Interview with Jasmine Taylor

What motivated you to become an indie author?
Being able to help others through my experiences.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Smashwords is such an easy platform to use and offers a great resource for indie authors to get their products distributed to their customers at no cost.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Being able to share a story that touches others or impart knowledge to help others overcome adversity or solve a particular problem.
What do your fans mean to you?
Everything! Without them, I wouldn't be able to share or make a difference in their lives.
What are you working on next?
A new series of interactive coloring books
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I like to spend my free time outside close to nature. It could be a walk on the beach, in the woods or hiking a mountain trail. I find this helps quiet the mind, brings peach and stillness. This often leads to new thoughts and inspiration.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Through a number of ebook promotions sites.
What is your writing process?
I usually start with researching a popular topic or niche that's also appealing or has some direct correlation to my experience or background. I then brainstorm ideas using mind maps to construct a basic outline and then fill in all the details. I then construct a rough draft, review, edit... rinse and repeat a few times and then publish.
How do you approach cover design?
I've tried designing my own covers a few times but now turn to sites like fiverr and leave it to the experts. I'd rather spend my time working on the next book.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
Kindle and iPhone are my e-reading devices of choice
Describe your desk
Very neat and organized. There is a place for everything and everything is in its place. I tend to work more efficiently without clutter and distractions. Oh and don't forget the perpetual cup of coffee & occasional piece of chocolate.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Southern California. The weather is so nice and much of my life has been spent outdoors which has allowed me to connect with and appreciate the beauty in nature. This has directly effected my appreciation and love of art and creativity.
Published 2017-04-02.
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Books by This Author

Coloring Butterflies: A Seek & Find Sample Book for Adults (Hidden Doodle Art Series)
Price: Free! Words: 390. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Crafts - General, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Stress Management
You'll love the sample pages in this unique "seek & find" book. Find the hidden doodle art butterflies and create your one-of-a-kind artistic masterpiece. Browse the eBook, download free coloring pages using the links within. If you'd like more then grab the Amazon print version. Just hit the buy button, it's FREE. Enjoy.. you've got nothing to lose!
Coloring Flowers: A Seek & Find Sample Book for Adults (Hidden Doodle Art Series)
Price: Free! Words: 390. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Crafts - General, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Stress Management
You'll love the sample pages in this unique "seek & find" book. Find the hidden doodle art flowers and create your one-of-a-kind artistic masterpiece. Browse the eBook, download free coloring pages using the links within. If you'd like more then grab the Amazon print version. Just hit the buy button, it's FREE. Enjoy.. you've got nothing to lose!
Flower Coloring: An Inspirational Coloring Book for Adults (Colorful Quote Series)
Price: Free! Words: 280. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Crafts - General, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Stress Management
You'll love the sample coloring pages in this inspirational flower coloring book. Read the beautiful messages and quotes as you create your one-of-a-kind artistic masterpiece. Browse the eBook, download free coloring pages using the links within. If you'd like more then grab the Amazon print version. Just hit the buy button, it's FREE. Enjoy.. you've got nothing to lose!
Butterfly Coloring: An Inspirational Coloring Book for Adults (Colorful Quote Series)
Price: Free! Words: 290. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Crafts - General, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Stress Management
You'll love the sample coloring pages in this inspirational butterfly coloring book. Read the beautiful messages and quotes as you create your one-of-a-kind artistic masterpiece. Browse the eBook, download free coloring pages using the links within. If you'd like more then grab the Amazon print version. Just hit the buy button, it's FREE. Enjoy.. you've got nothing to lose!
Train Coloring: A Realistic Picture Reference Book for Adults
Price: Free! Words: 390. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Crafts - General, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Stress Management
Be inspired with these realistic colored steam locomotive images. This reference eBook illustrates blending and shading examples to create stunning colored masterpieces. Treat yourself, unwind and relax while bringing these classic machines to life. Browse the eBook and grab the Amazon print version. Just hit the buy button, it's FREE. Enjoy.. you've got nothing to lose!
Puppy Coloring: A Realistic Picture Reference Book for Adults
Price: Free! Words: 320. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Crafts - General, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Stress Management
Be inspired with these realistic colored puppy images. This eBook is a reference for the print version illustrating blending/shading examples to create stunning colored masterpieces. Treat yourself, unwind and relax while bringing these cute puppies to life. Browse the eBook then grab the print version on Amazon. Just hit the buy button, it's FREE. Enjoy.. you've got nothing to lose!
Harambe Coloring: A Tribute Picture Reference Book for Adults
Price: Free! Words: 370. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Crafts - General, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Stress Management
Be inspired with these realistic colored Harambe images. This eBook is a reference for the print version illustrating blending/shading examples to create stunning colored masterpieces. Treat yourself, unwind and relax while bringing this gentle giant to life. Browse the eBook then grab the print version on Amazon. Just hit the buy button, it's FREE. Enjoy.. you've got nothing to lose!
Horse Coloring: A Realistic Picture Reference Book for Adults
Price: Free! Words: 330. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Crafts - General, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Stress Management
Be inspired with these realistic colored horse images. This eBook is a reference for the print version illustrating blending/shading examples to create stunning colored masterpieces. Treat yourself, unwind and relax while bringing these magnificent horses to life. Browse the eBook then grab the print version on Amazon. Just hit the buy button, it's FREE. Enjoy.. you've got nothing to lose!
Kitten Coloring: A Realistic Picture Reference Book for Adults
Price: Free! Words: 360. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Crafts - General, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Stress Management
Be inspired with these realistic colored kitten images. This eBook is a reference for the print version illustrating blending/shading examples to create stunning colored masterpieces. Treat yourself, unwind and relax while bringing these adorable kittens to life. Browse the eBook then grab the print version on Amazon. Just hit the buy button, it's FREE. Enjoy.. you've got nothing to lose!