Welcome to WOLF NOTES, where interview questions stray from the rest of the pack. It’s nice to know the usual stuff like where an author gets their inspiration and why they write, but sometimes we need a little fun in our lives.
Jennifer R. Povey lives in Northern Virginia with her husband. She writes a variety of speculative fiction, whilst following current affairs and occasionally indulging in horse riding and role-playing games. She has sold fiction to a number of markets including Analog, Daily Science Fiction, and Third Flatiron, and written RPG supplements for several companies. Her most recent novel is the urban fantasy Daughter of Fire.
Wolf: If you could be any animal in the universe, what would it be and why?
Jennifer: A housecat. I mean, they’re the most spoiled critters ever. Why yes, I am a little lazy.
Wolf: Lounging in a sunbeam sounds nice. What is the strangest food you’ve ever eaten?
Jennifer: Beaver sausage. I do mean the animal. It was actually quite tasty. And when somebody offers me weird food, I take it.
Wolf: So do I. You never know what you’re going to like. If you had to pick a weapon, what would it be and why?
Jennifer: Everyone knows I’m a sword girl. Sharp pointy things for the win.
Wolf: Ouch. I’ll stay back. What is the meanest thing you’ve ever done to your characters?
Jennifer: Pretty much everything I put Anna through in Lost Guardians. If I went into details, it would be spoilery, but…sometimes you have to do really ruthless things to save the world, you know.
Wolf: Indeed. Do you consider yourself a cat person, or a dog person?
Jennifer: Both. Both have their charms. Which says a lot about how eclectic my tastes are in general. Kittens? Puppies? Both are good.
Wolf: And so soft. If you could have a super power, what would it be?
Jennifer: Teleportation. I hate wasting time on travel. (Road trips are a different thing, of course). But breakfast in Paris, lunch in London, with no travel costs? What’s not to love.
Wolf: I’ll go for that. There is a door at the end of a dark, damp corridor. You hear rumbling. What do you do?
Jennifer: Call for backup. Then open it. Ya know, once I have backup. Hopefully it’ll actually be something cute on the other side…
Wolf: Won’t know until you open it. What is your favorite body of water and why?
Jennifer: Probably the ocean. You can take the girl out of the island, but not the island out of the girl. Childhood seaside trips and all.
Wolf: Sweet. What story are you working on now?
Jennifer: The working title is Arana. It’s a companion book to Transpecial, takes place on a starship and involves first contact…and a very haunted MC. I’m about to start the third draft.
Wolf: I look forward to reading it. What do you like to do when you’re not writing?
Jennifer: Ride horses. Play video games. Silly video games. I mean, I used to be a Farmville addict…
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