Jennifer J Hayes prefers to call her as a lifelong student of romance
Jennifer J Hayes is a shameless fan of all things happily ever after
Jennifer J Hayes wears her heart on her sleeve. She travelled the world as a Military Brat
Jennifer J Hayes is a shameless fan of all things happily ever after. She prefers to call herself a lifelong student of romance. She lives how she loves. And on top of it, Jen is a fantastico and daring woman who wears her heart on her sleeve. She is never ashamed of it. She has travelled the world, as a Military Brat. She is now residing in Houston, Texas. She has two loves in her life. She lives with her two loves of her life her husband of 10 years and their 6-year-old son. She currently works as a marketing director for SinglesPLUS. SinglesPLUS is a successful matchmaking organization. She helps her clients finding love, for the past 16 years. Nobody understands the love industry better than Jen does. She enjoys dancing, catching up with friends, watching romantic movies, wine and her stilettos. She is fond of Greek food and never misses a chance of skipping it in a week. She travels to a different place every time she goes for a vacation. She is a fantastico multifaceted woman doing so many things successfully at the same time. Her debut novel Bound by Memphis has been a big hit. She has been managing her passion for writing along with a lot of other priorities of her life. She runs a successful marketing firm, hosts a relationship based radio show – S.W.A.K. Radio, writes her column – Jei, Knows it All, supports her foundation – I Know How To Read.org, rallies various charity events (her favourite is Heart Disease and Breast Cancer), and is a wife and a mother.
If you care about the formalities – Jennifer J Hayes has a diverse educational history in Communications, Education, a Bachelor’s in History, and a Master’s in Clinical Psychology. Her bachelor’s and master’s degrees are from the University of Houston. Her published articles can be found in World Of Longmire, Relevant Magazine and Single Lifestyles Magazine.
Your real name and pen name? Jennifer J. Hayes / Jei
Please share some of the best memories of your childhood
Traveling the world. Spending time in the country at Granny’s House.
About your education
Ba/Ma from University of Houston
What career did you plan during your education days;
I planned on being a History Professor.
What is your biggest source of inspiration in life
My huge circle of amazing friends and family. With my husband and son being at the top They ground me as well as motivate me to be a better person.
What hurts you most in this world. People who have a lack of disregard for somebody else's life. I think people should care about the world around them and if they don’t it makes me sad.
What is the biggest challenge you have faced? How did you overcome it?
The biggest challenge I have faced in my life the loss of a loved one and divorce. Time helped to heal or least mend me back to a manageable place.
If you had to live a day of your life as one of the living or dead
personality, who would it be and why? I have no desire to live the life of another person. I love my life.
What is your favorite genre and why? Romance, I am a true romantic and I love love.
When did you start writing? What is the purpose of your writing? Starting writing in highschool, it was a way to express me.
Which of your work has been published so far? Would you like to share
a synopsis of your work? Bound by Memphis
Loosely inspired by true events, Bound by Memphis, by Jennifer J. Hayes, is the steamy, sultry romantic story of Jasmine Henderson, a successful public relations consultant who has everything she's wanted in life... Well, just about everything. Fourteen years ago, while planning her wedding to Melvin Brown, better known as MB, she was left at the altar with no explanations. Although she assumed she'd never move on, she ended up meeting and marrying the love of her life, Chauncey M. Henderson, and having a child, years later. It's when Jasmine's latest work venture places her in the city that holds memories to her past, Memphis, MB resurfaces when he learns she's back in town. Although Jasmine loves her husband, her son, and her life, she can't deny the passion and chemistry that she once shared with MB. Briefly away from her family and home in Dallas, Jasmine is left alone to deal with these emotions and unresolved questions of MB. She goes looking for answers to why he walked away. When forced to confront painful memories she awakens something she thought died long ago. In this novel, Jasmine discovers herself as she explores the depths of her former love versus her current life, and learns "Love doesn't change, people change." Bound by Memphis takes you on an insightful journey of love, joy, and pain, and gives a deeper meaning to why sometimes "you have to lose happiness to find it again."
What are your forthcoming writings? Memphis Mae to be released in 2015
What are your future plans? Continue writing and expressing myself. Would love my book to be developed into a screenplay.
What four top most things you take care of while writing a book? Developing the story and developing the characters. I want my readers to fall in love with or hate the characters because that shows me they really connected with them.
Cover- Should sum up my book visually
Title- Should sum up my book in one sentence.
Your dream destination on Earth? Africa and I plan to visit there when I turn 50.
Your origin of birth and other countries you have visited/ stayed.
What best things you liked in these countries around the globe?
The United States. Texas is my home but I have traveled all over. Germany, Mexico, Jamaica, Holland, Spain, Switzerland, Greece, Belgium. Loved the culture. I could definitely live abroad.
Your favorite time of the day?
Sunset world feels at peace.
Your zodiac/ sun sign? Libra
Your favorite color and why? Red it reminds me to be passionate about all aspects of my life.
Your favorite book and why? Bound By Memphis, LOL because I wrote it.
Your favorite food? Greek
Some quickies: Sun or Moon: Sun
Laughter or Smile: Laughter
Morning or Evening: Evening
Coffee or Tea: Tea
Mountain or Sea: Sea
Long Drive or Short Drive: Long Drive
Silence or Conversation: Conversation
Water or Fire: Water
Air or Earth: Air
Mars or Jupiter: Mars
Moon or Sun: Sun
Tulip or Rose: Rose
Red or Blue: Red
Left or Right: Right
Glance or Stare: Stare
What three words come to your mind for each – Technology
Life Love, happiness, Content
God Feeling, Passion, Love
Humanity Kindness, Caring, Giving
Terrorism, Bombing, Explosions, Pre-judge
Racism Ignorance, Learned, Taught
Childhood Memories, traditions, love
Abuse Hurts, Wrong, Pain
Love Heart, Feeling, Passion
Parenting Hard, Rewarding, Forever
Old age: Wisdom, Grey hair, False teeth
State your signature line/ tagline/ best quote
“Throw your heart over the fence and the rest will follow”
The last line of your autobiography would be…. Learn to love your life and go out and live it!
Thanks Jennifer J Hayes.