Author Interview with Amanda Quick aka Jayne Ann Krentz
Author I draw inspiration from: Anne McCaffrey. Her futuristic romance, RESTOREE changed my life.
Favorite place to read a book: Airplanes (minimal interruptions)
Book character I’d like to be stuck in an elevator with: No book character would want to be stuck with me in an elevator. One word: claustrophobia.
The moment I knew I wanted to become an author: I was in my early twenties when I suddenly decided that I wanted to tell a story my way. I didn't think I could write better than the authors I was reading -- just had to explore my own core story. Every author has one.
Hardback, paperback, ebook or audiobook: Hardback. The print is too small in paperbacks and reading on an ereader makes me anxious -- probably because I work on a computer all day.
The last book I read: Christina Dodd's WHAT DOESN'T KILL HER. Very cool suspense. The heroine has been a little different ever since she took that gunshot wound to the head.
Pen & paper or computer: Computer. It's the only way my fingers can keep up with my thoughts.
Book character I think I’d be best friends with: Veronica Speedwell from Deanna Raybourn's mystery series. The latest title is A DANGEROUS COLLABORATION. The setting is Late Victorian but Veronica is definitely not your grandmother's Victorian lady. She's got a skillset that includes an expertise in knife throwing. She's also got a healthy libido.
If I wasn’t an author, I’d be an: Unpublished author. I'm afraid that the writing is something of an addiction. Couldn't stop if I tried.
Favorite decade in fashion history: 1930s
Place I’d most like to travel: Antarctica.
My signature drink: Red wine.
Favorite artist: Gabriele at Murphyties.com. She's a Pacific Northwest artist who makes spectacular silk scarves -- wearable art. I own a dozen.
Number one on my bucket list: I'm an optimist by nature so I don't think in terms of a bucket list. Sounds much too final.