- Tell us a little bit about yourself.
I am a wife and mother of three. My kids and husband keep me really busy so fitting in writing and marketing is always a challenge. When I am not writing, I am reading in what little spare time I have.
- When did you first start writing?
I discovered I loved writing when I was assigned a ten page paper on Jack the Ripper in high school. At first I hated having to do it, but the further I got into it, the more I enjoyed it. Soon after I wrote my first story, which I gave to a friend as a gift. After that writing a book and getting published became my dream.
- What inspires you to write?
Many things. Writing is not just a job to me, it’s so much more. I want to provide for my family but also there is a deep satisfaction in accomplishing something that I set out to do. I decided I was going to write an awesome book and publish it. The feeling you get when you hold your book in your hands for the first time is indescribable.
- Tell us about your latest release.
My debut novel, Core of Steel released on Friday, October 16th. It is the first in a series that follows Steep Corps, an elite special operations military unit. Staff Sergeant Bea “Mic” Michaels leads them on a mission in Columbia to take out a drug cartel.
- What are you currently reading?
Currently I am reading Indian Hill 4, by Mark Tufo. I also avidly follow his Zombie Fallout series.
- If you had a super power what would it be and why?
This is a fantastic question! I’m torn between being Mrs. Iron Man (no super powers but he’s crazy smart and has very cool toys) or mind reading/telepathy. (Great answers! – DMK)
- If you could have dinner with anyone (real or fictional) who would you choose?
Do I have to choose only one? Mike Rowe or Mark Tufo.
- What are you currently working on?
I am working on the second book in my Steel Corps series, called Hardened by Steel.
- How can readers connect with you?
I have several ways be contacted, my Facebook page, www.facebook.com/jbhavens, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org , or my website, www.jbhavens.weebly.com
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