Today I have the pleasure to have a chat with Jayne Fury , one of the Authors of the Other Worlds Collection, a Limited Edition Collection of Science Fiction Romance and Paranormal Romance written by 21 award-winning and best-selling authors including:
Allyson Lindt, Award-Winning author A.D. Trosper, Cheri Schmidt and Tristan Hunt, Akaria Gale, Award-Winning author R. A. Steffan, Jennifer Rose McMahon, Award-Winning author Amy L Gale, Shawnee Small, K. R. Fajardo, Award-Winning author Lea Kirk, Mychal Daniels, Laura Hysell, Shawna Romkey, Elizabeth Ryder, E.A. Weston, Award-Winning author Lindsay Avalon, LaVerne Thompson, Starla Night, Jayne Fury, Isadora Brown.
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With me today is Jane Fury, author of Aion’s Laurel! Jayne was raised in New York by a Boy Scout and a flock of canonical penguins. She went to university in Rome where she developed her lifelong love of shoes. When she returned she promptly moved West because she’s left-handed and claustrophobic. She has walked across Spain. Twice. She lives on her urban farm in the Pacific Northwest with cats, velociraptors, ukuleles, all the yarn, and extremely tolerant husband. Jayne writes quirky space opera with a little pulp and a little romance. Her paranormal series is the lovechild of Bones and Cowboy Bebop.
So, what started you on the path to writing?
Star Trek started my imagination ticking at a very young age. What I love about Gene Roddenberry’s utopian future is that it has humans in it that are flawed and deserving of redemption. Plus, I was a Original series kid so I wanted to be Yeoman Rand or Nurse Chapel and oh boy am I a Spock Fangirl. In later years, when I took up writing fanfic in the science fiction world, it was in Star Trek roleplaying groups online that honed my writing discipline.
How did you come up with the idea for your book?
I played a similar character in the Star Trek RPG writing groups I was in. Laurel was born out of that experience. Her gentle exterior hides the heart of a warrior and the mental fortitude to get the job done. None of my heroines are shrinking violets in need of saving.
What sort of research did you do to write this book?
I played the character that inspired Laurel for ten years. Since it was a Star Trek world, I did a lot of reading and writing about Japanese culture, language, and developing the idea of a futuristic geisha which would serve to inspire and elevate humanity.
If your novel were being made into a movie, whom would you pick to play the lead roles?
Ah, the question! This is pretty easy for me since I usually go looking for visual inspiration first. Then, I plop their pictures in my character folder for those moments when I need to remind myself of their faces, expressions, etc.
The actress to play Laurel? I would want the Korean megastar Kim Hee Sun and for James Lionedes it has to be Luke Evans.
What is the main thing you want readers to take away from your book?
A lot… but I’m ambitious.
What are you working on now?
Lots of things! First up is a short story for a Mistletoe and Mischief which comes out the end of November. Next one up is the next book in the Galactic Geisha series… where mix-ups and mayhem abound!
What was your job before you started writing full time?
I ran a successful desktop publishing and marketing business writing marketing communications and setting up sales collateral for individual and larger corporate clients.
What do your friend and family think about your being a writer?
My husband is supportive. He says it takes up less room than yarn and coloring books.
Do you outline books ahead of time or are you more of a by-the-seat-of-your-pants writer?
I find that I actually finish a book when I have an outline. Now I don’t strictly stay to the outline but that’s because … squirrel! My brain is like a gazelle running from a cheetah and never runs in a straight line, all the time.
Which kind of scenes are the hardest for you to write? Action, dialogue, sex?
Sex. I giggle constantly. You’d think I have the same problem with fight scenes but, nope. Those I can figure out without envisioning dangling body parts in rude places.
Can you describe your writing style in ten words or less?
Pulpy and irreverent to whatever genre it’s in.
What are your top three favorite books of all time?
Usually anything with a strong female protagonist is on my favorites list. 21 Balloons by William Pene DuBois, Parasol Protectorate series by Gail Carriger, Shards of Honor by Lois McMaster Bujold.
If you were stranded on a deserted island and can have only 2 people with you, a person from your books and a person from any other book, which would they be?
I’d choose Jody from Still Life and Freedom Bound because she knows everything about my world and survival tactics. And the other would probably be Sherlock Holmes because he also knows everything about everything. Between the two of them I’d have shelter and a gourmet meal every night until they managed to get the coconut shell ham radio working to get us rescued.
Why did you choose the shirt you have on?
It was clean and in the bathroom after my shower.
First thought when the alarm goes off in the in the morning?
What fresh hell is this?
Do you miss being a child?
A little. At least somebody else would have to pay the bills on time.
Up early or sleep in?
I’m an early riser so I can go for a hike first thing and get the brain working. I walked across Spain… twice. The only way to get from one place to another while on Camino is on your feet and you want to be to the next town first before all the good beds are taken so yeah, I’m all about getting up early and going fast so I can take the night off with my feet up.
Thank you, Jane for being with us today!
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