Good people of the Internet, for edition number eight of the One Book Interview series, please welcome an author who writes in many genres, has served in the US army, penned a best-seller, speaks Russian, and who is, I suspect, a die-hard romantic – J.L. Hendricks.
Name one book:
1 – everyone should read
Death Becomes Her by Michael Anderle. This book goes against so many grains, and yet is a huge hit! Almost everything a writer is told not to do, is actually done in this series! It’s such a fun series readers don’t even realize all of the “don’ts” of writing.
2 – you would take with you if you were going to be marooned on Mars
Anna Karenina in both English and Russian so I can polish up on my Russian, and finally finish this book I have started too many times to only put down. LOL
3 – you took a chance on and were pleasantly surprised by
Date Night on Union Station. It’s a fun and clean read that is really smart and entertaining. Now I want to write a series based on a space station. Reminds me of Deep Space Nine, but with romance.
4 – you’ve written that is your favourite
My two favorite books happen to be in one series. Worlds Away is such a fun story that sets up a very intricate arc and universe where so many things are possible. Paris is one of my favorite characters and she has developed so much since I first created her.
Inside this universe, my next favorite book is Worlds Explode. It’s a novella about an Army wife, Maddie, who lost her husband to war. Now she’s fated to mate with another warrior, only he’s from a different species. A fun and heartwarming story of love, loss, and finding love again.
5 – that has influenced you most as a person
Pride and Prejudice. I have read this many times. I also have three different versions on DVD and watch the 5 hr. BBC version often. Because of Jane Austen, I know that true love is out there and I shouldn’t settle for a “happily for now” kinda man. I should wait for the one who curls my toes and makes me feel like a queen. Maybe even a man who’s willing to fight for me.
6 – that has influenced you most as a professional
I hate to repeat a book, but I must. Death Becomes Her, Book 1 of The Kurtherian Gambit series has really influenced me as a writer more than anything else has. Since I first started writing in February 2016, I have heard all of these things you aren’t supposed to do, like tell a story in third person from various POV’s. Well, there a ton of authors doing it and selling like hotcakes. You must release once a year is another myth that was busted by Michael. The list goes on and on.
7 – of yours that prospective readers should start with if they want to get to know your work and where they can get it.
Miss Claus and the Secret Santa is the first book of mine that made International Bestseller Status on Amazon by itself. It’s a fun Christmas story that tells the “truth” about Santa Claus. LOL I tend to really get into my stories and let everyone know that the legends in my books are actually true, and the perspective of my characters is how you get the absolute truth of the story. In this case, it’s the truth about Santa. In the case of Roswell, you will find out the truth if you read the Worlds Away series.
You can find at: J.L. Hendricks at: http://jlhendricksauthor.com/
J.L. Hendricks is an independent author who enjoys many genres, as evidenced by her catalogue of available books. She is currently focused on Scifi and Urban Fantasy, but has also written Paranormal and Christmas books.
Her latest series is a combination of litRPG and Military Scifi with a few space pirates for fun! Let her know what you think!
She is very proud to have served in the US Army before she went to college. Early 2016 she decided to finally write, and finish a book, because of a few friends who encouraged her to do so. She hopes her stories entertain you and can bring a laugh on occasion.
Actually, it was her roommate’s cat who talked her into staying at home to be her minion all day long! Pyper truly believes that J.L. is here to serve her alone.