Her latest story, “Under Loch and Cay” can be found in the SOMETHING WICKED anthology, available October 2012. In her newest YA tale, friends Rachel and Kendra are college students by day and demon hunters by night who use their individual “gifts” to keep their small seaside town safe. When an odd stranger appears who insists on helping the girls, they’re not sure whose side he’s really on. Can these demon-hunting besties save the day and their dropping GPA’s? Find out in October.
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Now, without further adieu, Jenny opens up her diary and shares a few secrets by answering our Five In The Hive questions. Thanks for playing along, Jenny.
1. First book you fell in love with? “The Secret Garden.” My obsession with England started with the discovery of Disney’s “Robin Hood” at age four and was solidified with “The Secret Garden” around age eight. I read it basically on repeat and longed for my own walled garden of secrets (which totally sounds like a euphemism, right?). Unfortunately, without a Dickon of my own (which also sounds dirty), my gardening ability stops at picking up bouquets at my local florist.
2. Favorite “forget-the-diet” dessert? I have an Eric Cartman-like love of pie. Any fruit pie will turn my head (like those saucy little minxes raspberry and strawberry-rhubarb), but my true love is banana cream. I don’t like any other cream-based pies or anything else banana-flavored (except for, you know, bananas), but put those two magical ingredients together, and I’m yours.
3. Book Character Crush? So. Many. Obviously, Mr. Darcy from “Pride and Prejudice,” that goes without saying. But also Kartik from the Gemma Doyle trilogy (go pick up the first book, “A Great and Terrible Beauty” immediately), Gilbert Blythe from the Anne of Green Gables books, Jon Snow from the Game of Thrones books (yes, the series is really called A Song of Ice and Fire, but that is just SO geeky). And then, of course, there is Ron Weasley. He is probably my favorite character ever, and I love him with all my heart, but I would never try to come between him and Hermione.
4. In a battle between Frankenstein’s monster and Dracula, who wins? Dracula, hands down. Frankenstein’s monster just wants some love (don’t we all), and Dracula is known for seduction … then chowing down on your neck. Still, the tragically misunderstood monster would melt for a bit of love and acceptance from the vampire prince, then they’d probably form some sort of Monster Acceptance League and stage a super popular kiss-a-thon to raise public awareness. Voldemort would join them. Somebody go get on that fanfic right now.
5. Dirty little secret: I don’t get poetry. Like, at all. It’s strange, because I love Shakespeare, and what makes his plays is the genius rhyming verse. But if you were to take, say, “Macbeth,” pull it out of iambic pentameter and slap Emily Dickinson’s name on it, I’d probably go from “yay!” to “meh.”