Author Interview with Jennifer Ott


I’m interviewing Jennifer Ott today, author of fantasy satire “Serendipidus”. My questions are bolded, Jennifer’s responses are in regular font.

1) What’s the hardest part of being an author?

 Not writing. Writing is so much a part of me that when I’m in between book I feel a bit lost.

2) Can you give us a short synopsis of Serendipidus?
The world has stopped rotating and the only person who seems to notice is bleeding-heart supermodel Venetia DeMille. She and a “quack” scientist travel the world to find like-minded souls to help save the planet.
3) Is this part of a series, or stand-alone?
Stand alone, but I can see some spin off short stories.

4) How many hours per day do you spend writing?
Two-three hours depending on my current project.

5) What is your favorite book in the same genre as yours?
I’m not sure. There are not a lot of fantasy satire books. I would probably equate this book to a Terry Gilliam film.

6) What are you working on now?
Currently I am working on writing song lyrics to accompany an upcoming book. We are creating an actual sound track for a book.  I am also writing a post WWII crime drama.


Serendipidus2Title: Serendipidus

Author: Jennifer Ott

Genre: Fantasy Satire

 “Maybe it’s time to set aside intellectualism and experience the wonders of thngs that can’t be explained.”

The Earth has stopped rotating and no one seems to notice or care, except for bleeding-heart supermodel Venetia DeMille. While Mother Earth begins to fade into a silent death, Venetia clings to hope. She solicits the help of a scientist to help, but no avail.

Not to be hindered in her quest to save the Earth, Venetia sets out on a journey around the world to find like-minded people and caring souls – an exuberant youth, a magical healer and a man of God. Although together they are able to rekindle faith, their effort still does not provide results. It is a mysterious meeting of four horsemen that carry them to the east where they experience a connection to the earth and each other.

Could the forces that gather with their united efforts prove to be the remedy to save the planet?

Author Bio

Bio PicsmInspiration comes from watching way too much Monty Python. The abstract and the absurd way of looking at normal life, not only offers humor, but questions many problems in society in a light-hearted manner. If we can laugh at ourselves, if we can laugh at life, problems do not seem quite so difficult to tackle.  In fact, problems are not as complicated as they seem; everything is very simple. If you can laugh at it, write about it and read about it, most likely one would think about it.

Author Jennifer Ott has written several satire fiction, Wild Horses, The Tourist and two non-fiction books Love and Handicapping and Ooh Baby Compound Me! Her latest book about the homecoming of a Vietnam Veteran, Edge of Civilization will be released soon.

Jennifer Ott lives in Long Beach, California, enjoys the sun, the sand, the surf and lots of Mexican food.




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