Interview with Olivia Jackson

When did you first start writing?
2 weeks ago. I have been reading around 4 books a week and a friend said 'why don't you just write one' so I tried.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I just love to read and some of the author's that I have become friends with are indie so I just copied them.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
It hasn't yet but I hope that it will.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I picture myself as the characters and then I picture each scenario. I find that quite easy.
What do your fans mean to you?
I have non yet, but I hope to get some soon. I need to write more first.
What are you working on next?
Part 2 of the Manipular Chronicles. I have started it and it should be out in a couple of weeks. I have that many stories in my head to write that I don't know where to start.
Who are your favorite authors?
Felicity Heaton, Dan Brown, Mimi Jean Pamfiloff, Melody Anne, Ruth Cardello, there are just too many to put down.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
I have to go to work to make the money so that I can play.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Reading or going on holiday. I love both.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Facebook mainly; I am friends with many authors and on their pages they promote books. I like the free ones best.
What is your writing process?
I play everything out like a film in my head and write it down as I go. I find it quite easy but I'm not so good at the detail bit yet. I need to write more detail so other can picture what I see. I am getting there I think.
How do you approach cover design?
I picture the character in my head and then I look for photos that match them. I do my own covers and I do enjoy making them now that I know what I'm doing.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
The Hunger Games - it was just amazing.

The Crossfire Series - Sylvia Day is just a great writer; I envy her.

50 Shades of Grey Trilogy - I know, I just love them; I have read them around 10 times each and have them on audio.
What do you read for pleasure?
I love vampires, romance, erotic, thriller. I will read anything really.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
Kindle Fire HD. I like Apple products too.
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
I have no idea what to do, so I just use Facebook at present.
Describe your desk
I don't have a desk. I sit on my bed with my laptop on a tray and a pillow under it. I don't have room for a desk.
What's the story behind your latest book?
The Manipular Chronicles Part 2 - I have chosen 2 family members and I am writing about how they met and what they are going to get up to as they have been together 10 years. You will have to have a look to find out more.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Nope. I destroyed it years ago. It was probably erotic though.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I read the Hunger Games and that started me off with reading the way I do now. I didn't really read before that but now I read all the time.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I still live where I grew up; in the middle of nowhere surrounded by green fields, hills and woods; it is very picturesque.
Published 2013-08-23.
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Books by This Author

The App Meet
Price: Free! Words: 4,320. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » General
Sally is bored at home alone on a Saturday night; she has a drink and gets rather horny so downloads an app on her phone and invites a man round for a one night stand. They both get more than they bargained for when Richard arrives.
The Manipular Chronicles
Price: Free! Words: 9,760. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Erotica Anthologies
(2.50 from 2 reviews)
It's Serendipity and Sebastian's 21st Birthdays and they are given special powers. Everytime they go to sleep from this night forward they become Legendary Manipulars which means they can go to whomever and wherever they want and manipulate people into doing their bidding. The only thing they have to remember is to once a month perform a sexual act to keep their life energy or become fully human.