Interview with Janet Hall-Gilbert

What are you working on next?
I have several projects in the works, one is the third book in the Jamie Jean Cooper series, and several short stories that are being published in an anthogy. I am also in the process of adding mystery to my romance and have started a new series, which I have quit found a name for yet.
Who are your favorite authors?
I have many favorites, most are not your main stream best sellers, but I think my all time favorite author would be Kristan Hanna. For now that is until I find another that captures my interest.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Some days it's hard and I have to thank the Lord for allowing me to take that first breath in the morning. I suffer from PTSD and I have a great deal of empathy for those who suffer from any mental health issues.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Thinking of my next book. I have a great love for horses so when I have the oppertunity you can find me in a field in the mountains watching a herd of wild Mustangs.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I look for free books and if a title or the author catches my eye then I will read it. I have found that a lot of great writers works are missed because of the almighty dollar, so I read what ever fancies me on that particular day.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes and I still will pick it up every now and then just to see how far I've come.
What is your writing process?
I sit down and start typing, I don't worry about who will like it or if it will make me a million or not. I let the story channel through me, so sometimes I find myself sitting until the wee hours of the morning banging away at the key board.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
No I don't really because, in my early years I was to busy chasing something that really wasn't mine, to worry about what I read or even who wrote it. I read to turn my mind off of what was happening in life. It was my escape.
How do you approach cover design?
I pick a picture I like and hopefully it will suit the book. Sometimes I get it right and sometimes I don't.
What do you read for pleasure?
Romance, Westrens, mystery, and I read a chapter in Proverbs a day just cuz I want to.
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
So far I haven't found any, I think a person can spend alot of time and money serching for the right tool when sometimes all you need is alot of luck.
Published 2015-04-07.
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