My name is Jennifer Burrows. I typically go be Jen. I am married to my husband Craig and we have three boys Trever, Conner, and Jakey. We live in sunny San Diego. We have two dogs (Riley and Daisy), a desert tortoise (Yortoise), and too many fish to count. We have a house in Mammoth Lakes, California. We snowboard during the winter and hike during the summer.
2) How long have you been writing?
I’ve been writing all of my life. But, I just started working on writing novels about two years ago.
3) Do you have a favorite place to write?
I have an office in my home. I typically write there while my dogs nap on the futon in the room. Their snores help with my concentration. When I’m in Mammoth, I enjoy sitting on my sofa and looking out the window at the snowfall as I write. It’s very peaceful and relaxing.
4) Why did you decide to write A Shot in the Dark?
For years, I’ve been telling my co-workers I was going to write a book. I had so many stories in my head but never the time to get them down on paper. Last November, I quit my job so I could stay home with my kiddos. I needed something to do in which I felt good at. So, I wrote my first novel. And I thought it was only appropriate to incorporate my nursing career into the story line. You write what you know.
5) Who is your favorite character in your book and why?
My favorite character is Skyler. His personality reminds me a lot of my oldest son. Skyler is so witty and jovial. He makes me smile.
6) How about your least favorite character? What makes them less appealing to you?
My least favorite character is Skyler’s dad. I won’t say more about this because I don’t want to ruin any surprises. Let’s just say he is evil to the core.
7) Do you proofread/edit your own books or do you get someone to do that for you?
I do proofread and edit. I always go back through after I am done writing the story and edit it. Then, I start handing it off to others for proofreading and editing.
8) What do you like to do when you’re not writing?
I love going to the gym, kickboxing, snowboarding, running, hiking and pretty much anything outdoors. It gets the juices flowing and it allows me to clear my mind.
9) Do you read much and if so who are your favorite authors?
I read a ton. Some of my favorite authors as of late are Jamie McGuire, C.M Stunich, Samantha Young, Tarryn Fisher, Tiffany Reisez, Kylie Scott, and Aleatha Romig.
10) Was it hard to write the sex scene in your book?
Yes! I read naughty novels all of the time. I’m not embarrassed about reading them and I can certainly write them. But, when you know your parents are going to read what you wrote, it’s totally unnerving. My dad was blown away to say the least.