Jenny S. Burke

Fantasy Authors Unplugged: Schedule Re-Cap

This is continuing feature on Archer’s Aim – Fantasy Authors Unplugged. I hope to frequently share an interview with a fantasy author. If you have authors to suggest and/or questions you’d like to see answered then leave a comment or send me an email. If you are a fantasy author and would like an interview please let me know and we’ll plan one that fits your schedule.

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There’s no one on the schedule this week for Fantasy Authors Unplugged so here’s a recap of the last several months of authors:

At the end of April, Tamie Dearen shared about her YA fantasy novel, Alora: The Wander Jewel

cover_bundle_700For May, the following authors appeared on Archer’s Aim for Fantasy Authors Unplugged:

Michael Davies – Path of the Warrior which has since been released.

Carol Marrs Phipps shared, Doom, the latest title in The Heart of the Staff series

Harmony Kent also appeared for her book, Elemental Earth.

Last in May, Nicholas Rossis was interviewed for Virgil – the third book of his Pearseus series

June was also a busy month with fantasy writers:

First up was Ryan Doughan sharing Mist Falcon.

C. P. Bialois appeared and discussed his writing including The Winter Creek Hunter.

CLB Low RezDavid Gilchrist also made an appearance for his book,Tapasya.

And rounding out the month was Matt Grawitch with his Rise of the Dead Magic.

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July was equally busy with five fantasy authors interviewed:

Chris Kennedy lead off the month with Can’t Look Back.

J. S. Burke appeared the next week with The Dragon Dreamer.

Jason Link paid Archer’s Aim a visit with his book, The Legender.

Jason Hein shared his first book of The Varsian Kingdom: A Rise to Fall.

TKC-283x400And last week, Daniel Adorno made his second appearance for which releases today.

All of the authors did a great job with their interviews. I appreciated them all taking time out of their busy schedules to answer questions. I hope all the readers will take a look at these authors and consider supporting their writing efforts.

If you’re a fantasy author and would like to be interviewed for “Fantasy Authors Unplugged” just contact me via email or one of my social media channels and we’ll set one up.

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The Week in Review: August 7th

as-life-goes FINAL cover largeHere’s another review of the week for those interested in what’s appeared on the blog this week and what I’ve been reading.

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New From Archer’s Aim This Past Week:

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The Week Ahead:

Tomorrow, I’ll be interviewed on Beyond the Cover by Beem Weeks – join the Thunderclap and then listen in at Noon CST.

One Monday, I’ll have another post about Scrivener collections covering further uses for this tool. I’ll have a few more bits of news regarding The Bow of Destiny and share more authors from the Brain to Book Blog Tour. I’m also working on a few posts that contain some helpful information. It should be a fun week!

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Fantasy Authors Unplugged Featuring Jenny S. Burke

This is continuing feature on Archer’s Aim – Fantasy Authors Unplugged. I hope to frequently share an interview with a fantasy author. If you have authors to suggest and/or questions you’d like to see answered then leave a comment or send me an email. If you are a fantasy author and would like an interview please let me know and we’ll plan one that fits your schedule. Today I welcome Jenny S. Burke to Fantasy Authors Unplugged. Jenny has a unique background for her writing that I’m sure you’ll find interesting!

Cover ArtQ: Hi Jenny, let’s start with the name and plot of your latest book. How are the sales?

A: Thank you for inviting me! The Dragon Dreamer by J.S. Burke is a science fantasy adventure. There are dragons, an undersea world, an improbable friendship, and a dangerous quest. It’s layered for ages nine to 99.

Arak is tormented for his un-dragonly talents. Determined to prove himself he leaves the clan, is caught in a fierce sea-storm and seriously wounded. A fearless, undersea shape-shifter named Scree heals him, and an unlikely friendship begins. When an undersea volcano erupts it triggers a towering tsunami and a deadly chain of events. Can Arak use his secret talents to save the dragons?

Sales are fine; many books have found homes.

Q: Is there a certain type of scene that’s harder for you to write than others?

A: I write whatever is needed. Science research papers require clear, concise writing, which is useful training. Novels release the vivid, creative side; all those words I’ve squirreled away in my mind finally have a place! I really love writing scenes with action and danger. For some reason, a deadly storm or a nice tsunami just rolls off my fingertips!

Q: When did you first consider yourself a writer?

A: When I learned to read and write, I was a writer. I wrote poems for fun, savoring the words and imagery. I published poems in the third grade with the help of an awesome teacher. As a marine biologist, I published research papers in science journals. Books use a different knowledge base, but this is still writing . . . and re-writing, and re-writing. I use lots of feedback from readers when I write books!

Q: How important are names to you in your books? Do you choose the names based on liking the way it sounds or the meaning? Do you have any name choosing resources you recommend?

A: My dragon names sound dragony, and names of my undersea characters have the sounds of the sea. Science fantasy books need names that aren’t too common. I used a system to name my dragon-lords, dragon-ladies, and shape-shifters. Arak, Driana, Scree, and Orm are characters in The Dragon Dreamer.

Author Photo Jenny BurkeQ: What can readers who enjoy your book do to help make it successful?

A: I greatly appreciate all the readers who have taken the time to write and post a review of my book. A sentence or two is all it takes. This is so helpful to a writer.

Q: What are you working on now?

A: Book two is currently called Black Lightning. Some fans check in periodically to see how my sequel is coming along, which is rather nice. There are new dangers and adventures, the original characters and new ones. Drakor is a brash young ice dragon and a real thorn between his leader’s scales.

Q: What did you learn from writing your book?

A: The Dragon Dreamer is my first novel, so I learned how to write a novel: point of view, pacing, story arc, character arc, character types, setting the scene, and much more. Learning all this must be good for my brain.

Q: What books have influenced your life most?

A: I love Dune’s mysticism, the characters and quest in Lord of the Rings, Anne McCaffrey’s dragons, Alan Dean Foster’s detailed sci-fi worlds, and the friendships in Harry Potter. These books and many more influenced my inner worlds. I mixed my own experiences as a marine biologist with fantasy details to write The Dragon Dreamer.

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BIO:

Underwater photoJ. S. Burke has worked as an author, artist, chemist, teacher, and as a marine biologist, studying creatures of the dark abyss and diving on coral reefs. She lives in Georgia with her family and rescue pets.

The Dragon Dreamer is a young adult science fantasy novel with flying dragons and an undersea world. Fantasy Snowflakes has original pen-and-ink snowflakes made of animals and plants; her dragons grow these in the clouds to learn energy control. Crystal Geometry has hands-on activities that use the angles of beautiful crystals to explore chemistry and geometry. Crystal Colors answers the question “What makes the colors of rocks and shells?” with cartoons and activities. She has five published marine research papers.

Jenny was manager of a marine research program for the Florida Department of Natural Resources. She has degrees in math and science, marine science, and education.

Thanks to Jenny for the interview! Please take a look at her book and support this interesting fantasy author. If you’re a fantasy author and would like to be interviewed for “Fantasy Authors Unplugged” just contact me via email or one of my social media channels and we’ll set one up.

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