Editor Interview: Jane’e Stanton

*It is my great pleasure to introduce Pen It! Publication’s new executive editor, Jane’e Stanton. Please read the following interview to find out more about Jane’e’s accomplishments and interests!

 

Please take a moment to introduce yourself.

I work as a buyer/project manager during the week. The rest of my time, I spend editing and finishing my Ph.D. in project management. I am newly married to my best friend, Joshua Holt. I have two German Shepherds, Apollo and Kenzie.

 

How long have you worked for Pen It! Publications?

I have worked with Pen It! for just over a year.

 

What made you decide that you wanted to become an editor for Pen It! Publications?

I came on as an editor for the more difficult books. I have a lot of experience with a fine attention to detail. I decided to do the editing for Pen It! because I wanted some challenging hobby to do in my spare time. Eventually, it turned into job that I love.

 

Have you had any prior experience in the field of editing?

I have been editing since high school. I started with tutoring and did a lot of paper editing in college. When you’re getting your Ph.D., you have to be a phenomenal self-editor; editing other works just comes with the territory now.

 

What kinds of hobbies do you enjoy?

I love to play with my dogs and take them to the park if I can. I swim as a hobby and exercise. I enjoy watching movies with my husband. I also love to cook and create recipes.

 

Is there anything else that you would like to share?

I’m the youngest of six children. I have been in school for a long time. I love to learn. I am constantly doing research on best editing techniques because other than the standard rules, things are always changing. I love to spend time with my family and my in-laws. I love what I do, and I love the people I spend time with.

 

 

 

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Author Interview: Brad Bott

How old were you when you knew you wanted to be a writer?

I had an idea writing was something I wanted to pursue shortly after high school, but the passion for it really kicked in during college, while I was in my mid-twenties.

 

Who are your favorite authors? (Please limit your answer to five or ten.)

Some of my favorite authors are: Neil Gaiman, Robert Jordan, R.A. Salvatore, Edgar Allan Poe (I actually have portrait of him tattooed on my leg.), Mark Twain, and J.R.R. Tolkien, just to name a few.

 

What are your greatest sources of inspiration?

My inspiration comes from a lot of places. Sometimes, it stems from a snippet of a conversation or something I’ve observed during the day. Ideas can come from dreams, something I’ve read, or just sort of pop into my head. But they almost always start with a what if question and develop from there.

 

What genre(s) do you write?

Right now, I’m working in children’s books with fairytale elements. But I do a lot of dark fiction and science fiction. I also really enjoy spoken word poetry. I try not to be limited by a specific genre, though. If a story calls for suspense, fantasy, or romance, then I would certainly write it in the genre that fits, or at least give it my best effort.

 

Do you have any current or future projects?

I’m currently working on another story featuring the main character from Just One Wish, and I have a couple ideas for two more picture books with a different main character. Plus, I have the beginnings of a couple novels and a script that I work on sometimes. With me, there’s always some other project waiting in the wings.

 

Do you have an author website?

I have a public Facebook page, Brad Bott Books, that I use to keep people updated on book releases, signings, and events.

 

Do you have any blogs?

I have a blog, WRITEON48’SBLOG, that I post on from time to time.

 

Where can people find your work? (to purchase or just to read)

My book can be purchased at penitpublications.com or on Amazon.  They can read some of my other work on my blog.

 

If you could feature just one title, what would it be?

For the time being, I only have the one title, Just One Wish. So we’ll have to go with that.

 

Do you have any other hobbies besides writing?

I think it’s important to have other experiences besides writing. Where else are all those ideas going to come from? So, in my free time, I enjoy geocaching, traveling, watching movies, and reading, of course.

 

Is there anything else you would like to share?

I would encourage everyone to follow their passions, wherever they may lead. And, to my fellow writers: Stay Focused and Write On.