Interview with Alisha Jones

How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I am constantly on the look for a new author to follow. I explore Amazon all the time seeking the next romantic fling I'll have with a book. Since I'm a romance writer, I have to search for a great idea, and reading is the best way.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
It's hard to forget my first novella. In school, I hated reading and writing, so I didn't write my first paper until a few years ago. 'Hope Renewed' was my first published work and I decided to write three more to create my first series, 'Hope series'.
What is your writing process?
The very first thing I do is create my cast. I love creating new names and characters, giving them eye color, hair color, and dress. It's like having imaginary dolls to play with and with each new book, I get to create a new cast. Then, of course, comes my outline. I have a general idea of what will happen, but never know exactly how it will end. That's the fun part!
How do you approach cover design?
So far, I've only published with Kindle or CreateSpace, so I've used them for the majority of my books. However, for my first series, I had a friend of mine draw the covers by hand. She's super talented!
What do you read for pleasure?
I love clean, cowboy romance. Mary Connealy is my absolute favorite author of this genre, because she is so stinkin' hilarious! I can't get enough of those big hats and boots!
What is your e-reading device of choice?
Gotta be Kindle Paperwhite! I've used others, but nothing has compared to that one so far. I take it with me everywhere.
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
I've used Amazon, my website, Twitter, and my Facebook page to market my books. So far, it's been mediocre, but I hope to make some progress soon.
Describe your desk
Is ''messy' a clear-enough adjective? LOL. Actually, most of the time, all my desks are used by my 4 kids, who I home school, so I end up with the lap desk. But, it's all good, except for the dent I've put in my sofa. I seem to sink right down into it.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in a small city called McLeansville in North Carolina. It's not exactly farm life, but I did have to push-mow the grass and chop wood for my Granny. If you read any of my books, you can see that country life in each page.
What's the story behind your latest book?
The background came from a story that my daddy told me that happened to him when he was a kid. He was only 10 years old and while he was home alone, he spotted a prisoner trying to sneak in through his window. (There is a prison about three miles from where he lives.) He said he grabbed his daddy's shotgun and pointed it at the man, warning him to get out of his house. I know it sounds crazy and a bit far-fetched, but he swears it happened and my uncle has confirmed it. However, true or not, 'The Age of Love' was born.
What do your fans mean to you?
Fans mean everything to me! I love to meet them and hear them tell me how my books have helped them. I always try to put a message of faith and hope into every book.
What are you working on next?
I am still trying to complete my third series, 'Through the Ages'. When finished, it will have five books in it.
Who are your favorite authors?
I love Mary Conneally, as I've already stated. Karen Witemeyer, Tracie Peterson, and Kit Morgan are just a few of the authors whose books I love to read.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
My husband. He is my inspiration and my favorite person in the world. Also, my kids, whom I love more than anything. Of course, my Savior completes me!
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Reading, working on my website, and blogging my interviews of other Indie authors.
Published 2017-11-08.
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Books by This Author

The Age of Grace
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 77,410. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Clean & wholesome, Fiction » Christian » Romance
Continue the story of the Randall daughters as they seek love, happiness, and peace on their country farm.
The Age of Forgiveness
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 70,480. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Christian » Romance
In this third novel of the 'Through the Ages' series, Eleanor finds out that finding the willingness to forgive is a part of finding love.
The Age of Freedom
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 68,490. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Christian » Romance
In this second novel of the 'Through the Ages' series, continue to fall in love with the Randall family. Liz wants one thing, to marry her love. But, he has a different idea about his life goals.
The Age of Love
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 72,960. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Christian » Romance
An abused woman looks for love in all the right places. A man with four daughters doesn't need another, but he may get more than he bargained for.
Make Her Mine
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 57,320. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Christian » Romance
An English gentleman acts like a spoiled kid when he tricks a woman into pretending to be his fiancée. But, this could be the best thing that could happen to both of them.
Messaged By Mistake
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 75,050. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Christian » Romance
A cell phone has a mind of its own, and all it wants is to bring these two people together. Can it succeed when neither one want love?
When He Wakes
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 61,990. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Christian » Romance
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She's a nurse who falls in love. That wouldn't be so strange if the man she loves wasn't in a coma.
The Vows Series
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 267,180. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Christian » Romance
All four novels in the Vows Series are here all in one book! Follow the beginning of Lily's story in "For Richer or Poorer" and continue to learn more about her and her little town in the continuing stories, "For Better or Worse", In Sickness and in Health", and 'Til Death Do Us Part".
'Til Death Do Us Part
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 68,490. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Christian » Romance
In this last novel of the 'Vows Series', continue the stories of this small town, USA. Triplets, a hollow love-life, and a man needing a mother for his children, all find out that love and friendship are possible.
In Sickness and In Health
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 72,770. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Christian » Romance
In this third novel of the 'Vows Series', continue the stories from small town, USA. Triplets, a shameful secret, and a former movie star, all find out the true meaning of love and friendship.
For Better or Worse
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 64,330. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Christian » Romance
In this second novel in the 'Vows Series', continue the story of Myra, who has never had anyone pay much attention to her. That is, until she meets Kyle, who would do anything to show her that he loves her. Anything.
For Richer or Poorer
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 62,390. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Christian » Romance
An out-of-work actor finds out that he doesn't need the lights of Hollywood to be happy.
Through Her Eyes
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 48,270. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Christian » Romance
Tessa, recently blinded by disease, figures she'll be alone for the rest of her life, until Garrett comes into her life. But, will she be able to see her love?
Her Hero
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 42,560. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Christian » Romance
An abused wife and a cop could have the perfect friendship. But, can they have more?
A Chance for Love
Price: $3.25 USD. Words: 49,530. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Clean & wholesome, Fiction » Christian » Romance
When twin sisters meet the men of their dreams, anything can happen.
Hope Series
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 119,020. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Clean & wholesome, Fiction » Christian » Romance
All four of the 'Hope Series' novellas are tucked away in this one book!
Hope Restored
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 42,680. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Clean & wholesome, Fiction » Christian » Romance
In this final novella of the 'Hope Series', continue the story of Adelaide and James Donovan. When she loses hope in ever finding love again, a new man will show her exactly where to find it.
Hope Revived
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 37,020. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Clean & wholesome, Fiction » Christian » Romance
In this third novella in the 'Hope Series', continue the story of Amy as her hope in the healing power of love has waned, until she meets the man of her dreams.
Hope Reborn
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 36,720. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Clean & wholesome, Fiction » Christian » Romance
In this second novella of the 'Hope Series', meet Andrea and Andrew, whose hope in humanity has faded, until they meet each other.
Hope Renewed
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 39,980. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Clean & wholesome, Fiction » Christian » Romance
In this first novella in the 'Hope Series', meet Annie and Clay, whose hope in love had waned until they met each other.