Jane Peskara/Audrey Valentine- An author of various genres with the goal to make the world a better place.
I had the lovely privilege of being able to interview the lovely Jane Peskara this evening and find out more about her and her writing endeavors.
How old are you? Where are you from?
Jane is 23 years old and from Vienna, Austria. She writes under the pen name Jane Peskara/Audrey Valentine, but her real name is Sabrina.
When did you realize that writing is what you wanted to do?
Jane has wrote stories since she first learned how to write when she was seven years old. She started out writing essays in school, amazing her teachers. In 2000, she started writing longer stories and then a few years ago she began writing her first novel. Jane realized then that she being an author was her dream. She said, “I am an author at heart already.”
What are you writing about?
Mostly Jane writers thriller and love based books and trying to write an erotica book. She is also trying to write one or two children’s books.She already has many ideas. Besides novels she writers poems, and songs, and is also working on a biography.
Can you tell us a bit about your book?
She has ten novels that are already finished, and about forty new ideas, although none of them have been published yet. Jane said, “I now have enough courage to publish this year.” She will publish her first novel, SINFUL, that is about a guy who has everything but still starts having an affair. The affair leads to dramatic incidents, and he even has to fear for his life and the life of his family. Jane states, “Sinful is a thriller with some erotic scenes and some drama.”
What do you want to achieve with your writing?
Jane stated, “Well I would lie if I wouldn’t say I really would love to write for a living, which would be awesome, so my passion would be my job.” But Jane said she knows how hard it is to become famous nowadays because everyone can call himself an author. She wants to achieve publishing her book, and hopefully more to follow, and gain readers who purchase and read the books. Jane wants to entertain them, scare them, make them dream big and escape for a while from their everyday lives. She also hopes to support people who suffer, that is why she posts blogs about bullying and such. She wants to help people in the way of giving them a place where they can go to with her books, and be there if they need someone to talk to. “I want to change the world for the better and I am serious about that.”
Do you have any idols?
Mother Teresa, Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr., Albert Einstein, Nelson Mandela, The Dali Llama and Fran Drescher (she’s an actress and has endured a lot), these people are her main inspiration for how she wants to live.
Jane’s writing inspirations are: Karin Slaughter, Lisa Jackson, Chris Carter, Nicholas Sparks, Danielle Steel, Cody McFadyen, Lynwood Barclay, and Jodi Picoult.
Do you like to read? If so do you have any favorite authors or genres? What do you not like to read?
Jane loves to read, and has been able to read fluently since the age of six. Her favorite authors are the one’s mentioned as her writing inspirations, and her absolute favorite author is Karin Slaughter. Her favorite genres are thriller, horror, romance, poems, self-help, and Chicken Soup for the Soul, as well as Non-fiction. Jane doesn’t really like fantasy and mystery that much and she absolutely won’t read a sci-fi unless it’s for a good friend.
Is there something important you want the readers to know about you?
The most important thing you should know about Jane is that she is honest, loyal and has been through a lot of crap in her life, and it’s still far from being easy. She says she does fight and that some days she doesn’t know how to move on, but she knows that there are people who have things worse. She knows that she is stronger now and that she wants to help others. “And let me add: I love writing and reading, music and movies. And writing and to know others read it would be so amazing that I probably would collapse. So I think that’s important for others to know about me.”
What are your plans for the future (as a writer and private)?
Jane wants to reach people with her stories and one day even with her songs and poems. She wants to touch a person’s life, so not only writing for herself but for them as well. Jane never wants to be an author that writes just for the money, she wants to write because of the passion and love she has for writing. She also never wants to be the writer that writes 500 pages just because the publisher house wants it or to earn more money. “If my story is told in 50000 words then so be it.” Jane also wants to make screenwriting school so she can begin writing screenplays and wants one or more of her books to be turned into a movie one day.
Jane’s private goals are to get a job, move out from home, and one day have her own home with a garden and a little pool with a pet or two and a child. She wants to start her life in Austria with her boyfriend from Australia, and knows that it won’t be easy. “But as I say “Dream big”. You have to have goals and dreams in life. No one can tell the future so I can’t plan everything (sadly because I am an over thinker and analyze everything) but I can set goals and do my best to reach them.” She also wants to do some traveling.
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