Monday, February 5, 2018

# 20 Questions

20 Questions with Crime Thriller Author Jennifer Chase @JChaseNovelist

Jennifer Chase is a multi award-winning crime fiction author and consulting criminologist. Jennifer holds a bachelor degree in police forensics and a master's degree in criminology & criminal justice. These academic pursuits developed out of her curiosity about the criminal mind as well as from her own experience with a violent sociopath, providing Jennifer with deep personal investment in every story she tells. In addition, she holds certifications in serial crime and criminal profiling.  She is an affiliate member of the International Association of Forensic Criminologists.

Her latest book is the crime thriller, Dead Cold.



1.      Are you a morning writer or a night writer?
Both. I try to write most mornings, but I find I get distracted with phone calls, household chores, and promotional stuff so many days I write at night.
2.      Do you outline or are you a pantster?
I’m an outliner because, for me, it’s my basic story roadmap. I need to know where I’m headed.
3.      Which comes first – plot or character?
For my Emily Stone Thriller Series, character comes first and then the building of plot and her adventures.
4.      Noise or quiet when working on your manuscript?
I need quiet as much as possible. If it isn’t quiet, then I like classical music in the background that won’t take my attention away from writing.
5.      Favorite TV show?
There are a few TV shows that I like, but one of my favorites would be Psyche. Sometimes after writing crime fiction, I need to laugh.
6.      Favorite type of music?
I love all types of music from classical to rock and some country to rap.
7.      Favorite craft besides writing?
My favorite hobby is photography, but I’ve recently learned the craft of stained glass.
8.      Do you play a musical instrument?
I play a smidge of piano.
9.      Single or married?
10.  Children or no?
No human children, just furbabies.
11.  Pets?
Yes, dogs and cats. I have a German shepherd, Ragdoll cat and Abyssinian (mix) cat.
12.  Favorite place to write?
In winter, I love my small, quiet office and in the summer I enjoy writing outside.
13.  Favorite restaurant?
Anything Italian.
14.  Do you work outside the home?
I’ve been a fulltime writer since 2009. I’m also a consulting criminologist for missing and cold cases.
15.  What was the name of the last movie you saw?
16.  Favorite outdoor activity?
17.  Pet peeve?
Dog walkers who don’t pick up after their dogs.
18.  Your goal in life?
Appreciating what I have and helping others.
19.  Your most exciting moment?
There are quite a few. Here are some: Getting married. Publishing my first book. Winning a gold medal for my crime thriller Dead Burn.
20.  The love of your life?
My husband.

About the Book:

Author: Jennifer Chase
Publisher: JEC Press
Pages: 326
Genre: Crime Thriller
What happens when one California community has a disturbing spike in homicides? It catapults cops into a deadly game of murder. Frozen human body parts hideously displayed at the crime scenes offers a horrifying interpretation that only a sadistic serial killer could design—and execute.

On the hunt for a complex serial killer, vigilante detective Emily Stone must face her most daring case yet. Stone’s proven top-notch profiling skills and forensic expertise may not be enough this time.

Young and ambitious, Detective Danny Starr, catches the homicide cases and discovers that it will test everything he knows about police work and the criminal mind. Can he handle these escalating cases or will the police department have to call in reinforcements—the FBI.

Emily Stone’s covert team pushes with extreme urgency to unravel the grisly clues, while keeping their identities hidden from the police. With one last-ditch effort, Stone dangles someone she loves as bait to draw out the killer. She then forces the killer out of their comfort zone with her partner Rick Lopez, and with help from a longtime friend Jordan Smith. A revelation of the serial killer’s identity leaves the team with volatile emotions that could destroy them.

The killer continues to taunt and expertly manipulate the police, as well as Stone’s team, and as they run out of time—they leave behind everyone and everything—in Dead Cold.




Jennifer Chase said...

Thank you for hosting Dead Cold and the fun interview :)

Jennifer Chase said...

Thank you for the interview :)

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