Interview with Jennifer Collins, Author of Wonders in the Waves

16 Nov 2022

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write Wonders in the Waves: A Novel Inspired by Love That Does Not Die?

There are several stories behind the story, but two are the most important to me. First, I experienced the loss of several very close, immediate family members in a short period of time. While devastating, I also realized that I had to live my best life, take advantage of every day to honor my loved ones; to make the most of the gift of life. To do that, I decided to fulfill a lifelong dream to write and share thoughts with others in hopes of helping them in times of sadness.

Secondly, being near water brought me great solace. So, both books I’ve written take place near beautiful, unique bodies of water; places that might bring others a similar feeling of peace.

If you had to pick theme songs for the main characters of Wonders in the Waves: A Novel Inspired by Love That Does Not Die, what would they be?

The theme song for my main character, Larissa, would be “Not Done Yet” by Soja.

What’s your favorite genre to read? Is it the same as your favorite genre to write?

I enjoy both historical fiction and contemporary fiction. So far, contemporary fiction is what I have written. Who knows what will be next?

What books are on your TBR pile right now?

Remarkably Bright Creatures; This Place of Wonder.

What scene in your book was your favorite to write?

My favorite scene to write was when the main character and her son are first driving over the bridge to find a beach retreat they have rented for the week. That feeling of wonder when you discover an intriguing new place was fun to write and inspired me to keep going with the story.

Do you have any quirky writing habits? (lucky mugs, cats on laps, etc.)

Not really – I just like being in a place where I can see outside while I write.

Do you have a motto, quote, or philosophy you live by?

Perhaps the butterfly is proof that you can go through a great deal of darkness and still become something beautiful.

If you could choose one thing for readers to remember after reading your book, what would it be?

I would like readers to remember to watch for signs from lost loved ones. they are there if you are open to finding them.


Jennifer Collins is the author of the new book Wonders in the Waves: A Novel Inspired by Love That Does Not Die

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