Author Spotlight: Jenny Hickman
This week we're celebrating Kristin and her release, The P.A.N.!
You can learn more about Jenny's fun book below, and then you can tune in to part two on our Instagram [@midnighttidepublishing] at 10am EST today for a live Q&A session with Elle Beaumont and Jenny Hickman. If you can't make it, you can always tune in to our facebook at 12pm EST and watch Lou Wilham and Jenny Hickman for another Q&A session!
If you can't make it and have questions, be sure to drop them below!
Get your copy of The P.A.N. HERE.
Congratulations on the publication of your new book! What does it feel like to have The PAN in the world?
To be honest, it’s such a relief. With my first publisher closing its doors two weeks before my original launch date and the resulting fiasco they caused, I feel like I can finally breathe now that this story is in the world.
How would you describe The PAN to someone who is interested in reading it?
The PAN is essentially a modern love story with a Peter Pan twist. My version of Neverland is kind of like Hogwarts for immortal teenagers. But instead of learning magic, they learn how to find and recruit fellow “lost“ children. And to fly. Because... well, what kind of story would it be if there wasn’t flying?
What was your inspiration for the Science aspect of The PAN?
I wanted to create a world where Peter Pan was real, and the whole fantasy aspect has been done before. So instead of magic, I use science/genetics to “explain” how that could happen.
What do you hope readers take away from this new release?
Besides a book hangover and a new book BF? (Ha!). I want readers to find an escape and to leave feeling like anything is possible.
What makes this book special/unique, and why should readers be sure to place it on their TBR list?
Instead of taking the readers to a fantasy-inspired Neverland, I create Neverland in our world. The PAN is contemporary, and fun, and filled with adventure and romance.
What kind of impact did writing The PAN have on you personally?
When I was little, I was obsessed with Peter Pan, and I always dreamed of flying. Writing this book, and creating this world, has made that dream come true.
How are you reflected in The PAN (or, how much of you is reflected in the book)?
I think my sense of humor peeks through. And Vivienne (the MC) and I both despise spiders. Seriously. Anything with more than four legs is just wrong.
What is your favorite thing to do to promote your book?
I love LOVED working on The PAN book trailer.
What is the biggest lesson you’ve learned while being a writer?
How to handle rejection. It stings. It sucks. But it’s necessary to grow personally and professionally.
Jenny grew up in Oakland, Maryland and currently lives in County Tipperary, Ireland with her lilting husband and two tyrannical children. Her love of reading blossomed the summer after graduating high school, when she borrowed a paperback romance from her mother during the annual family beach vacation.
From that sunny day forward, she has been a lover of stories with Happily-Ever-Afters. In early 2008, she wrote her first novel, The Mirrors at Barnard Hall. But it was not until she moved to Nashville, TN and met her mentor, Billy Block, that she was encouraged to self-publish the work in 2012.
You can find more about Jenny by visiting HERE