Author Interview: Veiled Virtues by Jan Fisher-Wade

Welcome to Author Jan Fischer-Wade.

Jan Fischer Wade is an attorney (please don’t hold that against her!) and author from the Lincoln, Nebraska vicinity. Jan also owns KidStock Consignment, a seasonal consignment sale in Beatrice, Nebraska. She and her husband, Scott, have two children and two Irish Setters, so life at home is very rambunctious.


Night owl, or early bird?
I am definitely a night owl! While writing Veiled Virtues, I would write after the kids would go to bed until at least 11pm. With that book, I actually wrote long hand on paper and then transcribed it later to my computer. I am definitely not an early bird, and love sleeping in on the weekends!

If you had 24 hours alone how would you spend it? 
Sleeping and writing!
Please tell us in one sentence only, why we should read your book. 
Modern day English knights are just plain all-around hot – ‘nuff said!

Any other books in the works? 
I am hard at work finishing the sequel to Veiled Virtues with a working title of Latent Legacy. It continues the characters’ journeys and delves a bit deeper into the dark side.
Is there a song you could list as the theme song for your book or any of your characters?  
Music influenced my writing a LOT. Here are some of the songs I would listen to for inspiration while working on various parts of the book:
Metallica – Hero of the Day – Theme song for the Rosetta Guard
Rob Zombie – Feel so Numb – Theme for the sparring / fighting in the book
Nickelback – Burn It To the Ground – Theme for the Brotherhood of Cerberus
Twilight SoundTrack – Tremble for My Beloved (Collective Soul) – Protecting Paige
If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be?  
I would love to live in the countryside of England! I’ve been there twice, and fell in love with the history, culture and people.

What is your favorite Quote? 
“Fake it ‘til you make it.” I’m not sure who first said it, but it was my sister’s mantra while she went through grad school. I found it very fitting for my debut novel!

What’s the craziest writing idea you’ve had?  
That my character would give birth to the second Christ and he’d be named JC2.  This totally never materialized, but my husband and I still laugh about it.

Hidden talent? 
I can name, from memory, all 50 states in alphabetical order in less than 30 seconds.  Do you want to know how I did it? Sorry, can’t tell. If I told you, well, then I’d have to…get a new unique talent!

What was your favorite children’s book? 
A Fish Out of Water and all the Richard Scarry books.

Coincidentally, it was “Fish” growing up! A lot of friends still call me that and was based on my last name.

Veiled Virtues

When Paige Stewart left America to house-sit in England, her only thoughts were to get away from her controlling mother and to have fun. Little did she know that her working holiday would turn into a battle between good and evil, or that she would be the epicenter of that battle. She certainly didn’t expect to be swept off her feet by a modern-day English knight. But when blood appeared on her keyboard and she discovered her childhood scars bleeding, her holiday took a turn for the eerie and dangerous, and when she ventured into the metaphysical shop run by Nathaniel Brightmore, she found much more than tarot cards and crystals.