Interview with Sebastian Jaymes

What is your e-reading device of choice?
I have been using Kindle
What's the story behind your latest book?
My first book Memoirs From The Road To Everywhere Vol I, is about growing up on the North Coast near Cleveland, my rich early family life and childhood experiences, and how I fell into the entertainment business at 19 as the tour manager for two hit rock n roll bands. I'm working on the second one, Vol II now. It's about my years working in the mainstream of the entertainment business based in the Hollywood / Los Angeles area. Vol II will be about the years I spent as a producer of live events in exotic locations around the world.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up on the North Coast of America near Cleveland, Ohio and Lake Erie.
When did you first start writing?
I began writing poems not long after I began reading.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
My whole life I sought out adventure and life experiences through my work and always, from childhood knew that I would someday learn to write them down for others to enjoy. I enjoy telling stories, beginning with my own. When my trilogy is complete I plan to write fiction. I've written several unsuccessful screenplays that I intend to turn into fiction books. In a way, writing is the continuation of those adventures.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Being able to document and share my relatable experiences with the world.
Who are your favorite authors?
I have a many hero's in the classics, Dickens, of course, and John Steinbeck at the top of that list. And several Thriller writers. Two of my favorites are John Sandford, and Michael Connolly. Plus a ton of others as well as obscure non fiction writers of History, Archaeology, American Civil War History, and more. My tastes are pretty eclectic. Show me something interesting and I'll read it. I've never been without a book since I learned to read. Before that I was read to. Thanks, Mom and Dad.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
I hate wasting daylight even though I now mostly sit in my home office and type words into a computer. Next to a window of course.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
From age nineteen I spent most of my life traveling and working in exotic places around the world. Now, I read, I love to cook, I see movies, TV. I love good stories in any medium, and in conversation. I used to play golf but gave it up when I injured my back.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
It was probably a poem about a life situation. As a songwriter I wrote many story songs.
What is your writing process?
I like to write first thing in the morning when I'm still partially connected to the subconscious dream state. Most of the time it locks me into a "zone."
I Wake up in the morning, check email, review and revise, eat breakfast, ingest a small amount of caffeine, continue to write until I run out of gas, review, polish, or revise again, stop. Shower, sleep, do it all again tomorrow. At present, I'm good for a 6 -8 hr. day all inclusive.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I read a book called "Wonderful Visit To The Mushroom Planet when I was about 9 yrs old." I think it was about a boy that goes to the Mushroom planet in a flying saucer. As an adult I'm curious about what the inspiration was for that title.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Word of Mouth,email alerts, Book sites,
How do you approach cover design?
For Volume II of my memoir series I was browsing public domain images and found something interesting and colorful that caught my eye. I ran with it from there.
What do you read for pleasure?
Civil War historical accounts, fiction, fictional history, thrillers, whatever non fiction or any other genre catches my eye..very eclectic tastes
Describe your desk
Two screens from a third on my laptop- work area to the right on the desktop. 90% digital
What do your fans mean to you?
Everything!
What are you working on next?
First, Volume 3 of my trilogy...then a fiction series starring an archaeologist.
Published 2018-07-12.
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Books by This Author

Memoirs From The Road To Everywhere Vol II Wild Boys and Girls Of The Road
Series: Memoirs From The Road To Everywhere Vol I The Road To Rock n Roll. Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 113,620. Language: American English. Published: July 18, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry
Vol II Author Sebastian Jaymes Trilogy about the adventures he finds as he works his way around the world "on someone else's dime" in the entertainment industry.
Memoirs From The Road To Everywhere Vol I The Road To Rock n Roll
Series: Memoirs From The Road To Everywhere Vol I The Road To Rock n Roll. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 169,200. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers
Author Sebastian Jaymes story, from childhood on a lifelong journey to see the world. He begins with a childhood of pleasant family memories, “where the suburbs end and the countryside begins.” When he is forced to Leave Catholic School to face harsher realities in the public schools he encounters the first in a lifetime of bullies, as well as the racial divide of the 1960’s. But it is In those y