Author Spotlight: Jennifer Howard


And now it’s time for another author spotlight: Jennifer Howard!

1. Tell us a little about yourself.
My name is Jen and I’m a lunatic. No lie. I’m crazy, inappropriate, warped. I “lie” for a living, and I love it! I’m a wife, a mother, a daughter, a friend, a dog owner, and a super spy. Oops–I didn’t mean to say that. Now I’m gonna have to kill ya. Sorry. My bad.

2. When did you start writing, and why?
I have written all of my life. As to the why, it’s always been a part of me–it’s like breathing. I couldn’t exist and not write.

3. What do you write, and why? What do you enjoy about what you write? 
I write a little bit of everything–short stories, poetry, various genres of fiction. I haven’t tried nonfiction yet, but I’m always open to trying new things! (That to say, it’s always a possibility!) I like to switch things up, and it’s challenging to attempt different things. Sometimes it’s a flop, sometimes it’s brilliance–but every time, it’s fun! I enjoy writing, period!

4. What is your latest book? Any forthcoming books?
My currently released book is The Healing Heart. My work-in-progress is entitled The Steps to Karma. I also have a secret work-in-progress, as well. It’s a collaboration, and I’m EXTREMELY excited about it!

5. “Welcome To My Worlds”: Tell us a little about the world of your latest book.
The Steps to Karma is set in our world, mostly on the island of St. John, USVI. I absolutely liken Caribbean island life to a magical world. The scenery, the colors, the environment, the weather—purely magical!  In my book, I hope my descriptions do it justice!

6. Introduce us to some of your characters. What do you like about them?
My protagonist is named Karma Clark. She’s a burnt out D.C. divorce attorney who has some MAJOR issues and decisions to make! She’s strong, emotionally pent up, a hot mess! My favorite character, though, is Jae Jourdain. She’s 1/4 Thai, raised by her NOLA Creole Grammy, tattooed, dread locked, a hippie chick, and FUN! She interjects Cajun French phrases into her regular conversation–which throws Karma for a loop, at first. And she is the antithesis of ’emotionally pent-up’–which is GREAT to me!

7. A fun fact you would like your readers to know about you or your book:
I have travelled to St. John twice, my last trip being business and pleasure, research and vacation. I hope it shows in my book!


8. Blog/site link, and where your book is available:
My website is My blog is there, as well as descriptions and links to my currently published book, The Healing Heart, short stories, featured indie authors, and a sneak peek of The Steps to Karma. It’s fun! The Healing Heart is available for sale on, Barnes and and on iTunes:

About kyrahalland

Kyra Halland has always loved fantasy. She has also always loved a good love story. She combines those two loves by writing the kinds of romantic fantasy novels she loves to read, tales of magical worlds where complicated, honorable heroes and strong, smart, feminine heroines work together to save their world - or their own small corner of it - and each other. Kyra Halland lives in southern Arizona. She's a wife, mom and mom-in-law, proud grandma, and devoted servant to three cats. View all posts by kyrahalland

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