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Interview with J.S. Wilson
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
The first real story that interested me was Anne Rice's Queen of the Damned. The immensity and detail of the story made me want to write my own stories.
How do you approach cover design?
It has to grab my attention. Something colorful, but pertinent to the story. Something that doesn't give anything away.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
On the Road by Jack Kerouac
The Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
The Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger
The Queen of the Damned by Anne Rice
What do you read for pleasure?
Mostly poetry or classics. Very hard to beat.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I'm completely old school and prefer a physical book, however, I do like a Kindle.
Describe your desk
Large and a mess, usually.
When did you first start writing?
What's the story behind your latest book?
I wanted to explore the idea we all have about death and what would we do if we could talk to someone we lost, just one more time?
What motivated you to become an indie author?
Disillusionment with the writing business. The business aspect of it is a major turn off. I enjoy the creating aspect so much more.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The escape into anything I can come up with. To discover new worlds and characters.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes! It was a variation of the first Eden Blackwell Series. Vastly different from what it turned out to be.
What is your writing process?
There really isn't much of one. When the desire strikes, I try to write what I can down. I'm so undisciplined right now.
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
Just spreading the word.
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