Jennifer Loring has been, among other things, a DJ, an insurance claims assistant, and an editor. Her short fiction has been published widely both online and in print; she has worked with Crystal Lake Publishing, DarkFuse, and Crowded Quarantine, among many others. Longer work most notably includes the contemporary/sports romance series The Firebird Trilogy and the psychological horror novella Conduits. She lives in Philadelphia, PA with her husband, their turtle, and two basset hounds.
Writes: horror, dark fantasy, contemporary, sports, and paranormal romance
Author of: The Firebird Trilogy and Conduits
What can readers expect from you in the rest of 2017?
So far, I have a few more short stories coming out as well as a novelette and another novella. Plus I’m doing two signings—SaSS in Baltimore and Kiss &Tell in Allentown, PA.
Have you got anything planned for 2018 (book releases, signings etc.)?
I’m planning to return to Angels & Sirens. Other than that, nothing definitive yet, though I’m waiting to hear back on a couple of novellas that will hopefully be out next year. With any luck, the end of 2018 will see a new novel from me, too.
For those who are new to your work, which book would you recommend starting with?
It depends on whether you like horror or romance. For horror, Conduits. For romance, Firebird.
Which of your characters would you want to be stranded on a desert island with, and why?
If you’ve read The Firebird Trilogy, you’ll know why I choose Alex! Smart, gorgeous, a little broken, and that body… ;)
What’s the best reaction you’ve ever received over one of your books?
It was at the first Angels & Sirens event, toward the end of the day. A reader approached my table and said she’d been saving me for last because she had read Firebird and found it amazing. She bought a print copy despite having read the ebook. That was a pretty awesome moment.
Were you an avid reader as a child?
Absolutely. I taught myself to read at age 4, so it’s always been a part of my life. YA wasn’t a thing when I was growing up, and I was reading adult books fairly early—around 11 or so.
Are any of your heroes based on real men in your life?
Most of them have characteristics of men I know/have known, including my husband. I borrow bits from just about everyone.
Are you a sporty or curl up with a good book type of person?
I’m not athletic at all, despite being a big hockey fan. It’s safer that way, trust me.
What is your drink of choice while writing?
Coffee or wine.
Do you have any pets?
Yes, two basset hounds—Daisy and Rocky. We adopted them two years ago from a rescue, and they manage to make me laugh every day. I also have an 8 ½-year-old turtle named Ninja.
Are you a morning person?
I am now that I have dogs/am getting older. Coffee helps.
What book are you reading now?
IT by Stephen King. I’d never gotten around to reading it until now (it’s a massive book), but with the movie coming out, I wanted to fix that.
Name 3 books everyone needs to read (excluding yours).
On Writing by Stephen King, To Each Their Darkness by Gary Braunbeck, and the original Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark.