Tuesday, July 14, 2015


A Michigander by birth, Jen McConnel now makes her home in the beautiful state of North Carolina. She writes NA, including the recently released Adventures Abroad series (Bloomsbury Spark), the award winning YA novel Beautiful Curse, and various other works. When she isn’t writing, she can be found on her yoga mat or wandering off on another adventure. Once upon a time, she was a middle school teacher, a librarian, and a bookseller, but those are stories for another time.

Now, let's get to know this badass a little better.

What is your favorite word?

What is your least favorite word?

What sound or noise do you love?
Wind chimes.
What sound or noise do you hate?
Styrofoam rubbing together.
What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
I used to want to be an Egyptologist (thanks, Indiana Jones!)
What profession would you not like to do?
Driving (racing, trucks, taxis, etc). I like to drive, but I’d hate to do it for a living!

What is your favorite color Popsicle?

Sprinklers or Slip N Slide?

Favorite John Hughes Movie?
Breakfast Club all the way.

Last song you listened to?
Something off the Taylor Swift 1989 album…I ❤ it!

What book do you wish you would have written because it’s just that good?
Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor, or American Gods by Neil Gaiman.

In one sentence or less, what does every aspiring-author need to know?
Drop the aspiring and write.


Now, check out DAUGHTER OF CHAOS which is included in the SPIRITS, SPELLS and SWOONS, OH MY! prize pack:

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There comes a time in every witch's life when she must choose her path. Darlena's friends have already chosen, so why is it so hard for her to make up her mind? Now, Darlena is out of time. Under pressure from Hecate, the queen of all witches, Darlena makes a rash decision to choose Red magic, a path no witch in her right mind would dare take. As a Red witch, she will be responsible for chaos and mayhem, drawing her deep into darkness. Will the power of Red magic prove too much for Darlena, or will she learn to control it before it's too late?

Beware the witch who wields Red magic…and remember that the gods of chaos cannot be trusted.

Jen loves connecting with her readers, so stalk her on Twitter, Pinterest, Facebook, her blog or website, and be sure to add her books to your Goodreads list. 


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*Many thanks to James Lipton for letting me steal sharing his awesome interview questions*