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I am very happy to welcome author Jennifer Macaire here today and thank her for kindly answering my questions! Read on to discover her responses, more about her and her book, A Remedy in Time. There’s also the opportunity to enter the Rafflecopter giveaway for a chance to win a $25 Amazon Gift Card!
Where did you get the inspiration for the book/series?
I’ve always been a dino-geek, and I hang out on a blog run by a scientist who works in a dead zoo (a museum…) and he posted a picture of a sabretooth tiger skull one day, and I just got to thinking – wouldn’t it be Cool to be able to go back and see one of those huge cats? And the rest was just finding the right person to go back in time, and making sure she didn’t get killed. 🙂
What is your writing process?
It used to be fairly regular – get up, take the kids to school, sit down and write. Now the kids are grown and I have a full time job, so it’s get up, take the dog out and feed it, then go to work. Get home, collapse – think about writing. On the weekends, I try to get as much done as possible in order to free up time to write, but it’s really hard. I should have used the first lock-down to write a whole series, but instead I decided to study Shakespeare’s plays. So I guess the short answer would be, my writing process is very choppy – a huge chunk here, a few words there – and then sheer panic when the deadline approaches.
Do you write using pen and paper or on a computer?
I’ll jot down notes with pen and paper, but mostly I doodle, so writing is done on the computer.
Who is your favourite character out of your stories and why?
It’s always the last character I’m writing, so this time the answer is Robin, because she really is terrific – but next time you ask, it might be someone different!
If you were a character in your story, which would you like to be?
Robin, because she really did get to see a sabretooth tiger!
How and why did you choose the names for your main characters?
I really don’t know – they sort of pop out of my imagination fully formed – complete with names and faces. I am trying to think if I’ve ever started a book with a character then changed his or her name – but I don’t think I did. Perhaps it’s my overactive imagination that invents them, grows them, then hatches them out for me – sort of a “Voila! Here’s Robin – now send her back in time! Oh, and try to kill her off, but make it fun!”
Thank you so much for having me on your blog! I’ve enjoyed answering your questions!
Thank you for answering my questions and letting me share your responses. Working full time, I’m amazed you still manage to make time for writing and I love the sound of your book!
To save the future, she must turn to the past . . .
San Francisco, Year 3377. A deadly virus has taken the world by storm. Scientists are desperately working to develop a vaccine. And Robin Johnson – genius, high-functioning, and perhaps a little bit single-minded – is delighted. Because, to cure the disease, she’s given the chance to travel back in time.
But when Robin arrives at the last Ice Age hoping to stop the virus at its source, she finds more there than she bargained for. And just as her own chilly exterior is beginning to thaw, she realises it’s not only sabre-toothed tigers that are in danger of extinction . . .
Jennifer Macaire lives in France with her husband, three children, & various dogs & horses. She loves chocolate, biking, & reading. She grew up in upstate New York, Samoa, and the Virgin Islands. She graduated from St. Peter and Paul high school in St. Thomas and moved to NYC where she modeled for five years for Elite. She went to France and met her husband at the polo club. All that is true. But she mostly likes to make up stories.
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