Interview with Jessica A. Briones

When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
When not writing I love to read. Although these days those none writing moments are rare.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Usually word of mouth.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Gosh, yes. It's called All Roads. I recently re-read it and it's terrible. Maybe someday I'll go back and give it a proper edit because it's complete.
What is your writing process?
Sit and write. I don't outline, I don't plot and I also don't write in order. I write whatever scene comes to me and then put it all together. I love when the story just flows.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I can't remember the first story I ever read, but the one book that made an impact and that I remember being totally and completely submerged in was, Are You There God It's Me Margaret by Judy Blume. Couldn't put that one down—I wonder what Margaret is up to these day. Wouldn't a follow up be fantastic!
How do you approach cover design?
Cover design is an important part of the publishing process. Covers sell books after all. I try to incorporate something in the story that is relevant to the main character. When He Came Back has brush strokes on the cover, the main character in the book, Claire, is a painter. That idea was presented to me by my cover designer and I loved it.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
I have eight and they consist of Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series.
What do you read for pleasure?
I read everything!!!
Describe your desk
A mess!
Published 2016-02-04.
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