Q&A Thursday with Jordan K. Rose

Today’s Q&A is with Author Jordan K. Rose!

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Hi Jenn. Thanks so much for having me on your blog today.
I’m looking forward to sharing a little about myself and meeting your blog
What is the worst
thing you’ve written, how did you learn or know it was bad, and what did you
learn from it?
Well, I think the worst thing I’ve ever written was the very
first draft of Perpetual Light. I’d never written anything before, just a few
term papers in high school and college– and I’ve been out of school for quite
a long time. I knew it wasn’t good, but I didn’t really know anything about
making it better. I attended my first writer’s conference a few weeks after
finishing that first draft and then edited like a maniac. I learned I needed a
thesaurus and that the reader needed to experience the story rather than be
told what was happening.
Why did you start
writing and when did you decide to go professional?
I started writing about three years ago after reading
several vampire stories, some romance, some horror. Right from day one I knew I
wanted to be published and to make writing my career so I always planned to be
published with the goal of making writing my full time career and not just
something I do early in the mornings and late at night and every free minute of
the weekends.
Do you write in more
than one genre? Which ones and which do you like the best?
I don’t really. Most everything I write is a romance, either
paranormal or urban fantasy. I’d love to write a horror novel someday, but for
now I’m very pleased with writing romance.
Do you read other
author’s books when you’re writing? If so, do you read the same genre or
something different?
I do read other author’s books when I write, though very
slowly because I don’t like to spend too much of my writing time reading. I
typically read in the same genre, mostly vampire stories, but I like any
subgenre of romance. As long as the story grabs me, I’ll read it. I love to
read a good horror novel, too.
What is the most
difficult part of the entire writing process for you? Queries, pitches,
editing. etc.
Time management. I’ve become fairly comfortable with
querying and pitching and I love to write and write and write. But managing my
time so that I’m able to write my current work and promote the one that’s being
released as well as promote myself as a writer is very challenging. Facebook
and Twitter can really waste a ton of time, if I’m not careful.
If you could have the
same type of career as any author currently publishing who would it be and why?
Hmm, this is an interesting question. I think Charlaine
Harris might be a very good answer. She writes series, which I like to do. She
sells tons of books, which I also like to do. Her books have been made into a
television series, which I’d love to have happen. She’s been able to tell a story
that’s grown and changed and introduced so many characters with intricate
stories interwoven into the heroine’s. It’s really fantastic.
 Fate is cruel.
Especially when the one you’ve sworn to love for all eternity, the very soul
who changed your destiny is the last person you should trust.
After more
than three hundred years of running, Lucia Dicomano must make a choice.
Forced to take
her place as a Pharo of Redemption, the divine slayer needs to master her
forgotten powers. Lucia turns to Vittorio, the one vampire she’s failed to
deliver from eternal damnation. But overcoming smoldering remnants of love,
lust and anger aren’t their only obstacles.
Samuel, who
may know Lucia better than she knows herself, hunts her with a fervor stoked by
a thousand years of vengeful hatred. His plan—capture and enslave the weakened
Pharo then take control of her elusive power. 
Can Lucia trust
Vittorio long enough to reclaim her powers? Or will she have no choice but to
kill him and battle Samuel alone?
Author Bio: After trying her
hand at many, many things- from crafting and art classes to cooking and sewing
classes to running her own handbag business, Jordan finally figured out how to
channel her creativity. With an active imagination and a little encouragement
from her husband she sat down and began to write, each night clicking away at
the keys with her black Labrador, Dino curled up under the desk.
A few short
years later she’s entered the publishing arena with no plans to ever turn back.
Jordan’s a member of Rhode Island Romance Writers, as well
as RWA National, and the New England (NEC), Connecticut, and Fantasy,
Futuristic and Paranormal (FFnP) Chapters.
Her first book, Perpetual Light, releases in February of
2012 from Crescent Moon Press.
Find Jordan on
her website at www.jordankrose.com
Follow her
tweets on https://twitter.com/#!/jordankrose 
Friend her on
Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/jordankrose

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