Interview with JJ Laurent

When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I spend most of my time working. I have an okay job at a bank. Other than that, I enjoy reading and cuddling my guinea pig.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Most of the time, I find them through friends' recommendations, But sometimes I just sort of stumble upon an ebook with an appealing cover or enticing title and I think "Well I just have to have it".
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
When I was nine, I tried to write a novel about genies trying to free their kind from magic lamps.
What is your writing process?
It's mostly me coming up with a stupid idea and then thinking after a while "maybe I should write that down" and then all hell breaks loose and the next thing I know I've got a short story.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
The first story I ever read was "The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe". I always liked a story with a bit of magic. Someday, I would like to write a piece involving magic or the supernatural.
How do you approach cover design?
I look up something that sounds like it might make sense for my story and then spend way too much time trying to find the perfect thing and then I end up hating the finished project anyway.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
1. Harry Potter and The Order of The Pheonix by JK Rowling
2. Mother NIght by Kurt Vonnegut
3. American Gods by Neil Gaiman
4. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
5. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath.
All of these novels are written with a sort of literary chaos that I find so addicting to read. It feels like I'm reading a tornado.
What do you read for pleasure?
I read a good bit of Destiel and Johnlock smut. I like it so much that I've even written some.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
My kindle by far is my favorite choice.
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
I'll let you know when I actually have some success in marketing.
Describe your desk
I don't have one. I write either sitting on my floor or on the bed.
Published 2014-06-12.
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