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Jennifer R. Povey

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Jennifer R. Povey

English born Jennifer R. Povey is a science fiction author.

Has your interaction with fans, for example, at conventions, affected your work?

A bit. I tend to have very firm ideas about what I'm going to write, but meeting fans always affects my motivation - for the better.

Is there any particular incident (a letter, a meeting, a comment that stands out?

Hrm. It's not directly a convention-related incident, but I was buying makeup for a video interview at a local store.

Clerk: So, what are you being interviewed for?

Me: I'm a science fiction writer.

I have never been fanboyed over so much by anyone - it was so random and one of the things I say to other writers is you can find fans everywhere - not just at conventions, book signings, etc.

Do you have a favourite author or book (or writer or film or series) that has influenced you or that you return to?

The favorite question. Oh man. The favorite question. I hate them because I can never pick just one. It's probably a three-way tie between Isaac Asimov, J.R.R. Tolkein and, from current writers, C.J. Cherryh.

Who is the person you would most like to be trapped in a lift with? or a spaceship?

I have to say my husband or I'll be sleeping on the couch! Other than him, I think George R.R. Martin - I met him once and he is completely awesome.

Who is the person you would most DISlike to be trapped in a lift with? Or a spaceship?

Going to go with Harlan Ellison. I haven't bumped into him, but he is rather notorious.

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What would you pack for space? (Is there a food, beverage, book, teddy bear, etc that you couldn't do without?)

Plenty of chocolate and my copies of Cyteen and Regenesis - long reads that I could read over and over again.

What is the most important thing you would like to get/achieve from your work?

Comments from happy, entertained readers! That's what matters the most.

What is the special satisfaction of your work?

Just getting the story down, finishing it, and handing it to people who'll appreciate it.

submitted by Jennifer R. Povey

25 August 2014

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Just the facts:
Born: Nottingham, England
Resides: Northern Virginia, United States
Multi-published author of short fiction with numerous credits including two sales to Analog and one to Cosmos.
Transpecial April 2013, Musa Publishing

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Twitter nick: NinjaFingers


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