September 20, 2019
Welcome to the Winner's Circle where we celebrate the success of our ICL students. Today we are celebrating published author Jeanette Andersen!
What is the name of your book? Who is the publisher?
Hidden Secrets published by Idea Creations Press
If She Only Knew published by Limitless Publishing
Billionaires Club Anthology published by CRAVE Publishing
Craving Forbidden Anthology published by CRAVE Publishing
Craving Loyalty Anthology published by CRAVE Publishing
My Poetic Soul published by Denim Blues
Tell us a bit about your path to publishing, from idea to submission to published book.
I look for opportunities like Pit2Pub on Twitter. There I got lucky and If She Only Knew was selected by 3 publishing companies. Limitless Publishing turned out the best.
How long have you been writing?
I've been writing off and on since I was in 1st grade. I have a box full of stories dated way back to my childhood.
What's your favorite genre to write and why?
Varies, but I love romance, action, and intense.
What ICL courses have your taken?
Writing for Children and Teens
Pipeline to Publication
How has taking our course helped your writing and/or career?
Taking the Institute of Children's Literature classes helped me a lot in knowing how and what to write about. It helped open more doors in my thinking brain.
Have any of your class assignments been published? If so, where and when?
Part of my assignments were part of my first book, Hidden Secrets.
Do you have a favorite writing tip you'd like to share?
Never, never give-up. Keep on pushing yourself and sooner or later it will be done.
If you could travel back in time and give yourself one piece of writing advice, how far back would you go, and what would you tell yourself?
Look around for better editors that you can cooperate with. It might take longer and spend more money, but in the end, when you find the right one, it's worth it.
Please tell us the best or most valuable thing you learned from your experience with ICL.
The most valuable thing I experience was to know I can and am a writer.
What made you want to be a writer?
When I was in ninth grade, I wrote down a goal to write a book. I did and furthered my ambitions and got it
Do you use your own name or a different name as an author?
I use my first and middle name initials, J.S. Andersen.
J.S. Andersen lives in Idaho where she loves to hike, sew, do crafts, photography and of course writing. She loves to write about Suspense, Romance Novella, Mysteries, and on.
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