Wednesday, December 9, 2015

20 Questions with Jennifer Ott, author of 'Desperate Moon'



We're pleased to have Jennifer Ott, author of the historical romance, Desperate Moon, here with us today!



1. Are you a morning writer or a night writer?

Jennifer - Morning. I get up early and spend an hour or so writing at a coffee shop before work.

2. Do you outline or are you a pantster?

Jennifer - Both. I studied screenwriting, so I do a basic outline with the introducing, inciting incident,  the second act, plot twists, crisis, final resolution and end. In between, I let it flow naturally.

3. Which comes first – plot or character?

Jennifer - Both. The character’s motivation and choices determines the plot.

4. Noise or quiet when working on your manuscript?

Jennifer - background white noise. I usually have the television on.

5. Favorite TV show?

Jennifer - Law and Order SVU and Monty Python. I can  watch reruns of them all day long.

6. Favorite type of music?

Jennifer - Rock. I love 60’s and 70’s music.

7. Favorite craft besides writing?

Jennifer - Photography

8. Do you play a musical instrument?

Jennifer- No.

9. Single or married?

Jennifer - Single

10. Children or no?

Jennifer - No

11. Pets?

Jennifer - not currently.

12. Favorite place to write?

Jennifer  - coffee shop. I do my best writing in public.

13. Favorite restaurant?

Jennifer - Sevilla Cafe in Long Beach. They are an Argentinian restaurant that has the best empanadas and sangria.

14. Do you work outside the home?

Jennifer - Yes. I do some contract writing at home, but I work as a product developer in the garment industry.

15. What was the name of the last movie you saw?

Jennifer - I can’t remember the last time I’ve been to the theater.

16. Favorite outdoor activity?

Jennifer - gardening.

17. Pet peeve?

Jennifer - Gossip and judgement.

18. Your goal in life?

Jennifer - to find happiness in everything I do, whether it is writing and publishing or book, working at my job or spending time with friend and family.

19. Your most exciting moment?

Jennifer - I would say traveling to Asia (Thailand, Singapore and China) by myself for work. It was terrifying as well as an adventure.

20. The love of your life?

Jennifer - I fell in love a long time ago, yet the relationship never worked out. I would say him, but in all those years I realized the love of my life is me.

About the Author


Inspiration comes from watching way too much Monty Python. The abstract and the absurd way of looking at normal life, not only offers humor, but questions many problems in society in a light-hearted manner. If we can laugh at ourselves, if we can laugh at life, problems do not seem quite so difficult to tackle.  In fact, problems are not as complicated as they seem; everything is very simple. If you can laugh at it, write about it and read about it, most likely one would think about it.

Author Jennifer Ott has written several satire fiction, Wild Horses, The Tourist and two non-fiction books Love and Handicapping and Ooh Baby Compound Me! She recently published, Serenidipidus and Edge of Civilization. She also is the host of the SuperJenius Internet Radio show on Artist First radio Network.

Jennifer Ott lives in Long Beach, California, enjoys the sun, the sand, the surf and lots of Mexican food.

Jennifer’s latest book is the Victorian era historical romance, Desperate Moon.

For More Information
About the Book:

Title: DESPERATE MOON
Author: Jennifer Ott
Publisher: Independent
Pages: 390
Genre: Victorian Era Historical Romance

A thought-provoking take on the vampire mythos that makes you consider how the natural-spiritual and scientific worlds might intersect.

For six hundred years, vampire Katerina Vaduva roamed Europe witnessing civilization’s altering events—knights on crusade, the suffering of plague, enlightening of the humanist movement, among others. Throughout her years and separated from the normal human condition, she gained knowledge, riches and personal power the greatest kings and mightiest leaders failed to acquire.

During the latter half of the 19th century, while married to a Prussian Colonel, Katerina meets and falls passionately in love with a young ambitious scientist who desires to understand her condition and the life she had lived. He wants more than to possess her body, but her heart, her mind and her soul. It is for him, she would risk everything. True desire is not just a physical matter; it is in the mind and the heart of your lover.

For More Information

  • Desperate Moon is available at Amazon.
  • Discuss this book at PUYB Virtual Book Club at Goodreads.

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