Jessica Jaster lives in Iowa with her husband and her (currently) one year old and two year old. She has always had an over-active imagination and has been making stories up in her head for herself for as long as she can remember and finally decided to start writing them down (when she is not busy chasing the two little ones around anyway) and sharing them with anyone interested. Most ideas she has so far for her novels are for young adults, some fantasy, some science fiction and some normal contemporary story-lines.
1. What is one item you cannot live without? Paper. (I'd say paper and something to write with, but that would be two things. And really if I needed to I could use berry juice or something to write with if I didn't have a writing utensil. Although, I guess I could also use tree bark or something else to write on too. Hmm, I might be over-thinking this a little.) Anyway, I can't live without paper because I NEED to write and draw and therefore NEED my paper!
2. What is your favorite song/singer? My favorite song, right now (it changes frequently), is What If by Emilie Autumn. My favorite singer (or band in this case), which also changes frequently, would be either Halestorm or Metallica.
3. What is your favorite season? Spring! All the green lushousness and finally getting rid of the coldness (ick).
4. What has been your worst vacation? Well, I have been on very few vacations, but I guess the worst would be a camping trip I took with my husband. The site we had picked to set up our tent was supposed to be just a little over a mile away from where we had parked, but we took a wrong turn somewhere or something because it ended up taking us a few hours. The walk itself may not have been that bad, except that we had all our equipment and a whole bunch of water to carry. So, by the time we got to the site, our muscles were already extremely sore and we were exhausted. But it was already getting dark out so we had to get the tent put up and the fire started right away instead of resting. And then there was the fact that it was like land of the mosquitoes there. Seriously, not even the fire or bug spray kept them away. Then, even though the weather was supposed to be good, it poured that night, making for a very wet and cold morning. We tried to go fishing the next day and didn’t catch anything; however, we did manage to break one of our brand new fishing poles. Needles to say, we ended up cutting that vacation short. I guess at least it was a bit of an adventure, right?
5. What is your guilty pleasure? This may seem weird since I’m a writer, but it’s actually reading. The thing is that I have so much I need to do, with my own writing, my two kids and everything around the house, that I really shouldn’t spend much time reading. Of course, I do anyway.
6. What is your favorite book/author? My favorite book(s) would be the Grey Wolves series by Quinn Loftis. I cannot pick just one of them because they are all fantastic. My favorite author right now is a three way tie between Quinn Loftis, Richelle Mead, and Chuck Palahniuk.
7. What is your hobby? Besides writing? I love drawing, although I have not done a lot of it lately with the little ones running around. I also love archery and knife-throwing.
8. What is your favorite movie/actor/actress? My favorite movie is The Hangover, favorite actor is Johnny Depp (amazing actor and hot, even if he is my father’s age…that’s kind of weird isn’t it? Oh well.), favorite actress is a tie between Ellen Page and Emma Stone.
9. What is your favorite food? Hot dogs. I’m sorry, but yes, I love hot dogs. I don’t know why, I just always have. And yes, I do know how they are made and what they are made of and have even seen video of them being made. This does not deter me in the least.
10. Who would you like to meet (dead or alive)? I’ll give you both a dead and alive. Dead (and pretty much no one is going to know who this is) – Nikola Tesla. Tesla spoke eight languages, almost single-handedly developed technology that harnessed the power of electricity for household use, and invented things like electrical generators, FM radio, remote control, robots, spark plugs, fluorescent lights, and giant-ass machines that shoot enormous, lightning bolts all over the place. The thing is that he has been given little to no credit for any of his work. Of course, he also was prone to nervous breakdowns, claimed to receive weird visions in the middle of the night, spoke to pigeons, and occasionally thought he was receiving electromagnetic signals from extraterrestrials on Mars. Even with all that, maybe even more so because of it, he is pretty bada** to me. Heck, I even named my son after him. (Yes, his name is Nikola Tesla Jaster.) Now that I have bored you all with a little science/history lesson. The person I would like to meet who is alive, is Quinn Loftis because she seems like a pretty bada** chick and her books crack me up.