Sunday, May 27, 2012

Attendee Spotlight - @starrett72


Hi, I’m Jennifer Starrett from Austin, TX.  I also go by @starrett72 on Twitter and JenStarrett on FanFiction & Twilighted.

I’m a married mom of 3 boys.  Yes, 3 boys!  I bet you could guess why I need to escape to the world of FanFiction!  I’m originally from Indiana and transplanted down to Austin, TX in 2000.  We absolutely love it here.  I have been everything from a stockbroker/manager, homebuilder, and a stay-at-home mom.  However, my true passion has been cooking (outside of Twilight, of course!).  I decided to go back to school again when my youngest son started Kindergarten this past year.  I just finished Le Cordon Bleu Culinary School for the Arts (yesterday, in fact) and I work at Whole Foods as a Prepared Food/Catering Chef.  I also have my own business providing private chef services, cooking classes, catering, and retail sales.  My niche market is dealing with people who have food allergies and/or strict diet restrictions.

Like many of you, I picked up Twilight series back in 2009 and haven’t stopped thinking about them since.  I’ve NEVER obsessed about books or movies like this before.  I couldn’t stop reading these books and watching the Twilight movie over and over again.  I told my neighbors about them and eventually got them to read the series, they were hooked!  (Yes, they’re my roomies for the TFMU!)  We couldn’t stop reading the series over and over, but wanted more.  Then we found Twilight FanFiction.   That’s when the new obsession started.  Not only were these stories juicier than the original books, but also there were endless stories about these characters.  We started a list of the stories we read and liked.  One story inspired me to take a trip with my husband to Italy.  Do you remember The University of Edward Masen by Sebastien Robichaud?  I’ve seen all of this in person now.  I loved it!  I could move to Florence, Italy tomorrow!

I’m only a reader, but I am in awe with the authors of these Twilight FanFiction stories.  I’m so excited to see that some of their stories are actually getting published, and even made into a movie (cough cough, MOTU, cough cough).  I can’t wait to meet everyone at TFMU. 

Now that I’m done with school, I can go back to my full-time job of reading Twilight FanFiction, LOL!

Jennifer Starrett

Okay, A. I LOVE YOUR JOB. MMMM..WHOLE FOODS. *wipes drool* AND B. CONGRATS ON GRADUATING! You *TOTES* deserve a trip to Vegas!

Thanks for sending us your spotlight! We'll see you soon!! 

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