Fort Wayne homeschool parents are always looking for good reads for their kids, but what about good reads and best reads for Moms? Not only do I highly recommend Love on the Range, giving it 5 golden stars, but I’ve also had the privilege of interviewing its lovely author, Jessica Nelson!
FWHSExaminer: When did you first know you wanted to be a writer?
Nelson: I don't know if I ever "knew" it, just that I wrote things. I did pretend to be Emily Dickinson a few times...even though I didn't read her work. (Laughs.)
FWHSExaminer: Who has been your biggest influence as a writer?
Nelson: Great question! I really don't know, to be honest. I love books and have read bunches and feel like each author has inspired or influenced me in some way.
FWHSExaminer: Where did you get the idea for your current book?
Nelson: I was doing research and just started imagining a young girl on a train, heading west.
FWHSExaminer: Do you have a writing routine?
Nelson: Nope. I write when I can, for as long as I can.
FWHSExaminer: Where do you write?
Nelson: On my couch. :-)
FWHSExaminer: What do you want your readers to remember most from your book?
Nelson: I want them to remember that happy, satisfied feeling you have after finishing a great story. I hope someday the name Jessica Nelson makes a reader think, "Oh yeah, I like her books."
FWHSExaminer: What else would you like us to know?
Nelson: That I'm a chocoholic? That I think God adores us and that he offers the best “Happily Ever After” ever. And that I love to talk books and writing, so if you want, hit me up on Facebook, Twitter or my blog, BookingIt.