Interview with Jordan Jones

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up near downtown Oklahoma City. I went to a private school and learned a modest amount of discipline before third grade. I moved during school, until I resided back in OKC during high school.

I think isolating my writing skill as being my only advantage as we moved around added a cynical side to my voice. I wasn't getting approval, and I didn't need it. The world was my sardonic masterpiece.
When did you first start writing?
I first started writing in second grade when I wrote a Mario fanfiction. Then, I wrote little stories in school up until I was seventeen, when I got serious.
What's the story behind your latest book?
I'm re-upping The Cult as it's my only polished offering at the moment. I've perfected the manuscript and I'm really excited to get readers in on the deal. The next books that come will be splendid.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I think my creativity is best shown when I'm writing. By sharing the writing, it gives a sense of purpose to my life. Writing is one of the only things I have to keep my head above water sometimes. If it gets momentum, then I'm above water all the time. Or at least that's where I'm at right now.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
I've had an account since I first started self publishing and that helped the cohesiveness of the entire publishing business project. I could relate to what I had already done, and what worked, and didn't, and make fresh choices. That's why I love the cloud for saving everything I ever make.
What are you working on next?
Next I'm working on another novelette called Dark Bat that needs a lot of work. It's a supernatural adventure based on a farm. The principles of the Shidave state that one man's soul may enter an animal body and live eternally that way. Anyway, it's all in the story.
Who are your favorite authors?
Kafka, Dick, Orwell, Tolkien, and not many more.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
My ongoing projects. If I go five minutes without thinking about something online, then, well, I'm actually doing pretty good. I work too much.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I hang out with my friends and drive to the lake, go to new destinations and try to earn money mowing lawns.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I choose them through research on the author. I usually scan from an author's library and choose the one I think I'll enjoy most.
Published 2017-10-20.
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Books by This Author

The Cult
You set the price! Words: 14,690. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2014 by Copypasta Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Coming of age
A teenage boy ventures through a world devastated by a drug known as Chem 1 and eventually finds success he never expected.