Interview with Candi Jones

What is your writing process?
Using my imagination. Whatever I imagine or dream, that becomes a story for me. Then I share it. It's not something that happens overnight. The process takes time because I want the reader tho habe every detail so the book becomes their reality when they read it. It becomes part of their imagination.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
Yes. It was in high school. Out wad based on what animal I could be If I chose to be one at that moment. I chose a cheetah because I was having problems at home, at that story became my outlet.
How do you approach cover design?
My cover has to convey the story I'm writing. I want a reader to look at the cover, and say I want to read this book because the cover leads me into the story.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
I like different types of books, so i don't have 5 favorite books, but paranormal would be my favorite genre, then romance, then science fiction, comedy, and after would be mystery.
What do you read for pleasure?
Paranormal and paranormal romance
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I like using kindle. They have some off the best device selections, and they're very dependable.
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
Putting myself out on social media. I put news of my books on my twitter (@authordeejones8), my instagram (candijones84), and my facebook (author Candi Jones).
Describe your desk
I don't really have a desk. I type on my tablet while sitting on bed ote on the sofa.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in the South with a Northern father. It influences the way I write in that it gives me different settings to use.
When did you first start writing?
I started writing in 2016. My first book was actually a cookbook called "I Slay Food". It's still out and being read and used.
What's the story behind your latest book?
My latest book is a part 2. It comes from something that I wish could have happened, but didn't. So some of it is reality but a lot of it is just my imagination.
Published 2017-07-23.
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Books by This Author

Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,270. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2017. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » General
Cherise thinks he loves her. She would do anything for him.Yet the reality is so much more than what she thought it would be. Read how inside.
The Fire to Her Flame 1
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,020. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2017. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Romance
Kenny has loved Janice since children. Janice couldn't stand Kenny. Yet time cam change things. See if these two can love each other.
The Fire to Her Flame 2
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,710. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2017. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Romance
Love can be strong. Secrets can break love. Will Janice and Kenny be able to love through the secrets?
Chocolate Shot
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 10,300. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2017. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Romance
A chance meeting. A chance for love. A chance for someone to try to destroy it. See if this love lasts or will it be destroyed by someone's jealousy.
Kitchen Slayers
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 960. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » American / General
Something for you yourself, or you and your child(ren). Have fun in the kitchen!
I Slay Food
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 1,830. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » American / General
This cookbook comes from my love of cooking. I wanted to share this love with everyone i can. I hope you enjoy this book and that each meal brings your taste buds joy.