Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Interview with Author Jane Firebaugh

Jane FirebaughGlen, New Hampshire

Good morning, Jane, and welcome to Vision and Verse, the Place for Art and Authors. Tell us what you've written?
Antiques & Avarice, Book One of the White Mountains Romantic Mysteries series, and I’m just over 2/3 done with Book Two in this series.

I love your cover! What is your favorite genre to write?
Cozy Romantic Mystery

Favorite food.
Cheese Pizza & Chocolate, though not necessarily in that order.

Tea or coffee?

Pizza or ice cream?

Me, too, Jane. Ice cream gives me heartburn. 

Where would you like to visit?

Do you listen to music when you write?
No, I hum

Hmm? What?
Whichever song happens to be stuck in my head at the moment.

What makes you laugh?
Animals and kids. They are so cute and funny.

Favorite work of art or sculpture.
I love Starry Night by Van Gogh, but also there is a soapstone carving of a dancing bear that I have by an Inuit artist that is so beautiful and feels amazing to touch as well.

How old were you when you started writing?
I started writing little stories and poems when I was around nine.

Describe your perfect evening.
I would be sitting at my little desk writing with the wood stove going and snow falling outside the window, dogs curled up on the couch.

Where do you get your inspiration?
From life and sometimes I think I get it from my characters.

What do you do when you get a writer's block?
I walk around and look at scenery, except at night, then I try to moon gaze. It clears my mind of the chaos.

Favorite musical artist or group?
Peter, Paul, and Mary

Who is your favorite author?
Right now, JK Rowling, but there are so many that I love.

Best book you ever read.
Oh my, that’s way too hard. I loved The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley. All the Harry Potter books, many of the Classics.

Last book you read.
The Witching Hour by Julie Sarff

I haven't read that one, but someone else mentioned it to me. I'll add it to my list, along with Antiques & Avarice. What would you do for a living if you weren’t a writer?
Design and make jewelry, which I also do now.

You'll have to come back and share some of your pieces with us. We at Vision and Verse love artists as well as authors. Who is the one person who has influenced your personal life the most and why?
My adopted mother. She was my biological grandmother, and she had a huge influence on my life, because she was in her fifties when I was born, yet she took on a one year old baby (me) and was a wonderful mom even though she was at the age where she should have been done with all that and enjoying life. She taught me that you can always do more than you think you can do.

If you could sit down and have a conversation with ONE person, living or dead, real or fictional, who would it be and why?
Severus Snape from the Harry Potter books. To tell him how much I admire his love and loyalty—his fierce courage, self discipline and determination.

What advice would you give someone who aspired to be a writer?
Write. Write and if you enjoy it and feel that it’s good work, ask people to read it and critique it for you. Don’t give up. Find a writer’s support group either in your town or online, wherever you can find one. 

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