HEIDI'S PICK SIX: Jennifer Allis Provost


Jennifer Allis Provost

1. Which of your characters is your favorite?
In Heir to the Sun, my favorite character is Caol’nir. He’s young, impetuous, short-tempered, and lazy. He hates his role as a temple guard; in fact, the only reason he remains in the position is because his father is the Prelate. Then Caol’nir meets a priestess from the east, Alluria, and realizes that if he wants to be near her, he must leave his childish behavior behind. When it is made apparent that priestesses are in danger he takes matters into his own hands, and is instrumental in saving Parthalan.

2. Tell me about your travels.
I’ve been up and down the East Coast, as well as to California and Las Vegas. (No, I didn’t win big) I’ve also been to Ireland, Switzerland, Austria, Germany, The Czech Republic (back when it was Czechoslovakia), Lichtenstein, and the Virgin Islands. The places I’d most like to return to are Prague and Ireland, the former because it’s such a rich destination, the latter because we weren’t there for very long and there’s so much more to see! But then, the good destinations are like that.

3. Coffee, tea, or milk?
Oh, coffee. Most definitely coffee.

4. What else can you do besides write?
I sporadically make and sell jewelry. I own a violin (it’s purple!) but when I play it sounds like I’m torturing cats. I dabble in painting and graphic arts, yet I can’t manage to repaint my bathroom.

5. Who are you reading right now?
6. Pop culture or academia?
7. What is the toughest scene you ever wrote?

8. Where do you find your inspirations to write?
Everywhere! My current WIP, tentatively titled Copper Girl, was inspired by a twisted pine tree in my former employer’s parking lot. I wondered if it could be a door to the Otherworld…

9. Food you could eat everyday.
10. Are you into sports or other physical activities?
11. What kind of music speaks to you?

12. Do you outline your stories or do they just take you along for the ride?
My characters have a great deal of free will. I start with a basic plot sketch, then I plunge in and start writing. I always end up with many cut scenes, but I feel that just contributes to backstory.

13. Celebrity crush.
14. Who are the biggest influences on your work?
15. Do you still watch cartoons?

Jennifer Allis Provost is a native New Englander who lives in a sprawling colonial along with her beautiful and precocious twins, a dog, two cats, a parrot, and a wonderful husband who never forgets to buy ice cream. As a child, she read anything and everything she could get her hands on, including a set of encyclopedias, but fantasy was always her favorite. She spends her days drinking vast amounts of coffee, arguing with her computer, and avoiding any and all domestic behavior.

Her novel Heir to the Sun is available in paperback.

WEBSITE - http://jenniferallisprovost.com/Home_Page.html

- http://www.facebook.com/jennallis

- http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/2975887.Jennifer_Allis_Provost

- http://twitter.com/parthalan


  1. Prague is definitely a place my husband and I want to visit again. We only had three days there last time, and that wasn't nearly enough. Talk about a magical, gritty place!

    Thanks for stopping by, Jennifer.

    :) Heidi

  2. Awesome and entertaining. Heir to The Sun sounds great. (*Cary stared upwards, seeing his 'to-read' pile growing ever higher*).

  3. Thanks for stopping by, Cary. I know what you mean about that TBR pile--but isn't it exciting?!

    ;) H


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