Why is writing important to you and why do you think it's an important medium for the world? People sharing stories brings excitement and understanding to others.

What are your tried and tested remedies to cure writer's block? Just write. Write like Jack Nicholson in The Shining if you have to, but write. Eventually, words will come, instead of an axe in the door.

What is your favorite time to write? Mornings are good, evenings are great, lunchtime works too. Whenever there's time, even if it is 20 minutes, write.

What's the best piece of writing advice you've ever received and would like to impart to other writers? If there's nothing else you can see yourself being satisfied to do in the world, you're a writer. Congratulations, or condolences, are up to you.

What excites you most about being a writer in today's age? The ability to reach such a wide audience around the world today is astounding.

Jennifer Jenkins's American Bourbon is out now with Northampton House Press.