Jennifer's favorite genre has always been suspense, mystery, and thriller books. Her inspiration for Compulsion
is really three-fold. First, her love for writing and wanting to complete a thriller novel
has been the main driving force.
Second, her academic background actually gave her the confidence to write about serial killers
and related crime scene
investigations. And finally, it was her first hand experience living next door to a psychopathic individual with violent tendencies that consistently threatened her life for more than two years, along with the interaction with local law enforcement.
But, this bad experience gave her first-hand research and a great jumping off point to begin planning the characters for the book. It was a horrible experience that ultimately turned out to be a great experience.