Interview with Author Jannette Fuller

My guest today is author Jannette Fuller. Hello! Welcome to Writing in the Modern Age! It’s such a pleasure to have you here.

Can you tell us a little bit about your latest book? When did it come out? Where can we get it?

Transgression is a YA novel entwined with mystery, suspense and a touch of the supernatural. It's also my debut novel. The story is based on freewill and what happens when a person gives in to sin (realized or not). It releases on October 21st and will be available on Amazon.
Great! Congratulations on your upcoming release!
So, is there anything that prompted Transgression? Something that inspired you?

I wanted to write a story that illustrates what it looks like when a person is being persuaded by evil forces--spiritual and mundane. In Transgression, when Amber gives in to sin, that particular sin latches onto her in the form of a spiritual chain. The more she gives in to sin, the chains move upward, binding her with more force/power.
Sounds interesting!

Let's try a different question.
When did you know you wanted to write? Or has it always been a pastime of yours?

Ive always enjoyed reading, but my love for books blossomed in my late thirties. I was taking online classes at Liberty University when this unexpected passion to write took place. 

Nice! It's fascinating to hear about an author's journey. :)

Do you have any favorite authors yourself, Jannette?

Mandy Fender (author of the Defier Series), Nadine Brandes (author of the Out of Time Series), C.S. Lewis and Frank E. Peretti.
All right.

Do you write in a specific place? Time of day?

It varies. Sometimes I write in bed, other times I write in the living room (with the TV on for background noise). TV and music seem to make writing more enjoyable, a little bit easier.
Wow! I'm glad that works for you. Most of the time I need silence, although certain types of music seem to spur creativity for me. I don't think the TV could serve as anything more than a distraction for me when I'm writing. LOL.

So, are there any words you'd like to impart to fellow writers? Any advice?
Writing schedules are great, but if you dont have one, write as often as you can. Passion, consistency, and perseverance will eventually turn your story into a completed manuscript.
I agree! Thank you for offering those words of wisdom.  

And thank you so much for stopping by to visit us here today at Writing in the Modern Age.  It was so nice having you!  :)
  Readers, here is the blurb for Transgression.

Agent Yagil faces the fight of his calling as a Guardian Angel. His newest assignment is going to take every bit of perseverance and patience he has.

Seventeen-year-old Amber Reynolds is looking for some freedom and independence from her rigid lifestyle. Going behind her parents back, she takes a part-time job at the renowned inn located within Ambrosial Acres.

As Agent Yagil watches over Amber, he discovers things are not what they seem. Despite its wondrous beauty, Ambrosial Acres hides a dark and supernatural secret.

Between Amber
s new coworker crushes, her menacing stalker, a mysterious online stranger, and the evil agents out to lead her down a path of self destruction, Agent Yagil struggles to keep her safe. To keep her from using her freewill that will bring harm to herself--and others.

Will Agent Yagil succeed? Or will his shortcomings get in the way?


Here is an excerpt.

Ten minutes had gone by since Amber went into the girls’ restroom. What was she doing in there? Shaving her legs? Texting someone? The door swung open and I tilted my head, squinting. Before she walked in, she had on a white cardigan and khaki pants, but now she wore a black hoodie and a pair of skinny jeans.
She must have stashed another set of clothes into her backpack—when I wasn’t looking. About the makeup, she didn’t have any on this morning either. She looked like a raccoon, and I was itching to wipe off her thick layer of obsidian eyeliner. Her dark red lipstick irritated me even more.
Is it a form of rebellion? An attempt to target the opposite sex? Or is it a way to fit in with her peers?
I picked up the pace as she rushed upstairs. She slid into a desk at the back of the room as I leaned my back against the cold wall. A group of teenagers occupied the remaining desks.
Amber tilted her head to the side as if studying something.
But that was impossible! If she could truly see me, she’d jump out of her desk, stumble to the floor, and run out of the classroom, screaming at the top of her lungs. Or she would faint before she had a chance to do either of those things.
Curious to know what she was really looking at, I turned around. It was a chart—a very visual one—of the reproductive system. Of course, out of all the classes we could be in, we had to be inside Sex Ed.
Hallelujah! After five classes, second period lunch, and several bathroom breaks, the last bell of the day finally buzzed. She raced to the parking lot and cranked up her Jeep. Once she left the school grounds she sped all the way to Coppice Lane. She slammed on the brakes and whipped the wheel to the left. I, on the other hand, continued to go straight, heading for a group of laurels. Oomph!
I better get a promotion for this.
I peeled my face off the tree and spit out a few leaves, then followed her down the road for another mile. She came to a halt in front of the wrought iron gates. Cherubim statutes, crisscrossing their swords, towered above them. A metal sign—right above their heads—said WELCOME TO AMBROSIAL ACRES.
The gates swung open and the Jeep crept through.
A tall man with a brawny physique walked out in the middle of the road. His long, jet-black hair blew behind him as he threw a hand up, signaling her to stop.
“Welcome. I’m Micah…the groundskeeper.” He studied her for a brief moment, and then continued, “If you’re here to visit the Inn, then proceed down this road until you reach the four-way intersection. Follow the sign that says SOUTH. When you arrive, you’ll see a wooded parking lot.”
“Thanks.” Amber smiled timidly.
He eyeballed the Jeep as she drove away, his blue eyes glinting immensely. With a man like that guarding the front entrance, intruders didn’t stand a chance.
Almond blossoms with pink petals lined either side of the road. A group of men worked in the vibrant green fields lying right behind them. Some were pushing wheelbarrows while the others raked up leaves. They waved at Amber as she drove by.
A young man with safety glasses, holding a leaf blower, looked up and grinned in my direction. My nerves became unsettled.
Can he see me?
But then he pulled his gaze away, blowing grass and flower petals everywhere. Okay, that made the second time today when I questioned the invisibility function of my suit. I better have it checked out by one of the celestial tailors—just in case.
She arrived at the four-way intersection. The wooden signs on the lampposts rocked back and forth, each one engraved with the four cardinal points—north, south, east, and west. A set of wrought iron gates stood behind them.

Wow! This book sounds great! We'll be sure to check it out next month! :) 

Don't forget to mark your calendars for October 21st, readers! 

Author Bio 

Jannette loves spending time with the Lord and her family. She's a fangirl of everything lovely, and always tries to see the best in everyone, except for the villains in her YA series Ambrosial Acres.

When she’s not blogging or writing her latest article, she listens to sermons while sweating away unwanted calories, cleans the house until it sparkles, laughs at the silliest things, and enjoys the outdoors, especially her daily walks through the enchanted forest.

Of course there’s more to be said, but then her bio would end up being a memoir.
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