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Jessica Haight Author Interview Un Poco Espanol y Magick

Posted on the 31 August 2016 by Jaideep Khanduja @PebbleInWaters

Jessica Haight is the central registrar for the Enchanted Garden Studios. When she isn’t working she spends as much time as she can outdoors enjoying the magic that can be found in nature. The Secret Files of Fairday Morrow is her first book.

As a matter of fact, we all know Pisceans are dreamers. But when it comes to performance, they are far apart. In fact, in this interview, there are two pisceans.

Jessica Haight Author Interview

Your real name and pen name?

Jessica Haight: My real name and pen name are one in the same.
Please share some of the best memories of your childhood

Jess- My grandmother had a collection of glass perfume bottles that I was fascinated with as a child. I loved pretending that each one was part of a larger story. Nana was also an inspired artist, and the time we spent creating together was brilliant.

Jessica Haight Author Interview

About your education?

Jess- I graduated from Pomperaug High School and then I went on to attend Southern Connecticut State University. I learned a lot about life working at various jobs, like being a real estate agent, as well as a stable hand.

What career did you plan during your education days?

Jess- Hmmm… I had thought an astronaut, but I’m not that great at math, and then a journalist, but that didn’t take. I’ve always loved animals, but not very interested in medicine. I guess I spent a lot of time not thinking about what career I wanted to have during my education. 🙂

Jessica Haight Author Interview

What languages you can speak and write?

Jess- Un poco Espanol y Magick.

What hurts you most in this world?

Jess- Watching anything suffer in pain.

What is your favorite genre and why?

Jess: I like them all!

When did you start writing? What is the purpose of your writing?

Jessica: I have always loved stories, for as long as I can remember. Becoming a writer felt natural.

Jessica Haight Author Interview

Which of your work has been published so far? Would you like to share a synopsis of your work?

So far we have published The Secret Files of Fairday Morrow, which we wrote together. It debuted this past December with Delacorte. We also worked on a couple of short stories together. One is a spooky story called “Ferry Blackwell Strikes Again” and it was published in the anthology Lovecraft ME.

Jessica Haight Author Interview

Synopsis of The Secret Files of Fairday Morrow

The Begonia House keeps its secrets. Everyone knows that. Everyone, that is, except for clever eleven-year-old Fairday Morrow, whose family has just moved in. Being the Senior Investigator in the Detective Mystery Squad, more commonly known as the DMS, she’s ready to uncover the mysteries hidden within the strange manor. As the investigation gears up and the pieces of the puzzle fall into place, the three young sleuths enter into the world where anything is possible, and the danger is most definitely real. Can they piece together the puzzle before it’s too late? Or will whatever’s causing trouble find Fairday and her friends first?

What are your forthcoming writings?

We are currently finishing up The Talking Library, which is the second book in the Fairday Morrow series. Then we’ll start working on book three.

What genres you write in and why?

Jess: Fantasy/fiction- they’re so much fun.

What is generally your preference in reading – a paper book or ebook? And why?

Jess- Real books!

How much real life goes into a fiction writing?

More than you’d think!

Is a high level of imagination important to have for an Author?

Jess- Humans are creative beings, so we all have a high-level of imagination, it’s what we’re built for.

Jessica Haight

Your dream destination on Earth?

Jess- There would be a meadow and small lake surrounded by the woods. About 20 acres, probably in New England or Northern VT- I’ll know it when I see it. Otherwise, Southern France.

Your origin of birth and other countries you have visited/ stayed. What best things you liked in these countries around the globe?

Jessica: I was born and raised in the United States, and I have not been to any other countries so far.

Favorite time of the day?

Jess- I like it around 7:30-8AM.

Your zodiac/ sun sign?

Jess- Pisces

Your favorite color and why?

Jess- Red, like a ruby.

What is the last book you finished reading? What is the current book you’re reading?

Jess- I recently finished A Clash of Kings by George. R.R. Martin and right now I am about to begin something new. I’m not sure yet what it will be. I’m taking a break from the Game of Thrones series for a bit.

Your favorite book and why?

Jess- It is very hard to pick a favorite book. I have many special stories in my secret library. Stardust: Being a Romantic in the Realm of Faerie by Neil Gaiman is one at the top.

Your favorite food?

Jess- Tomatoes

Your favorite sports?

Jess- Equestrian jumping/ dressage

What is the force that drives you?

Jess- Energy that has an idea of possibility.

What comes to your mind when you think of India?

Jess- Spirituality

Jessica Haight Author Interview

Some quickies (Jess):

Sun or Moon- <3 them both the same.

Laughter or Smile- They go together.

Morning or Evening- Cannot pick, both are part of the circle.

Coffee or Tea- COFFEE (but I like tea too!).

Mountain or Sea- Sea.

Long Drive or Short Drive- Depends on who’s driving.

Silence or Conversation- Depends on the situation.

Water or Fire- Again, love them both.

Air or Earth- Ha! see above.

Mars or Jupiter- Jupiter.

Tulip or Rose- Rose (Stephanie loves tulips!)

Red or Blue- Red, but I love blue too.

Left or Right- Right, but I love left too.

Glance or Stare- I like to stare, but often glance.

Fame or Money- Money.

Boy or Girl- Both.

Day or Night- I am more of a day person now, but used to be the night.

Tree or Plant- Both.

Love or Passion- They go together in my book!

The first thing you do in the morning after waking up?

Jess- Feed cats, make coffee.

The last thing to do before sleep?

Jess- Collect my thoughts for the day and relax in meditation.

State your signature line/ tagline/ best quote

Jess- Believe in yourself.

A message for me…

Jess- It is always you and it is always now, own your space and be yourself. Failure is just a way of turning on the blinker.

Links & other relevant details:

ISBN-10: 0385744714

ISBN-13: 978-0385744713

ASIN: 0385744714

Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers (December 1, 2015)

Twitter handle: @dmsfiles

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/fairday/

Goodreads author page:

Jess’s Goodreads Author Dashboard

Amazon links: https://www.amazon.com/Secret-Files-Fairday-Morrow/dp/0385744714

Any other links:
Fairday’s Files (website)

Fairday’s Blog

Jessica Haight’s Youtube channel

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