About Jennifer T Webb:
Jennifer T Webb was born in the deep South to a family who moved each year, when she was a child. As an adult she naturally became a traveler. Eventually, she went to Puerto Rico, a United States island commonwealth located in the Atlantic Ocean, with the Caribbean Sea at it’s Southern borders. For her, it was the most beautiful place she had ever seen. There, she had a near-death experience, that transformed her life completely and left her with ‘fatal longing’ (an NDE term) to return to the afterlife. After traveling as a pilgrim, she finally realized that she was glad to be alive.
Her story is one of redemption, survival, and the triumph of the human spirit over illness’ and circumstances, to find peace in living. She believes there are many reasons to live and she hopes that every person takes the time to find out what righteous and philosophic truths, spiritually fulfills them.
She is currently working full-time as an author and self-publisher. Her next book will be about adult NDE’s and how others occurrences tie in with hers, to show how NDEs are first-hand accounts of life after death, the afterlife, and spiritual immortality. Another book she is working on is a serious one about women and all they go through, after having suffered for many years. She almost lost her life again as related to these issues.
She now loves staying home, where she likes to read, oil paint, make crafts, and finds it a joy to bake cookies and pies!
What inspires you to write?
What inspires me to write is to find a place for all the words that float around me. Sometimes I feel like there are little bubbles full of dialogue in my head, like in cartoons.
Also, since I have been blessed to live through a near-drowning, during which I had a near-death experience, I am sure that by sharing this story I am fulfilling one of my purposes for being alive.
Tell us about your writing process.
My writing process is a bit moody, like me. When I am excited about what I am writing, then I find that early morning hours are my best times, when all is quiet around me. I can write for hours, until I have to take a nap. Then I get up and go right to it, while integrating my day into the times I get to focus. When there is a lot going on and things are busy in the house is usually when I will do other things that don’t require intense attention.
What advice would you give other writers?
The advice I would give other writers is to get writing! There are now all kinds of ways to get practice, like blogging or writing contests. When a person has an idea for a book, write it down. If it persists, work on it. Then the moment that a writer gets obsessed with the story unfolding, then I say, finish it. Even if it is full of words that make one question if that is what they should be writing, go right ahead, because when it is time to edit, those over-blown passages become either paragraphs that can be moved into the story that strengthens it, they can be deleted, or better yet, the passages can be cut out and saved as notes; sometimes there are parts of that running dialogue that can be the foundation for the next great idea, article, or blog post.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
When I decided to publish my book, I went with Amazon, because they were the inspiration I needed to push forward. With all that I have been through, there was no way to get a finished product, with a synopsis and endless publishing submissions, without a step by step path, which I found with KDP. Now I am enjoying self-publishing and am excited to publish more books!
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
The future of book publishing, in my opinion, is rock solid. There will always be printed books, because it is humanly comforting to hold a bound book. Digital publishing will also stay around and grow, because the sky is the limit! The wonderful thing about our day and age is that so many living beings can read, and once that world opens up to an individual, the search is on for the perfect book to suit the latest mood!
What do you use?: Professional Editor
What genres do you write?: Paranormal, Spiritual, Religious, Biography, Inspirational
What formats are your books in?: eBook