Welcome to Jennifer Loiske, who lives in Finland in the home of the Moomins, but don't let that fool you that all her stories are cutesy. Oh no, it's vampires and things that go bump in the night that excites this writer. And you'll be thrilled to know that her latest novel, Club Number Five, is currently on sale for 99c.
Read on to find out more about Jennifer
What is one of the most unusual things you have done in your life?
I once signed up to a dance school in Tanzania and I was supposed to live there as a dancer for four years, but then life happened and I skipped the whole project.
Wow, Jennifer, your path would have been completely different if you'd gone...
Who is your favourite character from your book and why?
Definitely Samantha Green. She is clever, goodhearted, sassy enough but not too much, and she can survive any weird situation.
What is the ideal recipe for a good novel?
It’s hooking from the start, making the characters believable and interesting, and that you can’t put it down until you’ve finished it. And even after that you find your thoughts wandering into it…
Give a one sentence synopsis of your novel:
A bit of a different vampire story, with a pinch of dry humour, sassy characters and a friendship that’s worth dying for.
You’ve been contacted by the Association of Libraries from the Alien Planet of Zaolia. They want to know the five most important novels in all of Earth’s history. Which five do you give them?
The Bible (yeah, I know it’s not a novel, BUT it is the most important book in all Earth’s history). A holy book that holds the keys for the wisdom of history, the present and what is yet to come in mankind.
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho. Philosophical journey of finding one’s destiny.
I'm with you there - I love the Alchemist and I've read most of his books. Amazing.
Jonathan Livingstone Seagull by Richard Bach. A great story about wisdom, acceptance and positive thinking.
The Brothers Lionheart by Astrid Lingren. A story about the beauty in death.
The Lord of The Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien. There are no words to describe this novel. It is so good.
What was the turning point in your life when you decided to start writing?
My daughter got a brain fever and never recovered from it. So I stayed home with her and obviously got too much spare time.
Jennifer's latest book is on sale for 99c!
Part One of the Immortal Blood Series
Samantha Green wanted nothing but to be normal, have a shallow life with smoking hot Jonathan Blake and an unforgettable senior year at Regents East High. But one morning she wakes up as a vampire. She has no idea who bit her or why. All she knows is she didn’t want it. Now her new life is full of secrets, deceit and fear, not to mention raw meatballs and red nectar that is definitely something else besides strawberry juice. Samantha tries to act normal. She pretends to like her mum’s chicken salad, goes to school and learns how to survive on her own, but what will she do when she comes across a devious conspiracy with strikingly fast hunters, secret clubs and mouth-wateringly gorgeous boys, and the only food she can catch is the wrist of her best friend, Kate Walker?
“Wow, Jennifer Loiske knows how to paint a scene! Club number Five is a fast paced, vividly written vampire story. As a reader, I started to care for the characters right away, especially Samantha and Kate. I worried for them, and cringed every time they were put into danger. I couldn’t help but keep reading. I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves a good vampire story. I can't wait for the sequel!” (Damien Richard, Amazon reviewer)
About the author
I live in Finland in Naantali, which is a small, sunny town on the southwest coast (mostly known as the Moomin Valley). I’m a pre-school teacher by profession, but I stayed home when my youngest daughter suffered brain fever, which developed into severe epilepsy in 2004. I guess that’s when I first considered starting writing again as I had to stay awake and monitor her while she was sleeping, and it can be really sleepy and boring when the house is quiet…
I’m a workaholic and I always have a lot of projects going on at the same time. I write articles for magazines and I’m part of the team that creates Epilepsy Finland Magazine. I love chips, cheesy teen movies (and series too!), books and animals, and I have a soft spot for the ones in need of a helping hand. A huge part of my royalties go to charity; mainly to help families with epileptic children, but also to the epilepsy units in hospitals.
How you can contact Jennifer
Thanks to Jennifer for visiting. Good luck to her with her books!
As for you, my readers, happy reading and writing to you! :)