Jill Amy Rosenblatt is a writer and Self-published author of the suspense crime fiction series, The Fixer.
Let’s hear her inspiring journey in her words!
1. Please describe Jill Amy Rosenblatt:
Answer: I am the owner of an overactive imagination and a short attention span. I went to five colleges (I went to one college twice) before finally graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Writing and Literature in 2007. I returned to school a few years ago and graduated with a Master’s Degree in Literature and Creative Writing in 2013. I am a wannabee watercolourist and saxophone player. I don’t have any pets, but I think they’re a good idea.
2. Please describe your skills:
Answer: I am a fiction writer. I was fortunate to have my first two standalone novels, Project Jennifer and For Better or Worse, published by Kensington Press. I’m currently writing a suspense crime fiction series, The Fixer. The first two books in the series are The Naked Man and The Killing Kind. The third book, The Last Romanov, is scheduled to be published by the end of this year.
3. What inspired you to pursue your passion?
Answer: I love reading and I am a huge television and film fanatic. Basically, I always loved stories. I was the kid that sat in the back of the classroom staring out the window, daydreaming. I pursued screenwriting as my first love. I worked at that for quite a while until I had the courage to take one of the screenplays and convert it to a novel. The screenplay became my first published novel, Project Jennifer.
4. What are the difficulties you faced and how did you overcome?
Answer: I dealt with a debilitating case of writer’s block after For Better or Worse. I was always afraid, “What if it’s not any good?” or “What if no one likes it?” I was very lucky I had friends and family that helped me get through that and return to writing for the joy of the process without fear.
5. Your message to the audience/beginners?
Answer: Don’t give up. If you love what you’re doing and you know in your heart that it’s what you’re meant to do, keep at it. Everything feels like it takes forever, but you do make progress, and that progress builds over time.
Never stop learning and always be open to improving and evolving in your craft.
6. Where can the people find you?
Thank you, Jill Amy Rosenblatt, for taking the time to participate in our weekly column “Writer of the Week“.
Best wishes from Phonic Words for your future endeavours.
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