Jordan L. Hawk writes M/M romances. Her series Whyborne and Griffin series is paranormal romance with suspense, intrigue, and history thrown in. The series includes WIDDERSHINS, THRESHOLD, STORMHAVEN and her latest release NECROPOLIS. It is a fun series focusing on the adventures and romance of a scholar Percival Endicott Whyborne and ex-detective, Griffin Flaherty. She is also author of the paranormal SPECTR series.
RK: Why did you decide to become a writer? Can you remember the first novel that you wrote?
JORDAN: I decided to be a writer at age 8, and I wrote my first novel at 18. It was pretty awful, but the concept became the foundation of my first publishable work several years later.
RK: What is your writing schedule? Do you have a particular routine?
JORDAN: My schedule varies a bit depending on what stage of a book I’m in—plotting, writing, or revising. But in general, my day consists of breakfast, exercise, “lunch” (more like second breakfast, lol), email, and then writing. I use the “pomodoro method,” i.e. 25 mins of work followed by a 5 min break. Once I hit 3,000 words, I switch to something else—working on a cover, for example, or doing any new research that’s cropped up in the course of writing. Sometimes I even clean the house! 😉 I take a break between 4:00 and 6:00 pm, roughly. Then I write until its time for bed, usually putting in 4-5,000 words a day.
That’s my ideal day, anyway. In reality I have to take time out to go to the store, or do edits, or make dinner (although my husband cooks just as much, if not more, than I do). 🙂
RK: How do you see the future of publishing and what are your own goals as a writer?
JORDAN: It’s a fantastic time to be an artist of any kind. I’ve been in this business in one way or another since 2000, and the changes are unbelievable—and wonderful. More publishing options are open than ever, and I hope the trend will continue.
My goal as a writer is to grow a little with every book. I want each one to be better than the last.
RK: What attracts you to the paranormal genre?
JORDAN: The imagination. I love any genre—paranormal, science fiction, fantasy—which requires an exercise of the imagination. What would the world be like if spirit possession was a real—and dangerous—phenomenon? What if you were tasked by a Goddess to put the dead to rest? What if that book of spells turned out to be real, and the world was nothing like you ever believed
RK: What are a few of your upcoming projects?
JORDAN: I’m currently working on Bloodline, book 5 of Whyborne & Griffin. I’m also in the very, very early planning stages of a new series.
RK: What mythological creature would you most want as a pet and why?
JORDAN: A dragon! I’d ride it around and have it breathe fire at people who annoyed me.
RK: If you could time travel, where would you go and why?
JORDAN: I’d go to the future. Human knowledge has increased so vastly just in my lifetime; what else will we learn about the world, the universe? Plus I’d hope we finally make good on the promise of our potential and build a better world. 🙂
Introverted scholar Percival Endicott Whyborne has spent the last few months watching his lover, Griffin Flaherty, come to terms with the rejection of his adoptive family. So when an urgent telegram from Christine summons them to Egypt, Whyborne is reluctant to risk the fragile peace they’ve established. Until, that is, a man who seems as much animal as human tries to murder Whyborne in the museum.
Amidst the ancient ruins of the pharaohs, they must join Christine and face betrayal, murder, and a legendary sorceress risen from the dead. In the forge of the desert heat, the trio will either face their fears and stand together—or shatter the bonds between them forever.