Interview with J.E. Vader!

When did you first start writing?
I first began writing in November of 2002. At the time, me and my wife & kids were living with my gracious, patient mother-in-law, while we waited for our house to be built. I remember the day I began writing. I was thumbing through a few paperbacks of my MIL's that were on a bookshelf, when I became aware of the fact that I could write just as good, if not better, than some of the authors' work I was looking at.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I love it when then characters that I've made up in my head begin to take on a life of their own and begin to do the most remarkable, unexpected things! Storytelling is so fulfilling for me. This is what I love about writing...sitting snug in front of the keyboard, creating or releasing pent up thoughts and emotions that have been trapped and milling around in my head for days, weeks, or even years. I have dreamt of this moment all of my life--the moment when I can truly say, "Hey, I have created something that is a success." I am intrigued by how effortlessly all of this has been. I am where I want to be because of my thoughts. It never feels as if I'm working when I write. I've learned that Purpose + Passion = Destiny. Everyday, I feel as if I'm doing exactly what I'm supposed to be doing.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Honestly, I'm always thinking about writing and the day that I'll be able to write on a full-time basis. I'm obsessed with not allowing any idea get past me, so I'm always in note taking mode with my digital recorder (I nicknamed "R2C3PO"). I'm an author. I spend quality time with my wife and kids. I'm an avid listener of self-help recordings and I'm learning a ton regarding the Law of Attraction (Thanks to, Esther (Channeling Abraham) and Jerry Hicks). I go to the gym--I try my best to get in there 2 to 3 times a week. Everyday, I do something related to writing, even if I only have 5 or 10 minutes. I have to because I love it so much.
One activity where I feel most alive...
When I'm meditating in the small hours of the morning. My aunt recently gave me insight on prayer and meditation that I think is invaluable. She told me that prayer is when we talk to God and that meditation is when God downloads information into our minds and spirits.
What are you passionate about.
I am passionate about motivating others to create goals and visions of where they want to be in life and not just exist. Life is supposed to be fun. We've been put here for a reason, every one of us, and I believe that we are most happiest when we are doing the things that we enjoy doing in life. The quote that opened my eyes and stuck in my mind is "We Become What We Think About." That quote is true positively as well as negatively. If we have the ability to change our lives by changing our thoughts, then I believe we all should strive to think better thoughts, so that we can achieve the types of results we want in life.
Describe your desk
Yuck! I have books and papers strewn everywhere! To the untrained eye it appears to be a jumble, a mess, just plain horrible. But to the layman, of which I am of course, it is organized restraint. I keep saying that I'm going to clean this crap up, but I have more important things to do!
What I'm reading right now
My notes for DUCHESS, Part One, Chance Encounter, by J.E. Vader! (Innocent plug—wink!)
Ask and it is Given, by Esther and Gerry Hicks
Stephen King On Writing, by Stephen King
The Power Of High Vibrational Thinking, by Steve Wharton
Accidental Genius, by Mark Levy
What's the story behind your latest book?
It is an introduction of me. I plan to have a rich, fulfilling career as a writer of urban suspense thrillers and I wanted to get my name out there right now before, The Queen Of Hearts Series: DUCHESS, PART ONE, CHANCE ENCOUNTER is released. I couldn't think of any better way than to say, "Hello!" to all my readers that I've been obsessing over for the past 12 years. The biggest thing I want my male readers to grasp is that I'm writing books that I want to read and that you'll like them.

After reading my book "WTF Is J.E. Vader!?" in it's entirety, I had the opportunity to take a step back and look at what I'd written. What I came away with was a feeling of being inspired and that's who I am in a nutshell. I hope that you try a sample and see that it's very beneficial and uplifting in my kind of way. LOL! I hope that lots of people are aided by what I've shared. It feels good.
One thing I've stopped doing
Frowning and complaining. Honestly, sometimes it's hard to rationalize that the reason that person cut you off in traffic was because they just really needed you to pray for them. It's sometimes difficult to go a full day without complaining about the weather or the meal you got at KFC, you know when get thighs and drumsticks--when you specifically said that you wanted all white meat AND you paid for it! Sigh. But, if you go one day without complaint, that turns into two and then four and pretty soon you don't complain anymore! It's a practiced habit, just like every other unwanted bad habit we sometimes pick up. We can evolve and get it out of our systems, though--if we try!
What do your fans mean to you?
If my fans (I refer to them as My Readers-I'm very possessive over them!) could understand the amount of time I've spent cultivating my works and honing my skills and taking notes and listening to myself on my iPod talking about how the reader is going to see this and see that, they'd realize that this is not your ordinary writer. I'm giving it my best shot 100% and I'm relentlessly pursuing my goal of becoming a Number One New York Times Best Selling Author and my book series DUCHESS has the ability to do it. I ain't no joke.
At least once a week I do this
Kick my dog square in the face. That was a joke! (So many people ask me, "Do you really kick the dog?") No, I was just checking to see if you're really reading this! Seriously, I focus my attention on the flame of a burning candle for ten to fifteen minutes and focus only on the flame. I do this because it is a form of meditation that I like to perform––and I am not a pyromaniac!
Published 2015-03-10.
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Books by This Author

"WTF Is J.E. Vader!?"
Price: $7.77 USD. Words: 9,420. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2015. Categories: Essay » Author profile, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Motivation and inspiration
The ebook "WTF is JE Vader!?" is an introduction to me, author J.E. Vader! It is my debut publication and in it I’m transparent as I share my backstory, i.e., how I got from there to here and everything in between. I also share with you my affirmations, mantras, and other awesome helpful tips that will kick start you towards your own paths of attainment.