Monday, December 7, 2015

Interview with Jennifer Ott, Author of Desperate Moon

Inspiration comes from watching way too much Monty Python. The abstract and the absurd way of looking at normal life, not only offers humor, but questions many problems in society in a light-hearted manner. If we can laugh at ourselves, if we can laugh at life, problems do not seem quite so difficult to tackle.  In fact, problems are not as complicated as they seem; everything is very simple. If you can laugh at it, write about it and read about it, most likely one would think about it.

Author Jennifer Ott has written several satire fiction, Wild Horses, The Tourist and two non-fiction books Love and Handicapping and Ooh Baby Compound Me! She recently published, Serenidipidus and Edge of Civilization. She also is the host of the SuperJenius Internet Radio show on Artist First radio Network.

Jennifer Ott lives in Long Beach, California, enjoys the sun, the sand, the surf and lots of Mexican food.

Jennifer’s latest book is the Victorian era historical romance, Desperate Moon.

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Where did you grow up?

I grew in Pennsylvania

What is your fondest childhood memory?

Camping with my family.

What is this book about?

This book is the story a female vampire who lived for 600 years experiencing many historical events. Through the centuries she married men of wealth and prestige to give her security and shelter, until one day she meets and becomes infatuated with an ambitious scientist who aims to find a remedy for her vampire condition.

What inspired you to write it?

I had a crush on a dark and soulful German painter. Also at the time my favorite song was “Possession” by Sarah McLachlan. The lyrics of the song inspired the book.

Who is your biggest supporter?

My father. He reads everything I write and also helps me when I am blocked.

Are you a member of a critique group? If no, who provides feedback on your work?

No. I have beta readers who help provide feedback.

Who is your favorite author?

John Steinbeck and Milan Kundera.

Where can readers purchase a copy of your book?

On Amazon -

I post excerpts to all my books on my website at

What is one piece of advice you would like to share with aspiring authors everywhere?

Learn how to take criticism. Some of it you will learn from and some of it you will learn to ignore.

What is up next for you?

Desperate Moon wasn’t written to be a series, yet I can see second book.

Is there anything you would like to add?

Thank you.

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