Interview with Jason J. Humphreys

What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
The hope for a better and brighter future.
What do you read for pleasure?
I like to read science fiction. A number of my favourite authors are Arthur C. Clarke, Robert J. Sawyer, Larry Niven, Frank Herbert, and Julie Czerneda.
Who are your favorite authors?
In addition to the ones I mentioned earlier, I enjoy reading the poetic works of Margaret Atwood, T.S. Eliot, Edgar Allan Poe, Robert Frost, Robert Service, Coleridge, Longfellow, and the like.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I use my Samsung Galxy Tab S3 for that. It has given me a great reading experience so far.
Describe your desk
Cluttered (grin).
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in the small rural community of Nicholsville, NS. I think I appreciated the quiet and serenity of the place the most. There were a number of spots I could walk to and turn inward, and that ability to reflect without distraction was wonderful.
When did you first start writing?
I would say my first foray into writing poetry was in Grade 10 English. We had a poetry assignment where we had to write ten poems with different themes and under different genres. I really enjoyed doing it for it seemed to just flow out of me. So, from that point, I started writing a few poems every so often as I was moved by experiences or felt the need to.
What is your writing process?
I will read a few poems, at times, to get the creative juices flowing. Many times, I will take a long drive through the Valley, or stop at a favourite café or two of mine to pick up the buzzing of life. That seems to help a lot.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Creative release - sheer creative release - period.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I really just wanted to share my soul with the world (and possibly make a few extra dollars on the side - that's really a secondary consideration).
What are you working on next?
My next book of poetry, entitled On Second Thought, which will probably be available in the spring.
Published 2018-04-09.
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Books by This Author

The River Down the Road: Selected Poems
Price: Free! Words: 5,220. Language: Canadian English. Published: October 30, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Canadian Poetry, Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs
This collection of the author's earlier poems contain his love of the natural world, his concern over prevailing attitudes, and his reflections on the people and places that have impacted him. Revealed throughout is the desire to get to the heart of matters large and small, to strip away façade, and to move readers to their core.