Interview with Jessica Kong

When did you first start writing?
I began to dabble in the art of writing during High School. I was a fan of the then popular singing boy group and created short stories about meeting them. My friends all loved the plots, characters, and dialogue even though I felt the sentence structure needed help.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
My motivating factors were, and still are, my husband and children. They know how much I wanted to become a published author and saw how long it was taking me while I tried the traditional route. It was their idea to go indie. They prodded me until I mustered up the courage to walk on that path. I have no regrets.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
To be able to create worlds and manipulate the characters as if I was God. I can make my characters happy or sad, kill them off or bring them back from the dead. I just love the flexibility.
What do your fans mean to you?
They mean everything to me. Without them, my worlds would remain a secrete. I may put my story on paper, but my fans are my voice. They are the ones who give my stories true life.
What are you working on next?
I am working on book two of the Sea-anan Saga. It's a science fiction romance named, A Forgotten Kitten.
Who are your favorite authors?
Nora Roberts, Ann Rice, Johanna Lindsey, and Christine Feehan.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Starvation. I'm always hungry when I wake up.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I like to watch ghost stories on TV, read, do jigsaw puzzles, and play video games.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
For the most part, they are suggested books from other readers.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
I do. It was a typical story about teenage girl dreaming of finding true love with a rock star. My friends enjoyed reading it.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
Not really. All I can say, is that I loved the classics and whatever my English teacher picked for the class to read. Needless to say, she and I was the best of friends. I loved her choices in books and she loved my enthusiasm to read them.
Published 2013-09-03.
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