She was such a strong character in the first book that it was almost painful to see her weakness at the beginning of this one.
We sat down (virtually speaking) with Jess to talk about her craft and her new book. Oddly enough, while I’ve never been a “candy and flowers” kind of girl–give me something practical, any day–I love a good love story. Sure, I think every kid has those moments when you think, “I don’t belong with this crazy family!But it was fun to write a book about a girl who gets the best of both worlds: The loving, off-beat mortals who raised her and the exciting vampire clan who claims her, too. In terms of another complete book, there’s nothing planned right now–although I have lots of ideas. However, even if there isn’t another published novel, I do plan to at least write a second smaller continuation on my website–another free installment, like the chapters that tell the story of Jess and Lucius’s wedding. I sit down at my computer with a cup of coffee at 9 a.m. What’s the worst piece of writing advice you’ve ever received?I like having a way of saying “thank you” to everyone who’s supported the books. and start writing, then grab lunch and a Diet Coke at about , followed by more writing until , when my kids get off the school bus. That’s definitely my husband’s repeated suggestion that I write a book about a school/summer camp/insert-other-random-location-here that’s located above a “secret Indian burial ground.” He comes up with this plot idea about once a year. ” Meaning, in a vault I’ll never touch–unless I get a job writing for Scooby-Doo!Trying to guide someone through the labyrinth of vampire deluge can be a harrowing experience for all.Still, there is, without a doubt, a place for every type of book and that includes the two fanged variety, even in this post twilight age we live in.