Jenean McBrearty was in Nightmare whispers volume two, and she signed up for our Author spotlight as well. We asked her what or who got her started and she told us being a lonely kid. Man I get that. We asked why did you choose to be an Indie Author? She told us regular channels, agents, etc., are off-limits to all but a few who ‘know someone’ and I didn’t want to wait around for permission to write. That is a lot of why we do what we do. We asked where on the web we could find her…I’ve been published in over 250 print and e-venues. My author page can be found on Amazon, as well as published work (anthologies, e-zines etc.) and my own published works, novels, novelettes, novellas.
We always ask what the author does to deal with writer’s block. Her response – I rarely have trouble getting started, but when I’m stumped during a story, I stop, listen to music, and read. For example, I’m in the process of writing Book 2 of the Piper Hampton Adventure (teen-lands in 1937 and becomes a Naval spy in San Diego, book 2 is 1938 and her story will take us through 1946 year by year). I’ve stopped to read Hitler’s American Friends by Bradley W, Hart, and The Churchill Factor by Boris Johnson. But I’m always am working on something; poetry for instance for the EKU summer residency. We had to write 2, 10-minute plays, and four poems in 2 weeks. Can’t slack with a schedule like that.
Jenean lives with her daughter and son in law in Danville Kentucky. They have three cats: Cindy, Cuddles, and a demon-spawn named Patchamona. She spends her extra time taking pictures, designing book covers, Reading tons of non-fiction/history, and taking classes in subjects that she is not familiar with.