This week it is my pleasure to interview Jennifer Rayes. Would you please introduce yourself to my readers and share something about your life.
I’ve always had a passion for writing and have been writing for as long as I can remember. Started with lyrics, then moved to poetry, and eventually novels.
When did you write your first book and how did it come about?
I wrote my first book in 2013. I just started writing it, then one chapter led to the next, and I had a novel.
Do you always write in the same genre or do you mix it up?
Currently, it’s the same genre because I am working on a series.
When you write, do you start with an idea and sit down and let it evolve, or do you make notes and collect ideas on paper beforehand?
Both. I usually have to actually start writing for the idea to evolve, but when I get inspired doing other things, I note down the idea in a few words to use later.
What do you do when you are not writing or reading?
I graduated in Chemical Engineering, so I do that as a full-time job. Other than that, I enjoy spending time with my dog and friends. I also practice boxing and muay thai.
What is the biggest factor for you when selecting a book to read?
It has to hook me when I start reading. If I feel like it’s taking too long to evolve, or that I’m not connecting with the writing style or characters, I won’t be able to continue.
Do you have your own website?
Are you working on a new book at the moment?
Yes. Book 3 in the Intricate Series.