Today I’m interviewing author, Elizabeth Jeannel as part of the blog tour for her upcoming novel The Travelers.
Tell me a bit about yourself, your hobbies, likes and dislikes.
Apart from writing, I am also in a band. I am also a photographer, which lately is how I am supporting my writing career. I love comic books, and I own too many movies for my own good. Nature is really important to me, so all of the products in my house are natural, green options.
How did you get into writing?
My parents met in college, and they are both English majors. I guess you could say I was born a writer, but I really found my love for writing in the sixth grade. I had a teacher who put writing prompts up on the board and had us just write whatever we wanted as long as it started with that sentence. She never made us read them unless we wanted to, and she gave us a grade for writing something, not the quality of the writing. She made everyone feel like writing wasn’t always this difficult thing you had to do for class. She made it fun.
Did you choose the genre you write in or do your stories lead you?
I honestly think the stories lead me. I have another novel that I am working on that is more of a general fiction story, but I honestly enjoy reading the genre in which I write, so writing in this genre is really easy for me.
Give me all the wonderful facts about when I can get a copy and where?
You can get a copy through Amazon or Createspace, as my book was self-published. Simply google search The Travelers by Elizabeth Jeannel, and it should be at the top of the list.
How did you come up with the idea for this book?
One night, I had this really awful nightmare, and for days I couldn’t get the dream out of my head. I kept imagining how the dream would have ended, and from there I developed a story plot. Obviously, the story has changed quite a bit, otherwise it would be more horror and less romance, but originally it wasn’t so pleasant.
Who is your favourite character in this story and why?
Will you tell the readers your favourite scene, if you can without giving away too much information?
When Alex wakes up near the end is probably my favourite. I won’t say anything further because it will give it away, but anyone who reads the story will know what I’m talking about once they get there.
About the Book
Title: The Travelers
Author: Elizabeth Jeannel
Genre: Paranormal Romance
The town Alex calls home has always felt safe to her, until
three girls her age are found dead. When Alex’s father forces her mother to skip town with him, possibly for good, they leave Alex behind to fend for herself and unfold years of lies they have built her life upon. Jaze, who has been invisible by her side for months, appears just in time to eliminate any normality that remained in her life. He’s tall, dark and terrifying, though that wasn’t his intent. Just as Jaze is earning Alex’s trust, the Council, a feared and powerful group of leaders from his world, orders him to protect her with his life.
Jaze quickly becomes torn between his duty and his love for Alex. When her real memories of her childhood return, Alex tumbles head first into Jaze’s strange world and into his arms. While Jaze soon finds that Alex may not be the ordinary girl he had originally assumed her to be. Together the two of them discover that sometimes love and simplicity aren’t always options in life.
Okay, I’m actually kidding, but while you’re here, there are a few things about me for those who don’t know. I am currently a 911 dispatcher for a local county in Southwest Missouri. I spend my days with my girlfriend, my cat (shown left), and my leopard gecko. Writing has been a dream of mine since I first developed a love of reading; I’m guessing around the age of ten. With both of my parents being English majors, it was hard to ignore the call of the word world. So, here we are, nearly a decade later, and I’m finally reaching for the dream half of my life in the making.
To all of my friends and my family who have been by my side through this journey, thank you for your support. And to you reading this now, thank you for taking the time from your day. If you have big dreams, remember you can do anything with determination and a whole lot of guts. I hope I can inspire others the way that other authors have inspired me with not just my writing, but with life itself.