Get to know author Jennifer Senne
“Believe” is the author’s big debut. She shows the readers the true meaning of Christmas through the eyes of Isaac as he relates his story about the best Christmas gift he has ever received.
Inspired to write this book because of her own personal struggles and questions about why things happened to her, Senne believes that writing this book made her realize that we sometimes have to have a childlike faith in order to see the bigger picture.
Ramona: Tell me more about your latest book
Jennifer Senne: My latest book is called “Good Morning, Mirror!” It will be out sometime in March 2019. It is a positive self-image book for children. It shows the importance of guarding one’s self-talk and how the way we see ourselves can affect our day or even how our future will be. The book teaches children to be positive thinkers. I am hoping that this book will encourage children to see their true value and realize how amazing they truly are!
Ramona: Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing?
Jennifer Senne: I enjoy writing, but having English as my second language can be a little daunting. I have to pay close attention to the way I convey my stories to the readers. I want to make sure that they understand the message I am trying to send.
Ramona: What motivated you to become an author?
Jennifer Senne: I never thought about being an author until I was diagnosed with an illness that made my days so unpredictable. There are days where I stay at home for days and I use writing as a mean to be productive. I never had considered myself as a writer, but I have a very vivid imagination and love to create stories in my head to help me fall asleep at night; I’ve done this since I was a child. One day I decided to start writing what I could remember the night before and that inspired me to write my first book and become an author.
Ramona: How many books have you written so far?
Jennifer Senne: I have written many stories, but I published my first faith based book last year, called “Believe” under Redemption Press. A Christmas story that shares the true meaning of Christmas through the eyes of a young boy named Isaac.
Ramona: How long on average does it take you to write a book?
Jennifer Senne: It all depends, some stories take a few weeks – especially when I’m inspired and some can take months to a year.
Ramona: What book or books have had a strong influence on you or your writing?
Jennifer Senne: Not one particular book comes to mind as far as having a strong influence on my writing. However, since I focus on children’s book and if I had to choose, I would say Clifford the Big Red Dog by Norman Bridwell and Berenstain Bears by Stan and Jan Berenstain- two of the books I regularly read to my children when they were young.
Ramona: How hard is it to establish and maintain a career in fiction writing?
Jennifer Senne: I am in the beginning stage of my writing career, though it is very exciting, the journey can be very challenging. I have yet to see how difficult it can be to maintain this career.
Ramona: What is the biggest change in the publishing industry that you have seen since the beginning of your career?
Jennifer Senne: As a new author, I could not comment much as to how the publishing industry had change. I, however can say that I have seen a surge of self-publishing authors lately and this has given many writers the avenue to share their talents without having to wait for years to get a break.
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