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Jaden Sinclair

 

When Jaden Sinclair re-released her Shifter books I knew that I had to read them. And once I read them I wanted the scoop on what Jaden was working on! She was nice enough to sit down with me and share her thoughts.

When you start writing, do you already have the story plotted out or do you let the characters dictate what will happen?

I never plot a story out.  They talk, I write and it all comes together later on in the story.  Now if I'm working on a series then thereís a pretty good chance after the first one or second a plot has formed for them all, but not always.

 

Do you draw inspiration for your characters from real life?

Sometimes. Sometimes I will name a character after someone I know, or sometimes I made a bad character from someone I don't like.  I'll give you an example.  My ex-sister in law is a bad guy in one of my new books.  Couldn't resist it.

 

Any fun stories you could share?

Not really lol, I'm kind of boring in my corner with the computer.

 

Name one thing that your readers would be surprised to know about you.

Hmm, that's a good one. Well how about I knit when I get real stuck with a scene.

 

Do you have a guilty pleasure?

I snack too much!

 

What do you need before you start writing?

More time and a muse that will let me get one book done at a time! 

 

Anything that is just a must have or the creative juice donít flow?

Nope.

 

Does music influence your writing?

Yes, very much.

 

If so, do any of your stories have a theme song?

I don't have anything specific. Many different songs works for different things. I have stuff when I need something sad to come out, sexy for those hot scenes, up beat for fighting, and sometimes I can just hear a song on the radio and it triggers something.

 

If your story was optioned for a movie, who would play your characters?

The only one I can think of is Billy Writh for Dedrick. Love him in lost boys and red shoe diaries. YUM! Lol.  Think I mold a few of my guys from him.

 

Where were you when you got your first contract?

I was at home having my usual doubts about being good enough. See I have wanted to be an author for so long and was going nuts with the wait to hear back on the submission.  I still do that now!  

 

Who did you tell first?

My husband. He has been very supportive about this and knows itís my dream. I'm very lucky to be able to stay home and write.

 

What are you currently working on?

I think it would be easier to ask what I'm NOT working on. There isnít a one book at a time for me. I usually do work on many at the same time.  So to answer that, I would have to list them. Lol, ready?
Shifter 5
A vampire series
New sci-fi series
And a little on the next Captive book.
(a lot huh)

 

Where can readers find The Shifter Series?

They are all listed on my web site. www.jadensinclair.com and at www.amirapress.com

 

Any other tidbits about upcoming Shifters you would like to share?

Just that what you think you might know probably isn't it. If you haven't figured it out by now I love to put a twist in a book that you don't usually see and I haven't stopped yet. There is a hint in Dedrick's Taming that isn't what you think.  More is hinted in The Prowling and it all comes out in book 5. I know I might be a little confusing there, but trust me.  I don't think you will see this twist coming.

 

Although you know how much I love your Shifters, Adrian is my favorite LOL, would you care to tell us a little about your other books?

Well I have a few out I guess..lol Lets' see, there is a 3 book Pluto series.  Interplanetary Passion, Outerplantary Sensation and Solar Seduction.  They are all about Pluto men who are matched up with Earth girls and discover a plot to break a treaty between Earth and Pluto

I also have a 2 book series, SETH and SHILO, that are about two computer programs bound to be free and live as humans.  Book one is finished and trying to work on book 2.

 

Is there one, besides the Shifters, that is your particular favorite?

Believe it or not, I really don't have one favorite book. I'm sort of my worst enemy when it comes to my writing, so I never really say one is a favorite.

 

Also, I know you and I have talked about it and you know I love the way you've reworked the Shifters. What inspired you to go back and rewrite them?

It was time with the rewrites of the shifters.  Since the first one has come out I have learned so much with my writing. It was time to use what I've learned with the books that I'm better known for. 

 

Do you have a book where you see the Shifter series definitely ending? Or are you open to more?

Right now I see them ending with book 7.

Now that's not to say there couldn't be another set started.  After all Adrian does have a few kids...lol.. But right now it's not planned.

Like I said before, I never plot a book or series, so I never know where they are going.  So I suppose I could be open for more. 

 

 

     

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