Interview with J Fine

Who are your favorite authors?
Charles Dickens and Terry Pratchett. Oh, and E. Nesbit, possibly the greatest children's author ever.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
You need inspiration for that?
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Dozens of things. I like to draw, paint, read, listen to music- and work is quite important as well
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
At the moment I only read classics on a screen- I prefer 'real' books, and get those mainly out of the local library.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
No.
What is your writing process?
Recently it has been dining-room table and coffee. Annoyingly, all the best ideas come to me at times when I can't write them down. Actually writing seems to dry that up, so sitting comfortably is a big must.
How do you approach cover design?
At the moment I don't do much. We shall see for the future
What are your five favorite books, and why?
To Kill a Mockingbird is one, but its difficult to choose a top five.
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
I haven't really used any! This whole interviewy thingy is one though.
Describe your desk
It is very desky. Oh, and messy.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
Inside books. It rather heavily influenced my writing; in fact 'how didn't it influence your writing?' may be a better question.
Published 2014-06-27.
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