UFI welcomes Faith Hunter Author of the Jane Yellowrock series. Thanks for Joining us!!
Boots appear in Jane Yellowrock's world often. Tell us about the boots.
Boots! I love boots! I have 10 pairs of Lucchese boots, ankle boots, and mules that Jane wears in the books! (And 5 non-Lucchese pairs of boots, but who’s counting?) I don’t, however, have combat boots like Jane wears on hunts. At five-feet two, plump, and a bit older than Jane, I think I’d look stupid in them!
What do you do to treat yourself?
Dark Chocolate. A steamy Himalayan salt bath. (Yes, I bought coarsely-ground, pink salt from the Himalayan mountains and I take very hot baths in it. The salt soothes my aching muscles when I overdo on a whitewater river.) I also love sushi. Dark beer. A massage is always good, as is a pedicure. And I cuddle on the couch and watch TV with the Hubby and the dogs.
What do you do for fun when you aren't writing?
I make jewelry, which I give away a lot as winnings on blog giveaways, and at signings. Jewelry making is mostly for when I need to put aside the writing for a short time and set my mind free to wander, like when I am stuck on a plot point and a solution won’t come.
For longer breaks, I whitewater kayak. My hubby and I are addicts! We own 14 boats for every kind of water, from whitewater, to black water rivers, to ocean water. A few years ago, we went out on the Edisto Sound during dolphin mating season. The dolphins would come cruise by the kayak and look us over. It was one of the most incredible experiences of my life.
You are a bestselling author. Yet you keep a day job? That sounds crazy! Why?
Health insurance. That’s it, really. That is the only reason.
If you weren’t a writer, what would you be?
I work in the laboratory of a small rural hospital, for the benefits, and I’ll be there until I retire. If I hadn’t made it as a writer, I’d likely gone back to school to be a nurse, or maybe into law school. Or maybe I’d have made jewelry for a living. But frankly, nothing is as satisfying as writing. Except chocolate…
Find Faith and her books
Jane Yellowrock #7
Jane Yellowrock is a shape-shifting skinwalker who always takes care of her own—no matter the cost...
When Evan Trueblood blows into town looking for his wife, Molly, he’s convinced that she came to see her best friend, Jane. But it seems like the witch made it to New Orleans and then disappeared without a trace.
Jane is ready to do whatever it takes to find her friend. Her desperate search leads her deep into a web of black magic and betrayal and into the dark history between vampires and witches. But the closer she draws to Molly, the closer she draws to a new enemy—one who is stranger and more powerful than any she has ever faced.