The Write Side of Life

May 22, 2007 | Interviews

ST: Good Morning! We’re back with Jennifer Loy to learn more. Hi Jenn, thanks for stopping in today.
JL: Glad to be here.

ST: What made you decide to be a writer?
JL: Three years ago a tragedy hit my family that devastated me to say the least. My mother was murdered. After a year I just couldn’t stay in California anymore. I needed a change of scenery. I could barely drive past the church that we had her funeral in. So I moved to Hawaii and that is where my writing career began. I sat on many beaches and stared out at the ocean trying to figure out why things turn out the way they do. Hawaii is a paradise that I’ll never forget. It’s a place of healing, at least it was for me. I only lived there a year, but in the third month of being there, I purchased a laptop and decided to write my feelings down. Want to know what I wrote? Not about pain, not about guilt, and not about heartache. I wrote the funniest damn story I could think of. I surprised myself. Writing novels became a way of escape for me. I put myself in a happier place even for a moment and it has helped me move on in a positive way without forgetting my mother’s memory. I wrote five full length novels in Hawaii. RODEO DRIVE was #5.

ST: Jennifer, I’m so sorry you and your family had such a tragedy. You’ve certainly honored your mother with your fine writing.
JL: Thanks, Sloane.

ST: How long have you been writing?
JL: I wrote poetry as a teenager but now I just write novels.

ST: Do you find writing to be fulfilling? And in what way?
JL: I find it therapeutic. I can express whatever I want when I write and unlike talking to someone face to face if it comes out the wrong way, I can rewrite it so it’s understood properly.

ST: What’s a normal day like for you?
JL: I wake up and get my kids off to school and then I check my emails hoping that I’ll get word on another contract. Then I’m off to editing my work or writing a work in progress.

ST: With your busy life how do you find time to write?
JL: Whenever I get a moment of peace, ha ha, I write as much as I can. Whether it’s a scene or a few chapters. It’s definitely a struggle when you have young children but I don’t give up and I have no problem stopping and upon returning pick right up where I left off.

ST: I know you’re in a hurry today because of the big day on the Triskelion Books and Fever loops sharing excerpts from RODEO DRIVE. Will we see you back here on Wednesday?
JL: Bright and early!

Thank you all for coming out today. Remember, if you have any questions feel free to ask and Jennifer will be happy to answer. Until tomorrow then…

Happy Writing!

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6 Responses to “The Write Side of Life”

  1. Jmorgan Says:

    As always you are an inspiration to me. I can’t wait for the book to come out.

  2. Jennifer Loy Says:

    Thanks JMorgan! I hope it comes out soon!

  3. Minx Malone Says:

    Jen, you remind us all of the reasons we should be grateful. You’ve used your writing in a very uplifting way and now you inspire your readers to see the positive in their lives too. You’re amazing girl!


  4. Megan Rose Says:

    Jennifer, what an amazingly strong woman you are.

  5. Helen Ravell Says:

    The best writing comes from deep emotion. What happened was indescribable. What came of it is brilliance. I’m sorry for what made you write, but I’m glad you do, or I would never have known I was one third of the terrible triplets.

  6. Jennifer Loy Says:

    Thank you Minx, Megan, and Helen. I appreciate all your kind words. I am so grateful to the wonderful authors I’ve met in this business who help and support me.