Hey guys! Today I have a COVER REVEAL for you-my first ever REAL cover reveal! But first, learn about the author, Jennifer Torres! Here is an interview with her!
1. Where did the idea for The Briny Deep Mysteries come from?
A few years ago I was sitting out in my backyard with my son, Timmy. It was a clear night and all the stars were shining so brightly. In Florida when the stars come out it’s amazing, they seem to go on forever. My son and I began to talk about an idea I had for a book. I wanted his teenage opinion on it. Before we knew it several hours had passed and we had come up with some amazing stories about a place called Briny Deep.
2. When did you start working on this series?
It took me about two years to finally decide to write this story. I was already a writer. I had written seven celebrity biographies on people like Paris Hilton and Mary J. Blige. I also was a newspaper reporter and freelance writer for more than 15 years. But it was leaving my job as a freelance writer to work at another job in marketing that really inspired me to finally write my own story. I really hated my new job! My boss was mean and the office was dreary – and one day I said to myself – I have to make my own dreams comes true because life is too short to be at a job that makes you unhappy. I thought about it – and realized that what makes me happy is writing stories about fantastical places with mystery, suspense and adventure. So I began writing The Briny Deep Mysteries that day – and six months later I found a publisher who loved the idea and offered me a book contact – for not one – but three books. Oh – and I left that horrible job!
3. Which do you prefer: Hardcover or Paperback?
That’s a good question. I want to say hardcover because they feel nice to hold. But since I live right by the beach and do a lot of reading there, paperbacks usually work out better for me. They are lighter, less expensive and if you get them a little wet, they dry out fast.
4. How often do you write?
I try to write every day, but I have a ten-year-old and two teenagers at home and they are a little loud sometimes. My favorite time to write is early in the morning – when it’s still dark outside and everyone is asleep. If I can get up two hours earlier than everyone else, it’s prime writing time for me. I also love to write when it’s rainy or stormy outside.
5. Where do you get inspiration from?
Ideas for stories have always come easy for me. I have a very vivid imagination and anything can inspire an idea for a book. It could be a dream, a song, a rainy day, a walk on the beach, or a person I see at the store.
6. Which authors do you get ideas from?
I’ve always loved to read and I absolutely love mysteries, so I would have to say that I got my vibrant imagination from the books I read when I was younger. Some of my favorite stories were; A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle, The Phantom Tollbooth, by Norton Juster, From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E. L. Konigsburg, and Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh. I really like stories about places with secret passageways, hidden rooms, and magical lands. My favorite author – and the one I get the best ideas from – is my husband, John Torres. He has written over 50 books and we really provide a lot of support and encouragement for each other to go after our writing dreams.
7. Where are The Briny Deep Mysteries available to purchase?
All three books in The Briny Deep Mystery Series are available for pre-sale on:
And other online booksellers! They will be available to purchase in bookstores September 1, 2014.
For more information people can visit me at:
My web site at:www.authorjennifertorres.com
My Facebook Author Page at:https://www.facebook.com/TheBrinyDeepMysteries
My Twitter Page at:https://twitter.com/Jenn__Torres
And now… here are the covers for all three books! What do you think? Tell us in the comments! Hope you enjoyed it!