Interview with Author: Linda Mooney
It is a great pleasure to welcome Linda Mooney author of JEXX.
Welcome Linda to The Adventures of the Everyday Fangirl and thanks so much for taking the time out your busy schedule to help us get to know more about you and your stories better!
What does the title of this novel, series or set of stories signify?
JEXX is the name of Jelia and Kaxx when their bodies meld and become a single new entity, the one with enriched powers and energy.
What prompted you to write in this genre and who or what inspired you to?
I fell in love with the sci-fi genre with Podcayne of Mars, back when I was a kid. My first taste of adult sci-fi romance was Janette Taylor’s Moondust and Madness. Since then, I’ve had the passion to write in that genre.
What are the most important attributes to remaining sane as a writer and do your characters reflect some of these attributes?
You need a sense of humor, patience, the drive to finish what you start, imagination, and the belief in yourself that, although the book may not be everyone’s cup of tea, it was important enough for you to tell the story. Therefore the story has worth.
And, yes, I think my characters reflect some of those attributes.
What makes you laugh?
Snarky remarks. Comments that come from out of nowhere, but perfectly fit the situation.
What makes you cry?
When the hero or heroine feel they’ve lost all hope. When there’s an ultimate sacrifice. Deliciously happy endings.
What are you a fan of and is this reflected in your writing?
I want the heart of the story to be the budding romance between the main characters, but I don’t want the book to be all conflict between them (misunderstanding and constant verbal fighting). I want a plot that is unique to anything I’ve read before, and for there to be action and adventure, maybe some mystery, and a resolution where the H/H realize they were meant to be together for their own sake, as well as for the good of others.
Yes, these are definitely reflected in my stories.
Is there anything else you want to add about the story, series that has not already been mentioned?
Although JEXX is a standalone, I learned a long time ago never to say there won’t be a sequel, or even a series sprouting from it in the future.
What is the best way for readers to interact with you?
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Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/Linda-Mooney/e/B002BMES1W
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