Author’s Studio with Jen Naumann

My favorite part of the Actor’s Studio is when he asks them the list of Proust Questionnaire, it’s actually the only part I like. It’s a great way to see who these actors really are without them promoting their latest movie or project. So I thought what better way for readers to get to know an author better too. Every two weeks I will introduce you to an author and together we will probe into their minds. This week I’m excited to talk to Jen Naumann


Growing up in the 80ies, Jen became a huge sci-fi nerd and developed an obsession with movies–E.T., Star Wars, Ghostbusters and Goonies being among a few of her favorites. She is a book, movie and music junkie with a love for anything paranormal and unusual. She is married to a farmer in southern Minnesota and tries to follow the madness of her four active children.

Now it’s time for the:

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1. What is your favorite word?

Ornery. My father-in-law used to say it all the time and I would tease him relentlessly.

2. What is your least favorite word?

Theatre. I can never spell it correctly.

3. What turns you on?

Singers that can play guitars. Tattoos are nice, too.

4. What turns you off?

Negative people. Life is too short for that.

5. What sound do you love?

Jack Johnson’s voice. It makes everything better!

6. What sound do you hate?

Country music. Like nails on chalkboards.

7. What is your favorite curse word?

Jackhole. Not sure if it’s really a word or if I invented it. It started as a way for me to not swear so badly in front of my children, but now that they’re getting older I find myself letting everything fly (oops).

8. What profession other than yours would you like to attempt?

A film composer! They get to be behind the scenes on all the movies, and I feel like the music they choose can really make or break it. I’m obsessed with musical scores and love picking out the right music for my book trailers. Music is my biggest passion after writing.

9. What profession would you not like to do?

Farm. Technically I do it sometimes as I’m a farm wife, but those guys work DAMN hard and put in some seriously long hours. I don’t think many people realize just how much physical labor they do! I wouldn’t be able to do it full-time.

10. Tell us something no one knows about you?

I can’t think of anything no one knows, but very few people know that when I was a teenager I used to write a type of “fan fiction” in which I put myself into stories involving the brat pack from the 80s. I was obsessed with Molly Ringwald and Demi Moore. I think I still have some of those books around somewhere…

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