The Daughters Of Lilith by Jennifer Quintenz – Author Interview

Author Jennifer QuintenzJenn

I grew up in Albuquerque, New Mexico. My childhood hobbies included writing and illustrating stories, and by the time I left for college I had a stack of hand-made books over two feet tall.

At UNC-Chapel Hill I majored in English and studio art, but spent most of my time in the Lab! – UNC’s awesome and prolific black-box theater. After college I moved to Los Angeles and earned my MFA in film and television production from USC.

I have worked as a television writer, author, and graphic novelist. I’ve written for Twentieth Television, Intrepid Pictures, and Archaia Studios Press. I currently live in Los Angeles with my husband, son, and two wily cats.

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Interview

1) If you could invite any 5 people to dinner who would you choose?
Tom Stoppard, Joss Whedon, Sigourney Weaver, Nathan Fillion, Felicia Day
2) If you were stranded on a desert island what 3 things would you want with you?
Um… A gorgeous seaside cottage, the internet, my laptop.  Does that count?
3) What is one book everyone should read?
“Ender’s Game” by Orson Scott Card.
“Silver Metal Lover” by Tanith Lee is another one.
4) If you could have any superpower what would you choose?
Flight.  Absolutely flight.
5) What’s one piece of advice you would give aspiring authors?
Write.  I know that sounds flippant, but it’s the most important thing.  Lots of people talk about writing.  Writers write.  And don’t be afraid to write total crap – that’s a hugely important part of the process.  Embrace the crap!  It gives you the raw material you need in order to write something awesome.
6) What was your favorite children’s book?
“From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler,” “Sideways Stories From Wayside School,” “Dragon’s Blood,” “Ender’s Game” (okay I get that this one might not qualify but I read it first when I was 12 and lo-ooo-ved it), “Earthsea Trilogy,”
7) How do you react to a bad review?
Try not to read it.  Fail.  Read it.  Feel hurt.  Feel angry.  Take a break.  Read it to see if there’s any merit / anything to be learned.  Obsess.  Try my best to forget all but the *helpful* stuff it says.  Fail.  Sulk.  Lick My Wounds.  Move on.
8) Which authors have influenced you most and how?
James Cameron – he showed me stories about strong women who could save themselves.
Joss Whedon – he showed me stories about strong (and complicated) women (and men) – and the power of consequences.  Oh, consequences…
Tanith Lee – I continue to aspire to write the kind of relationship she masterfully crafted in “Silver Metal Lover”
9) If someone wrote a book about your life, what would the title be?
“Hurry Up And Wait”
10) Write a Haiku about your book
Little demon girl,
Before you there is a choice.
In your hands, the world.

 

thrallThrall

Braedyn is a normal girl just trying to survive high school with her two devoted friends, Royal and Cassie. Together they’re doing a pretty good job of shrugging off the slings and arrows cast their way by the popular crowd when a new boy, Lucas, moves into the house next door. Suddenly Braedyn finds herself falling in love for the first time.

But as her sixteenth birthday approaches, Braedyn discovers humankind is at war with the Lilitu, an ancient race of enticing demons that prey on human souls. Her father is a member of the Guard fighting against the Lilitu – and so are the new neighbors, including her crush, Lucas.

As her world starts to unravel at the seams, Braedyn learns the right answers aren’t always clear or easy. And as for “good” and “evil” – it all depends on how we choose to act.

Inspired by the ancient Mesopotamian myths of Lilith and her offspring, Thrall explores first love, strong friendships, and taking on adult responsibilities against the backdrop of powerful supernatural forces and life-and-death stakes.

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Incubus

Braedyn Murphy used to think nothing important ever happened in her sleepy town of Puerto Escondido. But that was before she learned she was a descendent of Lilith, the mother of all demons. Now Braedyn fights to protect humanity from the Lilitu – the beautiful, souls-stealing daughters of Lilith.

As she fights the Lilitu, Braedyn must also fight her growing love for her boyfriend Lucas – because even a simple kiss could end his life. Their only ray of hope is an angel’s offer to make Braedyn human, but it’s an offer she can’t accept until the world is safe from the Lilitu.

Braedyn knows she’s a key player in this ancient war… but she’s not ready to believe she just might be humanity’s best hope of surviving the final battle for Earth.

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