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JENNIFER FROM “Jennifer Kelland Perry”

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Please sit back, and relax and meet Jennifer through an INTERVIEW WITH JENNIFER FROM “Jennifer Kelland Perry

In her own words:  My blog is my hangout for sharing thoughts and observations on life here on Perry’s Point and my corner of the world in general, through poetry, prose, musings, and local and travel photography. I also offer writing and blogging advice under the heading For Writers & Bloggers.

All about your BLOG:
Tell us about you lovely BLOG.

First, thank you so much for having me here! I really appreciate it.

And what a coincidence that you recently visited my home province of Newfoundland and Labrador while we were setting up this interview!

This is Esme adding a short blurb, with Jennifer’s permission:
Just to entice you all, I will once things settled down in my world (back in the normal day to day routine and back at my full time day job), I will be sharing some picture posts with you all of this most wonderful vacation and trip in a spectacular Newfoundland, Labrador and Nova Scotia.

1. What is the name of your blog and how did you decide on your blog name?
When I started my blog at the end of 2011, I called it Jennifer’s Journal. When I became published, I added a self-titled author page to my site and went with jenniferkellandperry.com/blog to keep things simple.

2. What prompted you to start on this blogging journey?
It was a combination of things. I’ve always been interested in writing, and once I had the chance to pursue it more actively, I thought a blog would be a perfect place to start. I had recently moved out of my birth city of St. John’s to rural Newfoundland.
That was when I began drafting my debut novel, Calmer Girls. Posting blog updates kept the words flowing. I also added nature photography to my blog because of the beautiful scenery where I live.

3. To date, what blogging achievement/s are you most proud of?
I’m happy to have I’ve met some pretty wonderful and creative people through blogging. As for being proud? I would have to say sticking with my original vision of getting published, and using my blog as an incentive to continue on the writing path. Currently, I’m working on my third book, this time one of speculative fiction.

4.How would you describe your own blogging style?
Informal and relaxed, and I like to mix things up a bit too. I share a Sunday Snap each week, a Blogger Bouquet monthly, and one of my cats guest posts every now and then with Vivian’s View From Here. And occasionally I share short pieces of writing under the category Friday Fiction.

5. What excites you most about blogging?
Connecting with so many other bloggers! I’m an active commenter on other blogs and I love when someone returns the favor.

6.What platform do you use and why?
I’ve always used WordPress because it’s user-friendly and I like the themes and the look of it.

7. What genre/topic/theme do you blog about? Do you ever deviate from that theme?
As I mentioned above, photography and writing are major themes. I particularly like sharing photos and articles from my corner of the world here in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.

8.How often do you blog per week or month?
I try to post at least once a week via Sunday Snap, although many times I blog twice a week.

9. Do you have any wisdom or tips regarding blogging to share with us?
I have three tips for new bloggers or for those who aren’t getting much traffic:
1. Blog consistently and answer all comments.
2. Engage with other blogs by commenting and/or sharing.
3. If your post is heavy on text, break it up with a few images.

10.Do you participate in linkup parties? How do you feel about it?
I used to link up with photo challenges quite often, but many of my favorites have been discontinued. I’d like to be more involved with sharing fellow authors’ book launches these days.

JENNIFER FROM “Jennifer Kelland Perry”

All about YOU:
Tell us something about you, the real YOU.

1. What do you like to do other than blogging?
I love to read, watch movies with my husband, take walks, visit family, and of course write.

2. Where do you reside?
In Newtown, a little rural community here in Newfoundland where my husband is from.

3. Are you an indoor or outdoor person?
Mostly indoor, but I do love being outside in summer and fall. I’m not into any winter sports because I don’t like the cold!

4. Do you still work, and if so, what is your trade/profession?
I work at writing full-time now.

5. Or are you retired?
I retired early from the banking industry when my husband and I moved here.

6. Do you wish to be 20-something or the age you are now and why?
Sometimes I wish I were younger but I’m mostly happy in my own skin and at my present age. I enjoy more peace of mind now than I did in my 20’s.

7. What makes your day a good and happy one?
I’m pretty easy to please. That said, if my day is productive, I’m happy, and if I spend time with loved ones, I’m happy.

8. Describe yourself in 3 words.
My Twitter bio hashtags sum me up nicely: animal lover, bookworm, and introvert.

9. Share with us 3 interesting facts about yourself.
I have one daughter and one son, both adults, and I’m immensely proud of them both.
I wrote a YA novella when I was fifteen. It was called Forget-Me-Not Summer.
When I was a child, my dad called me a little Question Mark because I was always asking “why?” and “how come?”
I think I’ve retained that curiosity about life – or maybe I’m simply nosy!

10. Do you have any other tidbits to share with us about yourself?
One of my best-loved quotes is from Gloria Steinem: “Writing is the only thing that when I do it, I don’t feel I should be doing something else.”
I can identify with that.

Last but not least:

1. Please share with us your social media links, in order for our readers to follow you!

My pleasure!

Website:   https://jenniferkellandperry.com/
Blog:         https://jenniferkellandperry.com/blog/
Twitter:     @JenKellandPerry

What are you waiting for I know you want to do it

What are you waiting for I know you want to do it

Interested to also participate in an Interview here on my blog?  Please do not hesitate to contact me via email via the previously listed link, and considered it done!  I look forward to hearing from you all.

JENNIFER FROM “Jennifer Kelland Perry”
  1. Such a fun interview, Esme and Jennifer, and so nice learn more about little Question Mark. A cute nickname! And the quote from Gloria Steinem is great – one I haven’t heard before. I also agree with your key’s to successful blogging. There are wonderful people out here and connecting is a blast. Happy Writing!

  2. Ahh… your Dad’s nickname for you is so sweet and has me smiling … Little Question Mark! Curiosity is so important for a writer and seems you had it from the start! Your YA novella at 15 has a great title … what was it about? Jennifer, it’s lovely to learn more about you and always a delight to visit your blog. The Blogger Boquet is a wonderful idea and brings joy to so many. Esme, thank you so much for this insightful and interesting interview. Wishing you both a good week and Esme I look forward to your post about your travels in this particular part of the world!

    • Ah, I miss my dad so much, Annika! He was a huge influence on me and perhaps my biggest fan. 🙂
      My teen novella was about a girl moving to Newfoundland and meeting a gorgeous boy. I call it my practice novel, and sure enough some themes came from it into Calmer Girls.
      Stay tuned next week for the next Blogger Bouquet. Thanks so much for your kind words of support and encouragement! So sweet of you to take the time to comment here!

  3. Hi Esme and Jennifer! It’s so nice to see you, Jennifer, on Esme’s blog. I learn a new thing about you every time I read another interview! You live in such a beautiful part of the world. I always enjoy seeing pictures of your surroundings and your cats, of course! Looking forward to reading your next book, too!

    • Hi Barbara – thanks for popping in and visiting here. Now, if you know me better, it will not come as a surprise that I also ask if you would like to come and showcase your blog here through an interview. I sincerely hope to hear from you soon.

    • Hi Barbara, thanks so much for taking the time to share your thoughts. I’m happy you enjoy my blog with your regular visits and of course your retweets! As for my cats and where I live, it’s raining cats and dogs out there today!
      I’m really excited about my current work in progress and look forward to you reading it. Can’t wait to hear what you think!

  4. Great interview, ladies! Jennifer is one of my favorite bloggers, so it was nice to learn more about her. I don’t like cold either! Thanks for the interview, Esme.

  5. Hi Jennifer–what an interesting interview. I too love that quote. It’s true too, innit?

    • Hi Jacqui – Thank you for visiting and commenting here on Jennifer’s awesome interview. May I ask if you would be interested in also doing one with us? I look forward hearing from you.

    • Hey Jacqui, thanks so much for dropping in!
      That quote is too true for both of us, I would say. Everything else can wait or not get done at all when there’s writing to enjoy. 🙂

  6. Your hashtag would work for me but I avoid social media. If I were not reading and writing, it would be like holding my breath…

  7. A great interview. I’m now following you, Jennifer. You live in a picturesque part if the world. I’m with you on not liking the cold though.

    • Yes, Darlene, I totally agree a very picturesque part of Canada. Hope to share some of our vacation pictures there shortly.

      • Esme, I apologize for not responding sooner, but I had a scheduling mix-up and thought this post was going live today! In any case, thanks for this chance to share myself with your followers. And please give me a heads up when you post about your visit to the east coast. I would love to share it with my followers. 🙂

        • Jennifer no problem at all, and thanks for your willingness to participate here. I need to get my ducks in a row and hope to do my post/s on the east coast in the not too distant future, and as I have your email address now, I will let you know in advance. Thanks

    • Thank you, Darlene, and thanks for following and sharing this on Twitter. I see from your bio you are a Canadian yourself, but you split your time with Spain? How exciting is that! I appreciate you stopping by and commenting. 🙂

  8. Hi Jennifer. HI Esme. Love this interview. Jennifer, I enjoy following your blog, reading your stories, and viewing the photographs of the amazing area you live. Yes, blogging connects us in so many wonderful ways. I’m with you; I prefer my age now to my 20s. So much more comfortable in my skin. AND, we both have now discovered (after other careers) that our full-time job is writing, and as introverts, that’s just perfect. Keep on writing and blogging for the pleasure of us – your readers. Thanks Esme for sharing a bit of Jennifer with us.

    • Hi Pamela = Thank you so much for visiting, reading and commenting here on Jennifer’s interview. WOW quickly visited your blog and would love to showcase you through an Interview. Would you be interested???

    • Pam, it’s so wonderful to see you here! Thanks for your many visits, your generous comments about my blog, and for giving me the encouragement to continue. It really means a lot to me.
      It seems we have a few things in common, doesn’t it? 😉

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