Saturday, October 23, 2010

Crossroads Tour: Jordan Deen

What was the first thing that sparked your idea to write The Crescent?
Hi Amber, thank you so much for hosting this interview! ‘The Crescent’ came to me late one night when I was home alone and my german shepherd wouldn’t let me into the house. It was horrible and I let my overactive imagination get to me. I imagined a robber was waiting in my house for me. Ultimately, I let the dogs in to inspect every inch of the house before I could settle down.

Are there any other supernatural things you’d like to explore in writing?
I’m a sucker for a good paranormal character. I love the depth that urban fantasy novels have. I’m not a huge fan of high fantasy, so getting the real world with a bit of oddity thrown in always draws me in. I’m currently working on a witch novel, a shape shifter novel, and a healer novel. I always have a full plate of ideas waiting in the wings as well.

You really do have a full plate, but I so admire that with writers. You’re favorite part of writing your novel?
Great question! My favourite part by far is letting the characters play out their story, the way they intend it. I eat, sleep, and live my characters; there isn’t a day that goes by that I’m not thinking of the characters, thinking of their story and watching their life like a movie in my head. When you connect with a character so much that they tell you their story—that is magic.

So true! You’re not so favorite part of writing?
This is such an easy question. EDITING. Yup, that word is a curse word amongst writers. Ask anyone.

Do you make play lists while writing? If so can you share a few songs with us?
Yes. For ‘The Crescent’ I listened to a lot of ‘Pull the Pin”, “Framing Hanley” and “Linkin Park”. For “Half Moon” I had a lot of “Disturbed” “Lady Gaga” and “Breaking Benjamin”. The current novel I’m working on, I’ve played “Love the way you lie” and “Airplanes”. I have to feel the words of the song and connect it to the characters, otherwise, it really throws off my groove.

Thanks for stopping by, Jordan!



ferretvamp14 said...

Love your choice in music for play lists, especially "Airplanes" and "Love the way you lie". I wonder if it's tiring to have your characters in your head all the time? Urban fantansy is one of my faves!


I'm not sure I could write through Lady Gaga, she's too, much. But we all have our play lists. When I write angry scenes I listen to Limp Bizkit Break Stuff. But I usually end up standing up and doing the hair brush dance a couple of times before I can settle down again.


Kelly aka yllektra(I Work For Books) said...

Oh wow, I totally adore the song selection Jordan has regarding her book.
I mean who wouldn't be inspired by such wonderful songs that these bands create?:P

Thanks for hosting this interview!