I'm so excited about this tour. I just had Jennifer Malone Wright on the show this past week and she was amazing! But anyway, today on the tour I have a great guest post for you and two great giveaways at the bottom of the post! Enjoy.
Day in the Life of Author Jennifer Malone Wright
I have a very full life, with five kids ages 16, 10, 8, 4 and 2 plus a husband who is in the military as well as a full time job. Hubs has been deployed three times so I usually end up doing a lot of this on my own. Luckily the 16 year old is a huge help. Depending on if it is summer or school is in, my days will differ. In the summer I hardly get anything written because all the kids are home all day long and my day consists of “I’m hungry!” “She hit me!” and “Mom the baby needs a diaper change!”
School days are another story. The two smallest ones have just started going to pre—school three days a week and the 16 yr old is home schooled so, for those days it’s pretty quiet for the most part. When I wake up there is a big rush for about forty-five minutes while I get the kids ready for school, make coffee (my life force!) and boot up the computer
After all the kids have gone to school, I make breakfast for the other kids and check my email while they eat. The rest of the day is sort of like that. I just try to get as much done when they are playing good, eating, or sleeping.
After school lets out it is another big rush for about four hours while we do homework, take baths, cook and eat dinner, then get everyone put down for bed. You don’t even wanna know how I feel after doing all that. I’m exhausted just thinking about it after writing it down.
Nights are my special time when I normally get most of my writing done. I have a really hard time writing anything if the house is messy so I usually make sure the area I’m working in is straightened up and get to work.
It isn’t always as easy as it sounds to do this though. There is always, always one kid who doesn’t want to sleep, or one who needs a drink of water, while another one has to pee, then they wake the baby up and we have to go through the whole process again and then I’m exhausted by the time I get them back to sleep.
During the daytime is when I do a lot of my social networking and actually don’t get much real writing done. I consider the social networking just as much part of my work as the writing. Same goes for promoting, blogging, working on my website, and a million other little things that need to be done.
People always ask me how I manage to get anything done at all. Sometimes I wonder the same thing, but the truth is that I have just had to adapt to writing whenever and wherever I can.
Well, I know this post was sort of all over the place, but it gives you an insight into how I balance life with five kids and trying to build a writing career.
This special edition of The Vampire Hunter’s Daughter contains parts I-VI, the complete collection. Fourteen-year-old Chloe witnesses her mother’s murder at the hands of a vampire. Before the vampire can kidnap her, there is an unexpected rescue by a group of vampire hunters. Overwhelmed by the feeling of safety, Chloe passes out and they whisk her away to their small community. When Chloe wakes, she comes face to face with the only other living relative, besides her mother, whom she has ever met: her grandfather. Chloe’s mother kept her hidden from the family; now, Chloe tries to unveil the family secrets. Through her grandfather, she learns her mother was a vampire hunter. In fact, her entire family is descended from the powerful bloodlines of vampire hunters. Chloe agrees to join the family she has never known for one reason only: Chloe vows to kill the vampire responsible for her mother’s murder. With vengeance in her soul, Chloe is even more determined to follow through on her vow when she discovers the true identity of her enemy and how he is connected to her. Experience the world of vampires hunter’s, vampires and mythology with Chloe in this exciting series.
Jennifer Malone Wright resides in the beautiful mountains of northern Idaho with her husband and five children. Between the craziness of taking care of her children, whose ages range from fourteen all the way down to six months, and being a homemaker, Jennifer has little time left for herself. The time she does have left, usually leading far into the night, is spent working on freelance work or her beloved fiction.
When she grew up, Jennifer always had her nose in a book. She has been writing stories and poems since grade school. This love of the written word and her strong interest in the paranormal is what has led to her first novel “The Birth of Jaiden.”
In addition to being a mother and homemaker, Jennifer is also a very proud military wife. Moving around the country for the last ten years has made her a bit of a nomad and she finds it difficult to be in one place for too long.
Jennifer is also the author of The Birth of Jaiden, a paranormal novel filled with action, suspense, and even a love story.
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