Interview with C.A. Jarest

What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The greatest joy of writing for me would be that I get to escape to a different world for a little while. The best thing about this is, it is a world I have created and can change when ever I like. I can go where ever I like and be a different person for a little bit.
What do your fans mean to you?
My fans mean the world to me. Without my fans, I am nothing. I want to share with them the worlds I have created, I want to be the one who sweeps them off their feet into a whole different world. I want to make sure I am pleasing them, helping them to escape into a different world. Fans are everything, they will either help you up to the top or not.
What are you working on next?
I am working on a project that I hope will be on TV as a series someday soon.
Who are your favorite authors?
Oh man, I have so many. J.K Rowling, E. E. Knight, David Eddings, Steven King, just to name a few.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
That is easy, my daughter inspires me. Everything I do is for her. I try to better myself for her, each and every day.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
If I am not writing I am either spending time with my daughter or thinking of other things to write about. I love spending time with my husband and my daughter, they put a smile on my face.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I like to read reviews of the works before reading it myself. I also ask people I work with what they have been reading recently and what they would recommend.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes I do, I actually rewrote it several times. I self published the story in 2007 and then after rewriting it I republished the book in 2012. I still have the book on my hard drive and I am currently working on a sequel.
What is your writing process?
I have to let my mind wonder first before I can do any sort of serious writing. I like to sit in a quiet place, either outside on a nice day or inside in my office. I free write for a little bit before starting my writing.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I remember reading Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's stone. That's the first time I read a book and wanted to know more, read more, and create worlds of my own.
How do you approach cover design?
Sounds silly but, I cannot draw and do not have the means to create a cover on my own. I usually ask a friend or family member to help me.
Published 2017-09-12.
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Books by This Author

Genesis
Price: Free! Words: 4,580. Language: English. Published: November 17, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
This is a short story about the gods that come into play within the realm of the series The Medallion Chronicles. This is a short story about how the war started and how the gods came into existence.
Small Beginnings
Price: Free! Words: 6,380. Language: English. Published: November 17, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
The Medallion Chronicles follows many characters. But one is the most distinctive, that would be Avara. This short story allows you a glimpse of what Avara experienced while she was still in her egg. Where her mother lived and protected Avara, what her mother taught her. You are able to meet Avara and be introduced to her before she grows into the mighty dragon she becomes in the book series.
The Vanishing
Price: Free! Words: 2,740. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action
Argenos and his dragon, Ragronk, are in search of their people, the Dragoniers. The Dragoneirs have suddenly vanished and they are in search of why. They seek the elves for answers, but they too have gone. Argenos and Ragronk find themselves at the mouth of a mountain cave. Will they find the answers they seek?
The Medallion Chronicles: Bloodlines
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 130,250. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Adventure » Action
Zail, a young warrior returns home after fighting in a battle. Once Zail returns home she is plunged into a world filled with gods, magic, secrets, and dragons. Zail then discovers that she is the only one who can free her people from the evil goddess Zathiria. Will Zail be able to defeat this Goddess?
The Unknown Letter
Price: Free! Words: 2,850. Language: English. Published: September 24, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General
Marin, a young girl, finds herself wondering down a long lonely road. Where she is headed she does not know. Marin finally comes across a large castle where she is left with many questions. Why is she here, how did she get here, will she ever be able to return home? The headmaster of the castle answers the questions he can, but leaves Marin wondering and wanting to know more.
The End Days of Earth: Pilot
Price: Free! Words: 15,870. Language: English. Published: September 11, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Adventure » War & military adventure
Hope. That is what motivates us, makes us want to do better. That is the one word that can change so much, give people who are in despair new light. In the blackness of life, hope is what shines through and gives us that breath of relief. Will Sandra have enough hope in the shadows of the world to survive each day for 365 days?