Tuesday, May 28, 2013

J.R. Johansson's Deep Dark Secret (Plus HUGE Giveaway!)

I am so pleased to be hosting one of Jenn's stops on her giant pre-order giveaway. She has been a close friend for years now, and her novel INSOMNIA is so wonderfully creeptastic you don't want to miss out on it. Also, you don't want to miss a chance to win your very own Nook HD! Um, awesome prize or what? All you have to do is pre-order the book and enter on the form below!

For this stop on her giveaway hop, Jenn is revealing a deep dark secret. And it's pretty shameful, guys, considering how much she loves to scare the pants off other people.

Take it away, Jenn!

I’m a thriller author with a deep dark secret. Scary movies have always terrified me. I know, I know, it doesn’t make any sense. I write scary stuff, I should be able to watch it, right? This is one reason I resisted the idea that I should write dark stuff when my project started heading that direction. I kept thinking: I can’t even handle watching it, how can I write it?

But I can, and I do, and I love it.

There is something very different about creating the scariness. I can control it. And now that I’ve learned that, I started watching scary movies again and even though they still freak me right out, I like it a lot more than I used to. Maybe because part of my brain feels like it’s learning something at the same time, so I can’t be fully scared. Either that or I just scream, hide behind the couch cushions…and THEN take notes on how they did it. 

J.R. JOHANSSON is a young adult thriller author published with Flux & FSG/Macmillan. Her debut, INSOMNIA is coming June 2013. She has a B.S. degree in public relations and a background in marketing. She credits her abnormal psychology minor with inspiring many of her characters. When she's not writing, she loves reading, playing board games, and sitting in her hot tub. Her dream is that someday she can do all three at the same time. She has two young sons and a wonderful husband. In fact, other than her cat, Cleo, she's nearly drowning in testosterone.

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  1. I'm not fond of horror either (okay, just ghosts and zombies and heavy gore) unless I can control it.

    Also, I got an ARC of Insomnia and it is AMAZING!

  2. Im like that. I cant watch Zombie movies because they scare the bejesus out of me but I can read about them no problem :)