Here we go with the other half. Let’s make Ms. Wright feel welcome as we learn about her four-part YA series!
1) How long have you been writing?
I have been writing forever… since grade school at least. I wrote a lot of poetry and made little greeting cards with poetry back then, then it evolved into stories and then eventually books.
2) How many balls do you juggle on a daily basis, and how do you manage to keep them all in the air (usually), (ball = work, writing, family, etc.)
I have five children, a busy husband, my own tour company, my writing, my social media, my house work (A LOT of housework), the yard work and like a million other things. Lol. I keep them all in the air because of some kind of miracle, I really have no idea how I do it.
3) What can you tell us (beyond the normal blurbs) about The Vampire Hunter Daughter series? How and why did you decide to release it as a series of shorter stories?
I can tell you that The Vampire Hunter’s Daughter series is about a girl named Chloe who’s mother was murdered by vampires right in front of her. The vampires almost kidnap her but she is suddenly rescued by a group of vampire hunters. They take her home to their community and she finds out that she is related to the vampire hunters, namely, her grandfather whom she has never met. The vampire hunters are a breed, decended from angels and demi gods, so they have special gifts and are born warriors. In this community they are trained from birth to kill vampires. Chloe decideds to stay, because she wants to train and get tough so she can avenge her mothers death. Around the same time, she discovers that the vampire responsible for killing her mother…is her father. I decided to release this as a short series because I just thought the first one would be a little short I would release for funn, I never thought it would be what it is now.
4) What is it about the paranormal genre that you like so much? And reading the blurbs, it sounds like this might be more a YA series than regular adult fiction? Please, correct me if I’m wrong.
The Vampire Hunter’s Daughter is for sure YA. I like the paranormal genre because I like supernatural stuff and writing it makes me feel less restricted in what I can do. I can do anything when magic and powers are involved.
5) Do you think you’ll move to another genre, and if yes, what to and when?
Hmm, I really don’t know. I do, however have a post apocalyptic series in the very beginning stages. (TM – WOOT!)
6) Sweet or sour?
7) Chocolate or vanilla?
Jennifer Malone Wright resides in the beautiful mountains of northern Idaho with her husband and five children. Between the craziness of taking care of her children, whose ages range from fifteen all the way down to one year, and being a homemaker, Jennifer has little time left for herself. The time she does have left, usually leading far into the night, is spent working on freelance work or her beloved fiction.
When she grew up, Jennifer always had her nose in a book. She has been writing stories and poems since grade school. This love of the written word and her strong interest in the paranormal is what has led to her first novel “The Birth of Jaiden.”
In addition to being a mother and homemaker, Jennifer is also a very proud military wife. Moving around the country for the last eleven years has made her a bit of a nomad and she finds it difficult to be in one place for too long.
Fourteen-year-old Chloe witnesses her mother’s murder at the hands of a vampire. Before the vampire can kidnap her, there is an unexpected rescue by a group of vampire hunters. Overwhelmed by the feeling of safety, Chloe passes out and they whisk her away to their small community.
When Chloe wakes, she comes face to face with the only other living relative, besides her mother, whom she has ever met: her grandfather. Chloe’s mother kept her hidden from the family; now, Chloe tries to unveil the family secrets.
Through her grandfather, she learns her mother was a vampire hunter. In fact, her entire family is descended from the powerful bloodlines of vampire hunters. Chloe agrees to join the family she has never known for one reason only: Chloe vows to kill the vampire responsible for her mother’s murder.
With vengeance in her soul, Chloe is even more determined to follow through on her vow when she discovers the true identity of her enemy and how he is connected to her.
In the second installment of The Vampire Hunter’s Daughter, Chloe Kallistrate’s life has been turned upside down. After witnessing the vampire attack that left her mother dead, she’s adopted by her grandfather into a community of vampire hunters. Although she is directly descended from ancient, powerful vampire hunters, the rigorous training schedule begins to break her down. All she wants, all she has ever wanted, is to be a normal teen.
Chloe finds renewed motivation from an unexpected encounter with a fledgling vampire, the first she has seen since her mother’s death. Staring into the glowing red eyes of the vampire, Chloe freezes, forgetting all her training. After the vampire is vanquished by her friend and mentor, Drew, Chloe resolves to train harder, to be the best, and to kill the vampire who had her mother killed. Finally mourning her mother, Chloe allows her revenge to drive her, accepting that her life will never be normal.
In the third installment of The Vampire Hunter’s Daughter, Chloe Kallistrate’s first Christmas without her mother is difficult. As part of the grieving process she visits her mother’s grave for the first time and there, she is visited by Sostrate, the immortal demi-god from whom she is descended.
As she comes of age, Chloe is changing and developing the gifts unique to her heritage. She discovers a new power she must learn to use and control, as if being a teenager wasn’t difficult enough. During this emotionally chaotic time in her life, the community is attacked, her grandfather injured and hunters are killed. After almost losing her only remaining family, Chloe questions whether her continued presence in the community will sacrifice everyone she has come to care about.
In the fourth installment of The Vampire Hunter’s Daughter, Chloe and the other vampire hunters are suffering the aftermath of the vampire attack on their community. Many hunters were injured, and loved ones were murdered. More than that, there is a loss of security and peace since the hunters’ safe haven was breached and invaded. Chloe and Drew struggle just to get along and understand each other without Luke there to guide them.
During this period of uncertainty, Chloe and Drew both try to live a normal life as teenagers by going to the New Year’s bash, she with Gavin and Drew with Christina, Chloe’s recent rival. Chloe is, once again, reminded that nothing is ‘normal’ in her life any more, when she begin to show signs she’s developing supernatural gifts from her father’s bloodline, too.
The bash does little to lift her feelings of guilt and responsibility for the attack on the community, because she knows it’s her presence there that caused the vampires to attack the hunters. This attack nearly took the life of her only remaining family member from her mother’s side. She doesn’t want to put anyone else she loves at risk.
Hope you enjoyed the visit from Ms. Wright. Coming next Monday, I’ll be hosting Roni Loren, author of the BDSM Ranch series. Hope to see you then!