Interview with EJ Divitt

What motivated you to become an indie author?
I became an indie author because I lost a bet to my husband. I had already written several fiction manuscripts and short stories. They are taking up one drawer of my desk but I never did anything further with them. I would do National Novel Writing Month year after year and just pile up the manuscripts. I also like to give advice; to help people find what they need. Well one day my husband told me I should write down all of the etiquette rules my father and mother had taught me. He then proposed a bet with the stakes being if I lost I had to submit my etiquette book for publication. This resulted in my first indie publication, Etiquette As I Learned It. I lost the bet but it was the best bet I ever lost.
What do you read for pleasure?
I read a lot of different things for fun. I am a big fan of paranormal fantasy such as the Iron Druid Chronicles by Kevin Hearne and The Kate Daniels series by Ilona Andrews. I read a lot of mystery. I read romance. I also listen to a lot of nonfiction audio books. I recently heard Blink by Malcolm Gladwell which I enjoyed and a finance one that I will not mention as I did not particularly enjoy it. I currently have Cold Days by Jim Butcher going as an audio book and I am reading Wild Invitation by Nalini Singh in paperback. I also have Rapture in Death by JD Robb going as an ebook.
What's the story behind your latest book?
My latest book, Things Every Goddess Should Know . . . And We Are All Goddesses, is actually something I have been working on, off and on, for 10 years. I would write down good advice I got or lessons I learned or quotes I particularly liked on little slips of paper or sticky notes. I did this for years while the pieces of paper piled up. I most have had a few hundred of these slips of paper in a file in my desk drawer and one day I decided to organize them. This became the first draft of TEGSK.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
When it comes to e-reading, I generally use my Kindle Fire. It was a gift that I would never have bought for myself but I use it constantly. I read on it; browse, play games. I even listen to music on it. I still prefer the feel of a book in my hand but I often bring my Kindle Fire when traveling so I can have a lot of books in one small place.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I can not remember the first story I ever read. I have been reading for as long as I can remember. Books are an indistinguishable part of my life. I can no more remember my first story than I can my first breath.
Published 2014-09-29.
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Books by This Author

Ghost Of A Memory
Series: The Ghost Protector Trilogy, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 58,120. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Can Jenny save her brother, face down an ancient evil and avoid getting killed or worse, fired, in the process?
Ghost Of A Smile
Series: The Ghost Protector Trilogy, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 65,460. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
It's been months since Jenny Chang took over her father's job as supernatural protector. Being the Ghost Protector has already cost Jenny more than she thought she had to lose but now the stakes are higher than ever.
Ghost Of A Chance
Series: The Ghost Protector Trilogy, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 55,200. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
Jenny is descended from a long line of supernatural protectors; too bad no one told her.
The Complete Ghost Protector Trilogy
Series: The Ghost Protector Trilogy. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 168,510. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
All three novels of the Ghost Protector Trilogy When Jenny's father is murdered the mantle of Ghost Protector passes to her; too bad no one told her.
More Daily Writing Prompts To Spur Creativity: 366 Writing Prompts To Help You Get Started
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,110. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Creativity
Do you dream of being a writer? Do you want to be more creative? This is the place to start. This book contains 366 writing prompts to help you get started; one for every day of the year including leap day. Do them one at a time in order or jump around and do several at once. Consider this a workout for your creative muscles. You can get started now.
Daily Writing Prompts To Spur Creativity: 365 Writing Prompts To Help You Get Started
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,260. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Creativity
The best way to get your creative juices flowing is by starting with short bursts of writing. Need some help getting started? Check out these 365 writing prompts.
Things Every Goddess Should Know . . . And We Are All Goddesses
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,800. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Personal Growth / General, Nonfiction » Reference » Personal & Practical Guides
Want your inner goddess to show? These are the things you need to know. Have you ever read Greek mythology? Athena, Artemis and Aphrodite were incredibly powerful, beautiful and often petty and mistake prone. They were still goddesses. Being a woman means you have the potential to be a force of nature. You are strong and beautiful in ways you have not yet begun to understand. You are a goddess.
30 Second Etiquette
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,410. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Etiquette, Nonfiction » General reference » Questions & answers
A series of quick essays on a variety of etiquette topics. Are you worried about how to behave at a wake? Is it okay to decline an invitation without giving a reason? How do you handle it when things get awkward? You'll recognize some things that have irritated you in others and see topics you have not considered. Covers over 35 topics of everday etiquette situations.
I'm Engaged! Now What?
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,650. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Weddings » Wedding planning & checklists, Nonfiction » Weddings » Bride preparation
You're engaged! Congratulations! Now what do you do? Do you know where to begin the things you need to plan? What decisions you need to make? You want your wedding to be amazing. "I'm Engaged! Now What?" will help you be your own wedding planner and make your dream day come true. It's all a matter of planning and preparation. Answers the question, What do I do now?
The 30 Second Goddess
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,870. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Personal Growth / General, Nonfiction » General reference
A collection of short lessons and thoughts on a variety of subjects. Includes lessons on starting a fire, figuring out your net worth, learning to appreciate yourself and even surviving the zombie apocalypse.
Etiquette As I Learned It
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,230. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Etiquette, Nonfiction » General reference » Questions & answers
Have you ever found yourself at a loss as to what to say to someone at a funeral? Been overwhelmed at the thought of writing a thank you card? You have good intentions but just need a little help? This book is for you.