Interview with J. A. Boulet

Published 2021-02-27.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
In my spare time, I spend time with my teenage boys doing a lot of fun things. I'm a very spontaneous person and always aim to keep life interesting. We hike, swim, ski and generally get into trouble!
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Tbh, I find it hard to discover new books. I am a picky reader. I love romances and historical fiction!
What is your writing process?
I deliberate for a few weeks on the story and characters, then write a draft outline and do some research to pin down the dates. I then schedule my writing every Tuesday and Saturday nights, fitting in other times as they come available to me, but those two nights are work nights, period.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes, it was a spy novel LOL
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I have no idea. I am a huge book worm. I've literally read thousands of books.
How do you approach cover design?
I have an awesome professional cover designer! She's patient and communicates with me well. We spend several weeks hitting the most important details, I send her pictures and explain in detail my vision of the cover. She takes all that info and crafts it into something beautiful!
What are your five favorite books, and why?
Lie Down With Lions by Ken Follett
World Without End by Ken Follett
The Sisters Brothers by Patrick DeWitt
Wicked Pleasure by Lora Leigh
One Night Promised by Jodi Ellen Malpas
What do you read for pleasure?
Romance and historical fiction
What is your e-reading device of choice?
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
Social media
Describe your desk
My sofa with my laptop on my thighs with a blanket over my shoulders. Oh, and fuzzy wool socks on my cold feet!
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Books by This Author

The Origins
Series: The Olason Chronicles. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 71,370. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2022. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Victorian, Fiction » Romance » Historical » Victorian
(5.00 from 1 review)
An emotional saga of a strong Icelandic mother who never gives up on life and love, a catastrophic 1875 volcanic eruption and a son who goes on to be the strongest one of them all. Go back in time to the beginnings of the Olason family saga.
The Wars Between Us
Series: The Olason Chronicles. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 77,020. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2021. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Military, Fiction » Romance » Historical » 20th Century
An inner struggle of self destruction, a poignant love story and the terrifying Battle of the Atlantic Meet Zachary Olason. You'll either love him or hate him.
The Strong Within Us
Series: The Olason Chronicles. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 77,480. Language: Canadian English. Published: February 27, 2021. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Colonial America, Fiction » Romance » Historical » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
A struggle. A war. The past. Hold on for an emotional ride to the past. A gripping masterpiece that will break you down, tear your heartstrings apart and lift you back up with tears of joy. Open your bookshelf to The Olason Chronicles. You'll be glad you did.
The Strong Amongst Us
Series: The Olason Chronicles. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 76,200. Language: Canadian English. Published: January 22, 2021. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General, Fiction » Romance » Historical » General
(4.50 from 4 reviews)
An emotional saga of a tragic immigration, an intense love story and a journey into the mind of a young brave man.