Jude Sierra is a Latinx poet, author, academic and mother working toward her PhD in Writing and Rhetoric, looking at the intersections of Queer, Feminist and Pop Culture Studies. She also works as an LGBTQAI+ book reviewer for From Top to Bottom Reviews. Her novels include Hush, What it Takes, and Idlewild, a contemporary LGBT romance set in Detroit’s renaissance, which was named a Best Book of 2016 by Kirkus Reviews
A little bit more about Jude; Jude Sierra is a Latinx poet, author, academic and mother working toward her PhD in Writing and Rhetoric, looking at the intersections of Queer, Feminist and Pop Culture Studies. She also works as an LGBTQAI+ book reviewer for From Top to Bottom Reviews. Her novels include Hush, What it Takes, and Idlewild, a contemporary LGBT romance set in Detroit’s renaissance, which was named a Best Book of 2016 by Kirkus Reviews.
Jude began her writing career at the age of eight when she immortalized her summer vacation with ten entries in a row that read “pool+tv”.
As a sucker for happy endings and well written emotional arcs and characters, Jude is an unapologetic bookaholic. She finds bookstores and libraries unbearably sexy and, to her husband’s dismay, is attempting to create her own in their living room.
She is a writer of many things that hope to find their way out of the sanctuary of her hard drive, and many that have found a home in fanfiction communities
Jude identifies as Bi-Romantic/Demi and prefers the pronouns She/Her.
Here's an interview with the ever lovely, Jude Sierra!
1. Besides LGBT+ OwnVoices, anything else in your books OwnVoice (mental illness, physical disability, etc.)
Latinx, PoC, mental illness
2. What is the best money you've spent as an author?
Conferences! Especially ones where you get to meet readers, authors and industry people.
3. Do you view writing as a "spiritual" practice?
No, not really. Although I do often feel like my characters do whatever they want despite my intentions and that I’m just channeling things. Maybe that is kind of spiritual? I don’t consider myself to be a spiritual person generally though.
4. Have you ever googled yourself? Anything interesting?
No! Mostly because I assume nothing cool will show up :)
5. What part of life do you write most about? (Child, Teenager, Adult, etc.)
Adult. Although a lot of my books have new adult themes.
6. You've been transported to the world of Harry Potter! What House do you want to be in? Who do you try to date (if anyone)? Is Harry your BFF or the antagonist?
Ravenclaw all the way! I think I’d be friends with Harry but would definitely want to date Hermoine.
7. You meet your favourite author! They tell you they've read your book and LOVED it! What is your reaction?
Um, I can’t even. Honestly. I am so terrible at compliments and also tend to fangirl hard and I think maybe make a fool of myself. So probably some weird had gesturing and an “Oh no, ahhhhh, shush I can’t even, I love you so!”
8. You're at the club (I know we're both probably introverts but like, play along) Your favourite song comes on! What is it?
Since I don’t club I don’t know that I am the best for this. But I’ve always wanted to rock it out with a group of people to Jimmy Eat World’s Sweetness.
9. You're transported to your WIP! What is your relation to the MC?
Um, that’s hard, it’s in such a nebulous space. I think I might be a person they encounter in a time when they are doing a lot of personal growing and learning and exploring the world while they aren’t with the other MC.
10. Anything else the readers of this world should know about you?
If Jude seems like your kind of author, you can follow her on Twitter @JudeSierra
They also have a personal website: http://www.judesierra.com
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