Saturday, August 11, 2012

The Kid Interview Series #8 - J.F. Jenkins as interviewed by her 3-year old son

J.F. Jenkins and I became friends on facebook because we are both published with the same house: Astraea Press.  I was intrigued first because she had the coolest email address (c'mon, Jilly, what exactly does babytoaster mean?  LOL).  Then I became intrigued because her book looked so cool.  I was in love with the cover and the name.  How can you go wrong with anything that included dragons?  Communicating with her only made me like her more.  A seasoned author of several fantasy books, I am wowed not only by her writing, but her world-building both knocks my socks off and worked like a tutorial for me when I started spinning my own series-yarn.  And the cool factor increases because she got her THREE YEAR OLD to participate in this kid series.  His answers are frank, adorable, and well, three year old fodder.  Hope you enjoy them as much as I did!
And for more cool points, check out the end of the interview:  She even made a video!  Now, that's cool!


Jamie, age 3, interviews his author mom, J.F. Jenkins

Q.  Can you name all your Mom’s books?
Jamie:  Yes. She has eight. Four dragons. Two aliens. Two nymphs.
(The Dragons Saga: “Legend of the Oceina Dragon” “Legend of the Inero Dragon” “Legend of the   Touched” “Legend of the Forbidden”. Battlefield: “Battlefield” “Control”. Vala: “Agendas” “Heritage”.)

Q.  Which is your favorite and why?
 Jamie:  I like the dragons. ROAR! They're like dinosaurs.

Q.  When does your Mom write?  Where in the house?  Describe her writing area.
Jamie:  During the day time on the couch. She sits by me and we cuddle. At night she writes in the bed while we watch Olympics and The Goodnight Show or a movie.

Q.  What are you doing when Mom is writing?
Jamie:  Playing with my cars, playing Olympics, and sometimes playing with my puppies on the Gameboy.

Q.  If Mom got rich and famous, what would you want her to do with the money?
Jamie:  I want a scooter and the biggest TV ever!

Q.  Do you read your Mom’s books?
Jamie:  I like to look at the letters. I can't read yet, but she reads to me sometimes while she works.

Q.  Do you think you do better in school because Mom is a writer?
Jamie:  I'm just starting school, but yes!

Q.  Do your friends know what your Mom writes?  Do you tell them?
 Jamie:  I don't tell them, but their mommies and daddies know.

Q.  Do you want to be a writer when you grow up?  If not, what do you want to be?
Jamie:  Yes, I like to write in my notebook and on the computer. I write about my cats Ushi and Tibu, and about my cars.

Q.  If you could dedicate a book to your Mom, what would you say?
Jamie:  Thank you Mommy for helping me write, letting me use her computer, and loving me.

I included a cover of my favorite book of hers.  If you have a favorite, or would just like to comment on her sweet little boy and this post, leave one here, or use any of these contact options.  You know us authors, we just love to connect!

Contact Info

  • 55122

Screen Names
  • mamaxpanda(AIM)
  • popcornflavoredjillybean(Yahoo! messenger)


Bethel MN




  1. So cute !!!! Especially the list of books :-)

  2. Babytoaster doesnt mean anything exciting. Lol. It means a baby toaster. Like an infant sized little toaster.