Jennifer Stinger, Featured KWA Writer

PhotoBooth26It is with distinct pleasure that we profile our intrepid KWA Newsletter editor, Jennifer Stinger.  While you may not recognize her face, you have definitely seen her work if you have read a recent newsletter.  Like many of our KWA membership, Jennifer struggles to find time to write between her full-time job, and raising a two-year-old and a teenager.  When she does find time, she is working on a modern romance set in northwest Texas.  Elements include childhood friends that are reunited years later, family and loss, and helping the one you love come back from their darkest place in the midst of life-threatening danger.

Jennifer does admit, however, that she feels “other settings are just waiting for me to find the time.  I like writing romance because it’s something that almost everyone can relate to.  I also like writing fantasy because it challenges the reader to reach into something that’s unknown and new.”

Jennifer isn’t just a writer.  Her digital art combines vibrant color and animated graphic elements to create pieces that are visually stunning.  You can see more here: http://mrsno6.deviantart.com/ .

Jennifer’s favorite author is Diana Gaboldon.  She says, “My aunt introduced me to her books and for the longest time, I was waiting on pins and needles until the next book would come out.”

As for advice for writers, Jennifer pushes for the passionate approach! “Be fearless! Don’t worry about what it looks like, grammar, or spelling.  This is coming from someone that had to overcome the hurdle of editing as I was writing, which would burn me out and lead to nothing but frustration.”  So let’s write on!

Member Profiles

As we continue to improve our website platform, the KWA would like to provide a new venue for our members to share profiles, information about upcoming releases, and their personal website information.  Periodically, we want to showcase what our wonderful members are up to!  That means we’ll need our members to provide us with great biographical and authorial information.

Be prepared to answer some questions, like:  Writer’s Name (this may be different than your ‘real name,’ but since we are in the business of promoting you as a writer, give us the name you would like the public to know you by); and Email (this would be only for the Website Coordinator to contact you about the date when your profile would be featured).

The questions are to help us describe you to our website visitors.  Anything you write will be recast in third person.  Feel free to leave questions blank if they don’t apply to you at this time.  Each feature will be approximately 200-500 words, depending on the amount of information you provide.

Are you a member of KWA interested in doing a writer’s profile?  Click the link below and fill out the electronic form.  April Pameticky will then be in contact with you about when your profile will be shared online.  It is our goal to do several member profiles a month, promoting through Twitter and Facebook.  Feel like your ready?  Great! Let’s click and go!

http://KWA.form2go.com/83566.html