Name Jasinda Wilder
Age A lady never tells.
Where are you from
A little about your self `ie your education Family life etc
I am a former vocal arts instructor and Karoake DJ, a wife, and a mother of six children.
Fiona: Tell us your latest news?
I’m launching a brand new series called The Badd Brothers, and there are 8 books planned in the series. The first book, releasing October 28th, is called Badd Motherf*cker. It’s sexy, steamy, and funny, and a little different than anything I’ve put out yet.
Fiona: When and why did you begin writing?
I started writing four years ago. We were in pretty dire straits financially, and we needed to find a way of bringing in extra income. So my husband Jack and I decided to give writing a try. After a couple false starts, we began seeing success with our Big Girls Do It series.
Fiona: When did you first consider yourself a writer?
Always. Both Jack and I did a lot of writing in one way or another before we tried indie publishing. It wasn’t a random decision; we both had experience in and passion for telling stories.
Fiona: What inspired you to write your first book?
It wasn’t actually our very FIRST book, but when we wrote Big Girls Do It Better, I was thinking that I was having a hard time connecting and identifying with the heroines in the popular romance and fiction at the time, and wanted to write something that I did identify with. I needed a heroine that was more like me, both physically and emotionally, so I sat down and wrote one.
Fiona: Do you have a specific writing style?
I hope I have a pretty unique writing style, yes! I enjoy words, I enjoy making sentences that sound and feel good. I don’t just write to tell a good story—which is definitely also true—I write to tell a story that’s pleasing to read.
Fiona: Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?
My novels deal with lots of different messages, but our overall driving theme across all our novels is the redeeming value of love, and the joy and redemption that comes from find that true, lasting love.
Fiona: How much of the book is realistic and are experiences based on someone you know, or events in your own life?
Most of our books are based in reality in some way. We usually take parts of our plots from true stories, and then we change them and add to them to make them uniquely our own. Our characters are the same, in that we take qualities and characteristics from people we know or have encountered and infuse them into our characters. Few of our stories or characters, however, are strictly biographical.
Fiona: What books have most influenced your life most? a mentor?
Oh my, there are so many. I don’t have a single favorite or mentor, but my literary influences include Nora Roberts/JD Robb, Sherrilyn Kenyon, JK Rowling, Stephanie Meyer, and my good friend Bella Andre.
Fiona: Are there any new authors that have grasped your interest and who is your favorite author and what is it that really strikes you about their work?
Hmmm. There are so many new authors these days! Kim Holden is doing some really fantastic work. Lauren Blakely, Tijan, Penelope Ward. Those ladies are all telling unique and fresh and fascinating stories, which is so important in this marketplace. There are so many authors, so many stories, so finding your own voice and style is vital, and very difficult.
Fiona: Name one entity that you feel supported you outside of family members.
I have a group called Wild With Wilder that is all fans who have been with me from the very beginning, since Big Girls Do It, and those women have been such staunchly loyal supporters of everything I do. I love them all dearly, and I’m so grateful for their support.
Fiona: Do you see writing as a career?
Absolutely! Jack and I have been making our living as writers for the last three years, and we plan and hope to keep writing as our career for the rest of our lives. We love it.
Fiona: If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your latest book?
I never look back. I love and believe in all my books, and I’m super, super proud of Badd Motherf*cker, which is due out Oct 28. Before that was Thresh, the second installment in the Alpha One Security series, and I’m also very happy with that. You can’t ever go back, you can only look forward and learn from what you’ve done.
Fiona: Do you recall how your interest in writing originated?
My interest in writing started with my love for reading.
Fiona: Can you share a little of your current work with us?
Honestly, no, I can’t, because what I’m working on right now is a secret, experimental project I’m not ready to share any details about, except that it’s going to be super different and fun.
Fiona: Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing?
Finding enough time to write all the stories I have percolating around in my head! I have so many stories plotted out right now that if I could write all day and night without ever stopping, I could write for a year and never run out of ideas.
Fiona: Do you have to travel much concerning your book(s)?
I used to travel very frequently for signings, but we’ve slowed down our travel schedule to be home with our kids more, especially our newest daughter, who’s just over a year old now.
Fiona: Who designed the covers?
My covers are all designed by the amazing and talented Sarah Hansen of Okay Creations.
Fiona: What was the hardest part of writing your book?
Each book has its own challenges. I usually hit a wall about halfway through the story where I wonder if I actually know where it’s going. When that happens I take a couple days off and when I go back, I’ve usually figured it out.
Fiona: Did you learn anything from writing your book and what was it?
I always learn something new. When I was writing the Madame X series for Berkley, I learned a lot about brain injuries, comas, and the various kinds of amnesia. When I wrote YOURS, I learned a lot about heart transplants and the fascinating world of volunteer emergency medical services like Médecins sans frontiers and Red Cross/Red Crescent.
Fiona: If any of your books was made into a film who would you like to play the lead?
Oh my, if Alpha were made into a movie, Alexander Skarsgard would HAVE to play Valentine Roth.
Fiona: Do you have any advice for other writers?
Always focus on writing the next story! Nothing will ever matter as much as the next story.
Fiona: Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers?
Thank you and I love you!
Fiona: What book are you reading now?
Professed by Nicola Rendell.
Fiona: Do you remember the first book you read?
Not a chance! I’ve read so many books in my life I couldn’t possibly remember them all, much less the first one!
Fiona: What makes you laugh/cry?
My husband, to both! LOL, just kidding. He does make me laugh pretty much all the time, and very little can make me cry. Although watching my kids do amazing things makes me cry happy tears. My oldest started football this year, and watching him do so well at a sport he loves makes me cry happy Mama tears.
Fiona: Is there one person past or present you would meet and why?
If I could meet Bethenny Frankel from Real Housewives of New York I’d probably fangirl like crazy. Bethenny is my spirit animal.
Fiona: What do you want written on your head stone and why ?
Ha! Um…I haven’t though about that.
Fiona: Other than writing do you have any hobbies ?
Riding my horse, Cowboy.
Fiona: What TV shows/films do you enjoy watching?
Real Housewives, Stranger Things, The Walking Dead.
Fiona: Favorite foods / Colors/ Music
Fiona: If you were not a writer what else would you like to have done?
I would go back to music, in some way.
Fiona: Do you have a blog/website? If so what is it?
Amazon Authors page USA https://www.amazon.com/Jasinda-Wilder/e/B0095HTK0A/ref=dp_byline_cont_pop_ebooks_1