Jennifer Tucker is a design draftsman in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, where she lives with her two sons, Julian and Adrian.
Tucker spent most of her youth in Denver, Colorado, and Roswell, New Mexico. Aside from her career in the architecture and design field, she has also worked in public service with the US Department of Labor’s Job Corps program.
Writing has been a hobby of Tucker’s for more than three years. Irreparable is her first book, but she promises it is not her last.
Describe Your Desk:
My desk is nothing fancy, but I would say it has character. I have a large bulletin board that sits above my desk I use for my story board. I have antique world maps that surround my desk on the wall and then Captain America collectors mugs that sit on my desk (favorite superhero). My favorite book is also placed on my desk, Pride and Prejudice. The most incredible thing about my desk, to me, is that it was my brother's. I write where he once wrote, I create where he once created, I dream where he once dreamed.
What's the Story behind your latest book?
A nightmare I had. I wrote it down and continued with a story.
What is the greatest Joy of Writing for you?
Probably the liberation I get from writing, or perhaps seeing the story come together nearing the end. Both, I say, they are both my greatest joy.
What are you working on next?
Two different stories I am developing now. I can't decide which one I want to do first!
What is your writing process?
Craziness, really. But I put all the craziness in a timeline. I like writing the middle and end first, then leading up to it. Go back and check for any contradictions, reread the story, and edit several times. Also, I'm okay if I change the plot halfway through the book. I say it gives it a little extra something. I write mostly in the mornings, it is when I am able to imagine and create the best. Coffee and writing are some of my favorite things. I also have to get into character, thought-wise, if that makes sense. I have to develop how a character will think, what decisions the character will make based off the personality I created. I really enjoy that as well.
Who are your favorite Authors?
What do you read for pleasure?
I enjoy mystery and suspense, but utopian and dystopian are what I enjoy reading the most.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in several different places. The Denver area, a small town in Kentucky, and Roswell, New Mexico. Growing up in different cities and towns exposed me to many different and diverse communities. I met new people and personalities all the time; it was great for writing novels.
When did you first start writing?
I wrote a lot in high school, but never thought of writing a novel one day. I didn't get serious about wanting to write a novel until about three years ago. Finally, I got an idea and knew what I wanted to write, then Irreparable happened.
Do you remember the first story you ever read and the impact it had on you?
Oh man, I don't remember that! (my memory is shot!)
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
My children, they are some of the strongest kids I have met. Their laugh reminds me that whatever life throws at you, you just keep going and keep smiling while taking on the world.