Interview with J.C. Isabella

When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I typically spend my time reading, and finding new parks to visit with my boyfriend, playing with our dogs Buddy and Peach. I also love to cook! I've been experimenting with Indian cuisine.
What is your writing process?
It depends on my mood. Sometimes I have a great idea and it spills out of me and I can't write fast enough to get it on the page. Other times I need to sit and stare at the wall until something comes to me. But mostly it's me finding a corner at the library with my MacBook. I read everything I wrote the day before and then I pick up where I left off. If I'm not feeling it where I left off I'll jump around. Go back and add a bit of detail, or spring ahead in the story and write a scene I have in mind for later in the book. I rarely write a book from beginning to end. It just doesn't work out. I will always want to expand on something I wrote or cut part of it out and put it in another part of the story if it works better.
How do you approach cover design?
I really love designing covers! Sometimes it's the first thing I do. It kind of helps me get the feeling and visual I need for the book. I have two great cover designers. My friend Rachel at darkcitydesign.com is working on an awesome cover as we speak. And then I have Matthew at http://shaedstudios.com/. He created Chasing McCree and has done an amazing job with all of my covers. I basically have a picture in my head of what I want the cover to look like and then I go to Rachel or Matthew with the idea and they are able to make it a reality :)
What are your five favorite books, and why?
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone- It was the first book I really got into when I was young. Frist fiction novel. First everything, really. It helped me become a reader and it holds a very special place on my shelf.

The Prize by Julie Garwood- Yes, it is an old romance novel. I'd read a few historicals before but none of them were funny. The novels Julie Garwood writes are some of my favorites. Honor's Splendor and Ransom are also great.

Pride and Prejudice- I know a lot of people refer to this book as one of their favorites. But really, it is a fantastic book. One of the reasons I love it is that I sit there, reading something hundreds of years old, knowing I'm not the first. And even after all this time it still speaks to us.

Overdressed- Is a great book about fashion and what we wear. I never knew so much about the clothes I purchase at the most common stores. It was eye-opening and I never looked at buying a shirt the same way again.

Janet Evanovich- I can't just pick one of her books. So I pick her. My all time favorite author. Everything she writes I love.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I have a Kindle :) I love my Kindle. But I love a well worn book even more.
Describe your desk
I have an Ikea desk. It's the glass top with the eggs painted in a frosty white. On it are little things I've collected. A magic 8 ball. Rubiks cube. Slinky. Bamboo plant. I keep a tower with small drawers for my sewing paraphernalia. A stack of library books. It can get very cluttered sometimes, but that just means it gets good use.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I like to see what everyone else is reading. See what other people bought. I'll even peruse the library and then if I really like something I'll get the ebook.
What do you read for pleasure?
Anything that can make me laugh! I love funny books. I love books that are engaging that I can learn from too. Overdressed is a good example. I learned and I loved reading it!
Published 2014-05-13.
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Books by This Author

A Werewolf's Moon, The Council, Book 2
Series: The Council, Book 2. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 58,270. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
I should feel scared, shaking from head to toe with a fear that rivaled any I’d ever felt before—but I wasn’t. I should want to run, put miles between me and the werewolf who claimed I was now like him—but I couldn’t. I could only lock my blurred gaze with his golden eyes and wait for the moon to rise, for the pain to end, and for my new life to begin.
The Council, A Witch's Memory
Series: The Council, Book 1. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 60,020. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
(4.00 from 1 review)
Inside he was tense, coiled, but resolvedly calm. Then I felt him falter, his worry ratchet up. Our gazes locked. He would not sacrifice himself for me. I wouldn’t allow it.
The Unofficial Zack Warren Fan Club
Series: The Unofficial Fan Club, Book 1. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 67,500. Language: English. Published: November 13, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Romance » New adult, Fiction » Romance » General
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