Jennifer Kibble is The Phoenix Element!



Phoenix Element came across in an interesting way. Jennifer would have
the same type of dreams and characters since she was a young girl. One
day she decided to use those characters in a story. Of course with
most characters, they take over the story and lead the writer instead
of the writer telling the characters what to do.

Parts of Phoenix Element started out as a series of short stories
known as The Eternal Nine Key Barriers (E9KB) back in middle school.
This branched off as a role playing story on a message board. Later
on, Phoenix Element started to grow into its own and became what it is

Jennifer is a geek at heart, who enjoys video games, reading, and
Dungeons and Dragons. She works as a cook at a high end casino while
trying to get her writing career off the ground. Jennifer has been
writing off and on since the 5th grade.


  1.  When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?

That happened while I was in the fifth grade at Davie Elementary. My teacher told us to write a story (I think it was each week) in our composition books. Once I started to write, I was hooked. I knew it was something that I wanted to do. But back in the early 90’s, I had no idea to get a writing career started, so I kept writing for me throughout middle school. My eighth grade teacher allowed me to write a book series (with a new story each week) for a grade.

I was writing less when I got to high school. I was busy with drama, swim team, a part time job at Burger King, and then the usual high school stuff, I had zero time to write. I didn’t pick up writing again until I was in my early-to-mid-twenties. I was roleplaying on a message board and that kick started the writing juices.

Fast forward to 2010/2011, where I was picked (among others) to watch the final launch of the space shuttle Discovery (STS-133). I was moved by what I experienced there, that it inspired me to pursue publishing my books.

  1.  How long does it take to write your book(s)?

Anywhere from a year to three years. It all depends on how busy I am, and if the characters want to cooperate while I’m writing.

  1.  What is your work schedule like when writing a book?

I try to write when I can but not to force it. I don’t want to make writing a book, seem like work. When that happens, the words flow less and I start to get writer’s block. Normally, I try to write on my days off from my “day job”. That way I won’t feel rush to finish a chapter before leaving for work.

  1. Where do you get your ideas or information for your book?

Video games, fantasy books, fantasy/sci-fi TV shows and movies, comic books (I read a lot of comics when I was a teenager). And the kicker, from my dreams. A lot of the characters and places that I write about, came from my dreams when I was younger. Nowadays, if I have a problem writing a scene, I try to think about that scene before going to sleep, in hopes that it plays out in my dreams, and fingers crossed, I remember it the next day.

  1. When did you write your first book?

Officially, I started in 2010. It has been eight years since I started to take my writing seriously.

  1. What do you do when you’re not writing?

Working, that takes up the main chunk of it. But for fun, I enjoy playing video games, Dungeons & Dragons, and painting.

  1. What was the most surprising thing you learned in creating your books?

I learned that the characters are the ones in control. While writing, especially while writing Mages of Vane, it felt like I was being pulled along during the story instead of the other way around.

  1. How many books have you written? Which is your favorite?

Since I used to write a lot of short stories when I was younger, it is hard to say. But officially, three published books in the Phoenix Element series, and one book of poems that I had written as a teenager.

My favorite used to be Mages of Vane, but now I am leaning more towards Reality Break. The characters really come together in that. However I do love the magical fight scenes from Mages of Vane.

  1. Any tips/suggestions on getting started?

Write for yourself and make sure to have fun with it. Don’t make writing a chore, but a hobby. A familiar place that you can always go back to.

  1. As a child, what did you want to do when you grew up?

Of course I wanted to be a writer, and that started when I was in the fifth grade. But that wasn’t all. I had a pen pal from Australia, who wanted to be a marine biologist, which meant I wanted to be one as well. Then there was Nancy Drew, Darkwing Duck, and Sherlock Holmes, which wanted me to be a detective when I got older. Never did I image that I would be a cook. I didn’t like to cook when I was a kid. I was a fast food child. Growing up poor, eating fast food was the cheapest way to go. My first job was working at Burger King. Now I’m a cook at a casino (ten years at this location), where most recently, I make sushi.


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