Tuesday, 10 September 2013

This week's author spotlight goes to:

        Meet this weeks author spotlight:

Jessica Lane Shakespeare

Hello friends and followers. In today's spotlight we are featuring Jessica Lane Shakespeare. Here's some information on her that you might find intriguing. I know I did!

The basics are:

Name: Jessica Lane.
D.O.B: April 14th, 1986
She is orginally from Salt Lake City, Utah.
Her very proud parent's are: Thor and Cindy Johnson and Walter and Jenny Ramirez. Her father is from Peru. She is one of seven children and her siblings are as follows: Jaden, Michell, Chelsey, Alex, Nathan, Jacob, and an unknown sibling on the way.
Jessica during her educational career attended Dixie State College and is currently attending Beautiful You. She hopes to recieve her nail artist licence, and is also atttending RPM makeup academy where she is working on her makeup artist certificate.
She has two pugs and three cats. (Two of which are rescued) Their names are: (pugs) Bubbles and Buddy. The cats are: Niggles, Kiddy, and Kitten.
Her hobbies include the following: Reading, writing, camping, Bbqing, watching movies, listening to music, traveling, nail art, and makeup.
Interesting facts that not many people know about Jessica is: She's had four open heart surgeries since the day she was born. She was a vegetarian for two years, she's learning Japenese, and Korean at the moment. She also squishes bananas and mints down because she says they taste better that way. 
Her guilty pleasures are: watching Kdramas (Korean tv shows), listening to Kpop ( her favorite band is Beast)

When she was asked who inspired her the most she found this to be tricky but did go on to inform me that her favorite authors are: Ann Rice, Stephen King, R.L Stine, Nora Roberts, J.R.R Tolkien, and J.K. Rowling. Her favorite part of being an author is the ability to bring her characters to life. She loves her characters as if they were actually real people. She even tends to actually use names of people that she is related to and even the maiden name of her mother which is Callahan. The current series she is working on she does believe that people might think she has just thrown the characters together randomly but this isn't the case. She has published a series of books called the three brother prophecy which shows how her characters are connected one way or another...she currently has three of the books written up. When it comes to writing Jessica perfers the old fashion way and that is the notebook and pen. She says that even though it would be easier to do it by just typing it up but she has this weird idea or OCD idea if you will that if she puts down her notebook and pen and walks away from her work that when she comes back to it and puts a different pen to the paper that it gives her a refreshed sense of ideas to work with. It helps her to do it this way and she says it's never a boring minute during the writing process. When she is writing she tends to listen to various bands including Korn, Disturbed, Rob Zombie etc. But because she has been working and attending night school she feels that her writing is not getting the attention that it needs. Hopefully she will be able to change this once her schooling is finished which should be around November this year. She also admits that she uses writing theraputically which means that she can use it to let go of stress and to block out all that is bad in her world. 

Her least favorite thing of all time is editing...she hates it because it's such an ongoing process for her. The reason it's always an ongoing process is she is extremely close to her books and knows them like the back of her hand. Just like any other author Jessica tends to read her work and over look the grammar and the flaws. This is why she chose to use a professional editor. At the moment her book is currently free to download to the public. Jessica admits that when she was in elementary school and even middle school reading and writing were among her least favorite things to do. This was because she was slow to learn to do both. It wasnt until after sixth grade and a run in with some girls who made fun of her that she delved further into it. That was when her and her bestfriend Geni started writing their first horror stories. Even though her writing style has changed a great deal she still believes that she would love to try to write her first horror novel later down the line. 

You can find Jessica on Google, Where Writers and Authors Meet, on Facebook and other outlets if you wish to find out more about her.

Thanks for reading folks and have a great day!