Today I have author Jennette Marie Powell
blackmailed um I mean willingly hanging out with me. 🙂
Jennette Marie Powell is the author of several time travel and paranormal romance novels. A lifelong resident of the Dayton, Ohio area, she likes to dig beneath the surface and find the extraordinary beneath the mundane, whether in people, places, or historical events. While she has no desire to change the past, she enjoys learning about local history, particularly the early 20th century. Her preferred places to time travel are from her computer or Dayton’s Carillon Historical Park. By day, she wrangles data and websites in between excursions to search for the aliens and spacecraft that legends say are stashed away on the military base where she works.
1- How old were you when you fell in love with reading? Can you remember what book/ books it was that inspired you?
I can’t remember NOT reading! Or at least, being read to. The earliest favorite story I can remember is “The Cold-Blooded Penguin,” which was in a book that was part of a four-volume set of Disney stories. This story is about a penguin who couldn’t stand the cold in Antarctica, and finally pursued his dream of moving north by cutting a big boat out of the ice. My parents read that story to me so many times I’ll bet they can still recite it word for word! I blogged about it not too long ago.
2- What is your favorite guilty pleasure book? The one you’re embarrassed to let other people know you read. Come on you can tell us we’ll keep it a secret.
Well, it’s not really a book. I don’t feel guilty reading any of them! The only thing I can think of is web comics and blogs, because I usually read them at work – while taking a break, or waiting for a slow process on my computer, of course! If I’m stuck at work with nothing to do (hasn’t happened lately, thank goodness!), I’ve been known to get into some nice, juicy WWE fanfic.
I am a fanfic fan too.
3- When the zombie apocalypse comes what is going to be your weapon of choice?
I think I’ll just go hide in my daughter’s high school. According to her, there’s so little brain matter there, I doubt the zombies would go near the place!
LOL- that’s great.
4- If I was bitten by a zombie I have a list of people I want to bite. Who’s at the top of your list?
Politicians! Starting with the ones who keep calling my house. No, I’m not voting for you. Go away. OTOH, maybe not – if I’m looking for brains, my chances are probably better at my daughter’s school.
5- We’re all supposed to be eating healthy, but what naughty treat tempts you the most?
Mountain Dew! It’s soooo bad for you, and soooo yummy! Plus, you can’t beat that awesome combo of sugar and caffeine for a wakeup after lunch. I do limit myself to one can a day, though.
I’ve never gotten into soda- but it sounds addictive I think I’ll stay away just in case.
6- Naughty- confessions, what TV show do you love but hate to admit to watching?
Well, as you might guess from my comments above, that would definitely be WWE wrestling! All those hawt, muscular guys in tight pants! Add in the ridiculously absurd story lines, and who cares if it’s fake? Unfortunately, watching WWE is something I haven’t had time to do much of since I published and kicked my writing into higher gear, so I don’t know any of the story lines they’re doing now.
7- What do you love most about your current book?
I love taking supposedly ordinary people in an ordinary place, and giving them something “extra” – in this case, a psychic time travel ability – and throwing them into extraordinary situations that they go through hell to get out of. And believe me, they do go through hell in prehistoric Ohio in my upcoming release, Time’s Fugitive.
Time travel is so interesting, I love it.
8- Give us a super secret peek into what you’re working on next?
This summer I’m planning to release a science fiction romance called Hangar 18: Legacy, in which a psychic Air Force research psychologist is contacted by an extraterrestrial trapped somewhere beneath the military base where he works. His only hope of freeing the being – and keeping his sanity – is subliminal messaging software being developed by a woman who believes in neither the aliens nor the hero’s abilities. Hangar 18 isn’t as well-known as Area 51, but according to the legends, it’s where the alien bodies and spacecraft from the Roswell incident were initially taken, before Area 51. (Oh, and there is no Hangar 18. I checked. LOL)
Oooo sounds really good. I can’t wait.
9- What style of book do you secretly long to write, but are afraid to try and do?
I would love to write something uproariously funny! Yet, while I love comedy books and movies, I can’t write funny to save myself. Oh, there are amusing moments in my books every now and then, but that’s as much as I can muster. But as long as my readers enjoy my dark-and-serious stories, I’m good with that!
Comedy requires such great timing. It would be a challenge to try and write it.
One unwanted gift. One great wrong. One chance to make things right…
Tony Solomon never wanted to be a time traveler. But when a freak accident gifts him with the ability to travel in time, he becomes an unwilling initiate in the Saturn Society, a secret society of time travelers. Determined to prevent his daughter’s murder three years earlier, he violates the Society’s highest law and becomes a fugitive. But the Society refuses to tell Tony how to time-travel within his own life, so he seeks help from Charlotte, the woman whose life he saved during a prior trip to the past.
When Tony arrives in 1933 looking for answers, Charlotte is both thrilled and terrified to see her childhood hero. Loyal to the Society, she is honor-bound to bring to justice those who manipulate time for their own gain. In giving him sanctuary, she faces a terrible choice-condemn the man she loves and to whom she owes her life, or deny her deepest convictions by helping him escape and risk sharing his sentence.
Time’s Enemy is available in ebook and print at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Smashwords, and many other online retailers.
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Jennette’s book sounds fascinating. Thanks for the great interview, ladies! Best wishes to you both. 🙂
That sounds like a great book! Just added it to my to-read list. Nice interview, too!
Great interview ladies! Jennette’s books have interested me for some time now. I have the first one on my kindle just waiting. Hopefully I’ll get some time soon. There needs to be more time in the day, I need to require less sleep, etc. 🙂 I’m sure once I read it I’ll be hooked and will have to buy the second one then. That’s what good authors do. LOL
Alicia, thanks for having me here today! Sorry I wasn’t able to stop by earlier – busy day at work, and I wasn’t able to get on my phone.
August, thanks, and thanks for stopping by!
Marlene – thanks for checking it out – I hope you like it!
Debra – I can soooo relate! There are so many fantastic books by my writing friends. I hope you have a chance to try it soon!
And Alica, I just realized that I’ve been putting an extra “i” in your name for months! :facepalm: So go ahead and put that “a” in Jennette any time you want – I have it coming to me!
Definitely going to get this book. Will you autograph it for me Jennette, please?
Enjoyed the interview! I have wondered sometimes who drinks Mt. Dew. It’s VERY caffeinated. Of course, I have no room to speak with my 2+ Dr Peppers a day.
I love the idea of setting a book in prehistoric time in your own area. That must have been fascinating to put together. Thanks, Alica & Jennettte!
Oh yeah, and I even added an extra “t” to your name, Jennette. Oops. Sorry.
great interview ladies. can’t wait to read your book Jennette
What an awesome interview! Wow Alica, you sure know how to pull information out of your guests! I’m going to have to remember that. And Jennette, you have some imagination girl! This book is going on my tbr list. Thanks guys! 🙂
Wonderful interview! I loved what your daughter said about her school. Funny! I really enjoyed Time’s Enemy and can’t wait to read Time’s Fugitive. Hanger 18 sounds like a great read as well. So many great books, so little time. 🙂