Trendy Tuesday: Jessica Hernandez: 4/19/2016

Welcome to another "Trendy Tuesday!" 
Today I'm joined by Jessica Hernandez, author of  “Capering on Glass Bridges” 

(This Cover is Gorgeous, isn't it?) 

I'm super excited to have Jessica here for my FIRST, REAL Trendy Tuesday: Author Interview!

If you haven't had a chance to take a look at her novel, here's a little blurb about it:  

The Utdrendans have spoken, and everything has changed as a consequence. People normally avoid the fog surrounding the cursed Kingdom of Mar, but now they are asking sixteen-year-old Kaia Stone to venture into it. The Utdrendans implied that there is something special about Kaia. They claimed that she could help free the land; she need only carry out their instructions and deliver a message to the Marian king.

Mar, however, is a land in which dark secrets abound, and many will stop at nothing to ensure that it remains forever cursed. Determined to work against Kaia, unfriendly forces have already begun to gather.

Will Kaia choose to abandon the only life she’s ever known—perhaps indefinitely—in pursuit of the greater good…in pursuit of her purpose?

Queue the "Dun-Dun-Dun" music! That sounds exciting and gripping! If you're interested in taking a gander at Jessica's novel, you can find it on Amazon

Now, without further ado, Jessica is going to answer some questions in regards to her own writing experience and some fun things about herself!

Where can we find you online?: 
Most of the time, you can find me hanging out on my blogs. I have two. “Coffee with Architects of Worlds Afar” is where I conduct author interviews. “Jess the Storyteller” is my personal blog; it’s where I talk about the art of writing, my projects, my latest doings, and the like. I also have a Twitter—I’ll admit, though, I’m not very active on it, but maybe that’ll change one day—and I just got on Instagram! Yay! :D

What is your date of publication? 21 August 2015

Did you always want to be a writer? If not what did you want to be? I think that my love for all things related to storytelling was first kindled in high school. It wasn’t until college, though, that I actually started to consider pursuing a career in writing. When I was younger, I wanted to be a veterinarian. For whatever reason, I wound up changing my mind and looking into a career in marine biology. That didn’t stick for too long. After watching the Winter Olympics one year, I set my sights on figure skating. (You should have seen how quick my parents were to snap me back to reality!) Eventually, I removed the skates from my Amazon shopping cart and arrived at the decision to study medicine. It stuck…until I started college, that is. Long story short, it was in college that I realized that I wanted to write. And I lived happily ever after. :)  

What was the publishing process like for you? If you self-published, what obstacles have you come across in the process of publishing? The publication process proved to be an overall positive experience. It’s in my post-publishing journey that I’ve encountered my biggest obstacle to date: overcoming obscurity. When you’re starting out as a writer, not only do readers shy away from your work simply because they perceive you as an unknown, but—often times—you are invisible to most of them as a consequence of the sheer number of writers out there. I’d love to get to the point where I have an audience—be it of one person or of a thousand—to which I can consistently present my writings.

If you type into Google “Your Name” – what is the first thing that comes up? Would you look at that! I share my name with a singer! Interesting.

Do you have any future books planned or in mind?
I am currently working on the sequel to “Capering on Glass Bridges.” I anticipate that it will be released later this year. I don’t want to give too much away, but I can tell you that this second novel explores what happens in the Kingdom of Mar after the truth regarding the curse is revealed. It also looks at how Kaia Stone is affected by the rather shocking information that she learns at the conclusion of “Capering on Glass Bridges.”

If you could be any part of a happy meal, which part would you be? (i.e hamburger? French fries? The free sundae?) The toy! Fun times would be sure to ensue—that much I learned from watching “Toy Story.”

If we were to go to a book store together, where would I find you? Depends. Does this bookstore have a bakery? If so, you’d probably find me in there. I’d be super easy to spot. Just look for the grown woman with her faced pressed up against the glass, staring longingly at the cookies and muffins. (I love chocolate!) 

Your favorite food is? Pizza!

Your favorite color is? Blue.

What advice do you have for someone who would like to become a published writer?
1.      Keep writing. Practice makes for improvement.
2.      Read—a lot. Learn from other authors. Study how they construct their stories, how they control and manipulate pacing, and how they structure their sentences. This will help you in your own writing. 

Please tell us in one sentence only, why we should read your book.
I truly think that readers will enjoy it. :)

And I'm sure they will! Thank you Jessica for joining me today for another Trendy Tuesday and answering all of those questions! It was thrilling to have you on my page today! If you haven't already checked out Jessica's blogs and book, I highly recommend it!

If you have any comments or questions for Jessica, just leave them in the box below!

Until Next Trendy Tuesday! Thanks for stopping by!!


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