Interview with Jacqui Spence

Who are your favorite authors?
Stephen King, John Saul and Dean Koontz
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
I love to read and write. Now I'm also into marketing and promoting my book. Hearing someone say that they love what I have written just makes my day!
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Reading! I love to read and I love to write!
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I have a nook, and I look to see what's recommended. I also go by what my friends are reading and my book club.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Of course, before I wrote novels, I actually wrote a few short stories and lots of poems.
What is your writing process?
Once I have an idea, i try to come up with a loose outline so I can determine one thing to accomplish in each chapter. But I keep it loose so that I can see what develops.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
Yes, the first book that wasn't for school was Comes the Blind Fury by John Saul. I was so caught up in the story I read it all in one day! I was so captivated that I couldn't go to sleep until I finished it all.
How do you approach cover design?
I hire a professional designer. I tell them what the book is about and see what they come up with. If I like it, I get it, if not, I ask for more ideas until I'm satisfied.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
I don't have 5 favorite books. I try to read everything that my favorite authors have written and so far I have not been disappointed.
What do you read for pleasure?
I read fiction for pleasure. The scarier the better. I try to read things that don't pertain to my genre, so that I don't accidentally write something I've read and so that ideas don't come to me that's already been written.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I currently have a nook but I also read epubs on my Imac. My next step is to buy a Kindle.
Describe your desk
My desk is pretty simple. Computer, pens and paper with drawers to save files.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Mt. Vernon, NY and in my first book, lots of the settings took place in NY. That's why most people think it's my true life story but it's purely fiction. I've never dated a male best friend and none of my male friends want to kill me.
Published 2015-06-24.
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Books by This Author

No Longer Friends
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 69,690. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2015. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » General
This is the sequel to Amongst Friends, With Friends Like These. More action-packed! Angel is back and she's better than ever! She realizes that her best friend wants her dead. She tells him, "Come and get me!" And that's just what he intends to do!
Amongst Friends, With Friends Like These...
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 42,340. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2015. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » General
Can these friendships last the test of time with all of the lies, betrayals and a murder? Somethings shouldn't happen amongst friends!