, June 16, 2009


P Point Management by William Cottringer

This book helps managers focus on doing the little things that get the biggest results with the least side effects...  
Featured BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members



Authors alphabetically: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Featured Authors | New to AuthorsDen? | Add AuthorsDen to your Site
Share AD with your friends | Need Help? | About us


Problem with this page?   Report it to AuthorsDen
© AuthorsDen, Inc. All rights reserved.