Interview with author Janice Spina

A special ‘thank you’ to my wonderful host, Rhonda Patton, for featuring me on her lovely blog. It was a pleasure to spend time with her and her readers.

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Thank you so much for the opportunity to be featured on your lovely blog/website, Rhonda.

What would you say is your most interesting writing quirk?

I guess it would have to be that I don’t do an outline before I begin to write. I let my fingers do the typing. As long as I have a title, I can write a story with the help of my muse (my characters) who tell me where the story is going. They don’t tell me though how the story will end until it does. They pop up out of nowhere. I never know how many characters there will be. They push and shove their way into the tale.

This has happened in my newest fantasy series. There myriad characters are increasing with each volume making this into an epic series.

What does success mean to you? What is the definition of success?


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About jjspina

Janice is an multi-award-winning author with 41 books: 20 children's books for PS-Gr 4, 12 middle-grade/preteen, two young adult books, written under Janice Spina, and 6 novels, and a short story collection written under J.E. Spina. She is also a writer of poetry, blogger, avid reader, reviewer and a copy editor. Janice has always loved writing and started very young writing poetry, then stories. Her books have received 33 Book Awards and a few finalists awards. All Janice's books are available on, Kindle, B&N and other online book sites. One of her sports' poems was published in The Lawrence Eagle Tribune in October of 2008. She is currently working on book 3 of a YA fantasy series an and book 2 in an angel series. There will be six books in all in this series. She hopes to work on a series of four books in a crime/mystery genre that will be offsprings of her thriller, Hunting Mariah. There are books in the works about a dog for ages YA. Her hobbies are crocheting, sewing, walking to keep fit, hula hooping, tap dancing, going to the movies with her husband, and spending time with her five grandchildren. Janice loves to hear from readers and appreciates reviews. Sign up on her blog for a copy of her newsletters under Contact Me. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband who is her illustrator and cover creator.
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8 Responses to Interview with author Janice Spina

  1. Heading over to check out your interview.

  2. Darlene says:

    I love how you let your fingers do the writing. I tend to write the same. I wish I could do an outline first but it just doesn’t work for me.

  3. Wonderful, Janice, I’m going over to read.

  4. Jan Sikes says:

    Congrats, Janice. Heading Over!

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