- Name: Dee Jordan
- Place of birth/hometown: Born in Demopolis, Alabama, but also lived in Florida and Mississippi. I’ve been in Mobile since 2004.
- Website/blog pages: www.inandoutofmadness.net is the website for my novel of the same name. My blog, “My Life as an Author,” is located at http://inandoutofmadnessthenovel.blogspot.com/ and you can see a video trailer for my novel at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E6ZI9N-5FBo
- Books/articles/poems published: I had articles about mental illness published in New York City Voices. A poem, “Lost in the Moment” was published in a small literary magazine. A short story, “Know Who You’re Dealing With,” published in the e-zine, Free Fall. My story, “In His Hands,” won the Baldwin Country Writers’ Contest in 2008. An essay, “The Grinch Who Didn’t Steal Christmas,” appeared in Christmas Is a Season 2009. The next year, my short story, “The Burning of the Yule Log,” was published in Christmas Is a Season 2010. Another short story, “Love Stinks,” was published in an anthology called A Gallery of Voices 2011 and her short story, “Katrina,” was published in A Gallery of Voices 2012.
You may go to http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=In+and+Out+of+Madness+by+N+L+Snowden&x=14&y=17 to purchase a copy of In and Out of Madness on Kindle for $0.99 or a paperback for $14.95.
- What was your first writing-related gig? My first writing related gig was a book signing at Page and Palette in Fairhope, AL.
- What are your top five favorite books/authors? My favorite books are All Over But the Shouting by Rick Bragg, A Walk Through Fire by William Cobb, Fear of Flying by Erica Jong, and two short stories by O’Henry “The Gift of the Magi” and “The Ransom of Red Chief.”
- What is your literary guilty pleasure? Using people and things in real life as the skeletons of my novels and short stories.
- Where is your favorite place to write? I use my extra bedroom as an office. It’s cluttered and looks like the stereotypical writer’s office. I constantly lose things, but feel creative the second I step into this room.
- What books inspired you as a child? Black Beauty, The Call of the Wild, Roy Rogers and Trigger, The Little Caboose, and any of Aesop’s Fables.