Friday, February 14, 2014

***Sandy B's Interview with Jenna Galicki - Author of The Prince of Punk Rock

Hi Jenna.  Thank you so much for agreeing to let me pick your brain.  I’m very excited about your next release and want our readers to get to know you a little better.
Did you always want to be a writer?
No. I always wanted to be a veterinarian.  Sadly, it was a dream I never pursued.
About eight years ago, I decided to put one of the short stories that I had bouncing around in my head, down on paper.  It turned into a full length novel, and I haven't stopped writing since.

How do you react to a bad review of one of your books?
Well, luckily, reviewers have been very kind.  But, as long as the person wasn't rude, I would view it as a constructive critique.

Are the names of the characters in your novels important?  Do you have a special way of choosing them? 
Names have to fit the character and they have to be period specific. I figure out the year my characters were born, then I search for the most popular baby names for that year, and pick one.

Same question for your title?
Titles usually pick themselves.  They'll just pop out at me from the page. Sometimes a book doesn't have a title until the very end.

Your upcoming release Prince of Punk Rock is about a bisexual rock star.  Who inspired him? 
I can't really say anyone inspired any of my characters. They are purely fictitious and they're people my imagination just congers up.  Once I start writing them, they take on their own personality.  They often go through transformations and end up very different from the character I started out writing.

Inquiring minds want to know what’s next?  Tell us about your current Work in Progress? 
I am currently writing Radical Rock Stars Book Two. It's a continuation of The Prince of Punk Rock, Radical Rock Stars Book One.  Book One is not a cliff hanger, but their story isn't over yet.  They have a big story to tell, and it needed two books.  Book Three will focus on the bass player and Book Four will focus on the drummer.   Do you want to know the title of Book Two, as well as a synopsis?  Well, you're just going to have to buy The Prince of Punk Rock, Radical Rock Stars Book One, because you'll find that info at the back of the book.  J 
Add The Prince of Punk Rock to your TBR list:  http://bit.ly/1jjadTg

This is your 2nd release - what would you say you've learned from Book #1 “Jealousy” to Book #2 “Prince of Punk Rock”?
The most important thing I learned is to have beta readers.  It's astounding how something you may have thought was very clearly represented, was misinterpreted or overlooked by the reader.  Betas make it better!  J

Make sure to follow Jenna!  All her links are below.
The Book Blog will be doing a review and giveaway upon release of The Prince of Punk Rock.

1 comment:

  1. Great interview with Jenna Galicki...can't wait until February 21st!