JQM Literary Chat Welcomes K.M. Jenkins
TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF:
I’m a proud mama to twin boys. I work part time at a company that helps mentally ill adult work towards living on their own. When I’m not doing those two things I am writing. I’m a speculative fiction author that has written her first series of short stories. I mostly write Fantasy right now, but I am in the process of working on my first Paranormal Romance novella. I actually have been releasing a chapter of this PNR book to my subscribers every month in my mail outs. The book seems to keep everyone excited for my longer works so I plan to continue the adventure.
WHAT INFLUENCED YOU TO WRITE YOUR GENRE(S)?
I fell in love with the fantasy genre when I was in elementary school. First off, I should say that I had a strong reading disability and I hated reading. I don’t remember what book it was but it involved a girl being swept off into a world of magic and wonder. This book made me fall in love with fantasy. After that I was reading non-stop and reading books beyond my age range. I even worked towards getting out of my special education classes for reading. If it wasn’t for finding this genre I would probably never fell in love with books so much. Later on in life I decided I had my own characters wanting their stories told. Now I write Fantasy short stories and soon novels. I even fell in love with the Paranormal Romance genre so of course I am dabbling in that genre also.
WHO ARE YOUR FAVORITE AUTHORS? *
Fantasy: Mercedes Lackey, Allison D. Reid, Tracy Hickman & Margaret Weis, Kate Elliott, Elizabeth Kerner, Christopher Paolini, Rick Riordan and so many more… Paranormal Romance: Tim O’Rourke, McKayla Schutt, Aidy Award, Ines Johnson and so many more…
WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE BOOKS? *
By the Sword by Mercedes Lackey Song in the Silence by Elizabeth Kerner The Crown of Stars Series by Kate Elliott The Dragonlance Saga by Tracy Hickman & Margaret Weis The Percy Jackson books by Rick Riordan Eragon by Christopher Paolini I can keep going…
WHO ARE YOUR FAVORITE LITERARY CHARACTERS?
Eragon is by far my top favorite character of all time. My second favorite is Kerowyn from By the Sword. These two characters inspired two characters in my Tarzinëa world. They actually appear in my Tales of Ferrês short story collection. But you will have to guess which characters were inspired by these two awesome characters from these books.
IS THERE ANYTHING YOU WANT TO SHARE WITH POTENTIAL READERS?
I love reaching knew readers. I especially enjoy hearing what they have to say about my stories. I strongly encourage you to give my book a shot. There is a story for everyone to enjoy.
WHERE CAN WE GO TO LEARN MORE ABOUT YOU AND YOUR LITERARY WORKS?
Website – https://authorkmjenkins.com
Street Team – https://www.facebook.com/groups/kmstreetteam
Twitter – https://twitter.com/authorkmjenkins
Dragon Ryder VIP Readers List – https://www.subscribepage.com/y2i1x7
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/authorkmjenkins/