This is the first post in a new monthly series giving the mic to our authors. Jeanne G'Fellers is the author of the recently-released Surrogate. Check out Jeanne's interview, and then go check out the book!
How and why did you chose your genre?
Writing Sci-Fi came naturally to me. I spent my early childhood watching the original Star Trek television series with my father, our bookshelves were filled with Sci-Fi and Fantasy novels, and my mother is a librarian so I spent my young summers in the school library she ran. Nonfiction works, specifically science books and encyclopedias, were my most frequent reads.
Tell us a little about any upcoming projects.
Novel two in the Surrogate series, Hunted, has passed through my beta readers and is in the hands of the best editor I know. I hope to see it released next year. I’ve completed the initial draft of novel three, Traditions, and novel four, still unnamed, is in rough draft status. I’m also toying with a new LGBT Sci-Fi novel, possibly a new series, but more on that when I know more.
Have you ever been to a writing conference? If so, how was it? If not, is there one you want to attend?
I’ve attended GCLS conference once and been to the Lammy Awards once as well, both times because I was nominated. I haven’t attended a conference since primarily because of health issues. There’s a lot going on at conferences, so I’ll exhaust myself to the point of illness trying to keep up. This means my online presence is ever-evolving.
Do you have any body art?
Four tattoos. I’d be covered with art if money wasn’t an obstacle. Tattoos are, just as they say, addicting.
What’s on your playlist?
Anything from Celtic to Death Metal, depending on my mood. “Under the Violet Moon” by Blackmore’s Night is currently streaming through my headphones.
What’s one of your hobbies?
I have a minor in Art and like pencil/ pen and ink the best.