Interview with Jacque Barney

How do you approach cover design?
I will usually determine the cover by what the book is about. Is it sad, angry, scary? Is there a hint of mystery? I try to put as much of the story genre into the cover.
What do you read for pleasure?
I usually read fantasy, thriller, mystery, funny or sci-fi books. It all depends on how I feel that day.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
iPad. It's the only reading device I have.
Describe your desk
Right now, it's very clean and organized. But give it a few months. You won't even be able to see the top.
When did you first start writing?
I first started writing when I was in third grade. I would be sitting in class and an idea would pop into my head. They were usually very silly and never went anywhere but then again I was only eight. What eight year old has a best selling book?
What's the story behind your latest book?
I was on wattpad and one of my followers had a contest. Who could write the best first chapter? I just sat there for about ten minutes, just thinking and an idea popped into my head. I wrote as fast as I could, not wanting it to get away. Well, the first chapter got out but then the idea went no where. Oh well.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I like expressing myself. I feel like no one ever takes my hobbies seriously and I wanted to show then that I was good at something. So far so good.
What do your fans mean to you?
They mean the world to me. I love the support they give me and how they can give me constructive criticism. I want to thank every one of them for what they have done for me.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
My best friend, Dakota. He means the world to me. He makes me laugh and he knows what I talk about. He makes me feel like I can do anything and I hope that I do the same.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Listening to music mostly. I don't have much of a social life.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
It was a story about a cat who went to the moon. It was three sentences long and I was so proud of myself. It may have been poorly written but it sort of...sparked something in me.
Published 2014-01-16.
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