Author Guest Post With Jennifer M. Eaton

Jennifer M. Eaton has kindly agreed to guest post here about her work, and share her inspiration for becoming a writer in honor of her newest release, Paper Wishes.

 About The Author:


Jennifer M. Eaton is a contemporary blender of Science Fiction, Dystopian, and Romance.  Her work ranges from the sweet contemporary romances of Paper Wishes, to the dystopian society of Last Winter Red and Optimal Red, with a dusting of young adult paranormal just for fun in The First Day of the New Tomorrow.

While not off visiting other worlds, Jennifer calls the East Coast of the USA home, where she lives with her wonderfully supportive husband, three energetic boys, and a pepped up poodle.

Full time team leader, full time mom, and full time novelist… what more can you ask for?  Writing help did you say?  Well, sure!  Jennifer hosts an informational blog aimed at helping all writers be the best they can be. Stop on by and chat. She loves to hear from fans!


Her Contemporary Sweet Romance, Paper Wishes is currently available in ebook format.  The Dystopian novelette “Last Winter Red” is available as part of the “Make Believe” Anthology.   Each title is available from and and Smashwords.

Paper Wishes:  Jill has no idea what she wants for Christmas, but when it looks like her best friend Jack is going to get exactly what he asks for, Jill makes a Christmas wish that will change both of their lives forever.

Last Winter Red:  In search of a husband, Emily leaves the safety of the city and risks her life stepping into the outside world.  What she finds there will question the foundations of everything she believes in.

The First Day of the New Tomorrow:  When Maya’s dreams become reality, her reality becomes a nightmare.  (Available September, 2013 from Muse It Up Publishing)

Jennifer M. Eaton on the Web:
Email | Website | Blog | Twitter | Facebook | Manic ReadersGoodreads | Amazon
Guest Post:

Psst.  Guess what? I see dead people.

Pfft.  No, not really I’m just messin with ya.

But I do have delusions of little green men, shape shifters, and people struggling against impossible odds.

Yep, I’m an author.  I make up stuff, and people pay me for it.  How cool is that?

Inspiration comes from anywhere at any time, and I never know what it will be, or where.  Sometimes when I’m driving, an idea will hit me.  Most I just laugh off to keep myself sane. But then there are those two to three ideas that stay with me for the whole commute.  What if that character went to China?  What if she got lost in the woods and met a talking snake…. This is the time when the ridiculous becomes reality.  Can I make such a silly idea work?  Will it be exciting? Will it engage readers?

I can usually tell if a premise is good by how long the idea stays with me.  If it continues to develop, and sticks with me for a few days, I know I’ve got something.  I start to plot and outline it while it is fresh… and add it to the goody pile. Then once I finish what I’m currently working on, I delve into my pile of little gems and see what’s still speaking to me.

Yeah, ideas can come from anywhere.  Most ideas I let wither away, but some have the potential and interest that screams “I’m worthwhile” enough to spend a few months with them.

My only hope is that if I love it enough to spend three months to a year with a story, that others will love it enough to spend a week or two reading it.

Now, to be completely honest, I don’t have a story about a girl in China meeting a talking snake, so if that sound like fun, go ahead and write it.  I won’t scream foul.

What I am promoting right now is a Contemporary Romance with a chilly holiday theme.  I wanted to write a Christmas Romance, and the idea struck me to have an older woman slipping back into the dating scene after a twelve year marriage.  The whole idea was a little tame, so I gave it a spiritual/supernatural holiday twist that has left quite a few readers reaching for their tissues.

Paper Wishes is a story that proves that Christmas wishes can come true… even when you don’t know what you’ve wished for.

Yeah, I know it’s August, but what better way to beat the heat than with a little snow!

About The Book:

Paper Wishes FinalTitle: Paper Wishes
Author: Jennifer M. Eaton
Publication Date: August 6, 2013
Jill has no idea what she wants for Christmas, but when it looks like her best friend Jack is going to get exactly what he asks for, Jill makes a Christmas wish that will change both of their lives forever.


Paper White Purchase Links

Email | Website | Blog | Twitter | Facebook  | Manic Readers |  Goodreads | B&N | Amazon

Make Believe Purchase Links

Amazon | Barnes and Noble

Happy reading until next time!