Interview with Irene Jane Holmes

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Boardman Oregon. English class in General School had us write stories for the school assignment. I was interested in Writing Story. I always felt that writing stories are like writing a movie.
When did you first start writing?
Early 2001
What's the story behind your latest book?
The story behind my last book that is going to be published soon around May 2018. Inspire Fun Adventures; Increases Smiles of Joy. Inspire children, family, friends of all ages to have their own adventures. Bring your story alive by imagining your walking with the boys, as they hunt for treatures and learn to share. Danger approaches and the children learn to watch and protect everyone including yourself. Magical journey under the ocean in a submarine. Can the Dolphins save the family in time before the Shark and Whale get them? To help the children learn that animals on land or in the ocean can be dangerous, and to take precautions no matter what adventure your having. Being safe and sharing with others is the moral behind the story.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
To write adventure stories and share them with the world. To help others learn many skills that can come from reading a book, poems, songs or even watching films.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Smashwords is one way to get my books out there. I have problems getting them to accept my ABC book's formatting and other things our having problems. I have to keep trying to fix the problem. No sales that I know of on this site yet.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Writing is a way to express your thought in words. It is a way to refresh your mind and thinking skills. Writing is a way to create another film in words for the audience to enjoy a lifetime to come.
What do your fans mean to you?
Fans mean their are people interested in my writing. Having fans is another way to help each other and spread the word of the book for others to enjoy.
What are you working on next?
I have been working on the 2nd version of the ABC, 123, Color Animal Kid; Farm Adventures. Another phonics book adventure at the farm facts from a-z.
Who are your favorite authors?
My favorite authors our Dolly Parton, J. K. Rowling, and more.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
To see what type of adventure leads ahead in stories I write or an adventure with my son.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Reading, teaching my son. Doing activities with my son. taking care of my cats and kittens. Watching films, TV shows and read some books to give me more ideas on what to put in my next story. Online a lot promoting my books on social sites. Reply back to fans and other authors. Cook and Bake with my son, while I teach him cooking & baking skills plus more. Play adventure, roleplaying, card games, gems games sometime in my spare time.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
From Southern New Hamshire University Online courses, from other authors and writers.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
A memo story that I use to keep updates sometimes from day to day in my journal book when I was a child growing up. I would have to look up the fiction story I wrote for English class back in general school, as a child.
The first book I wrote and it was my 2nd published book is The Boys Adventure Through the West. Later I changed added wild before the west. Travel on a journey through the wild west of paranormal ghost, mystical deadly creatures. problem-solving, trap doors, get stuck in a cave and problem solve to find a way out. More information go to www.irenejane.com
What is your writing process?
My writing process is doing research sometimes for the topics and gives me ideas on what to write, writing, review and editing my work. I let others read it and review it and then next step is to review and edit it again. Add more deep information in my work if it needs to. Hunt and do research for a publisher and published my next book when funds are available. Post a sneak preview on my blog from my website @ www.irenejane.com/blog
I write western, paranormal, fantasy, magical, adventures, sci-fi multi-genre. For all ages from 0-99
I write children phonics animal books, magical fantasy adventures for children. short stories, short novels, poems, songs, script.
I'm a multi-genre author.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
Little House on the Prarie books was one of the first novels I read. I see how the Ingalls family love each other and wanted to help others. LDS Book of Mormon is one of the first books I read. it helps to let you know what already happens in the past to prepare you for future events of the Lord's coming and other events. To help others is like your helping God and yourself.
These books give me an impact on helping others and prepare for future events. Writing stories is another way I can help my audience through my writing.
How do you approach cover design?
I go through the details in the story of the events happening to the characters and what they saw and learn. For example, ABC book represents animals and the alphabet, so I use animals that represent each letter. My ghost town book is a western ghost town. I do research on ghost town that gives me ideas for my cover and more. I use characters actions I get a good idea of what they look like. My publishers gave me a picture website they use and I go through each section of the front cover and inside of the book according to the actions and events of where the characters are in the storyline.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
Harry Potter - It teaches you to fight against evil and learn what you can in life.
LDS Book of Mormon, Pearl of Great Price and the Doctrine and Providence, 13 Articles of faith and Genesis Bible of the old and new Testament - teaches you about the past experiences of events, to help others, do what the lord command, so we can return to him in the afterlife, warns us from the past and to recognize future events
Dolly Parton Coat of Many Colors - teaches about her life childhood when her mother made a coat of many colors is a treasure to her. I learn to keep treasures from the past, so the future generation can enjoy and experience from them.
Little house on the prairie, teaches us we can be happy no matter if we're poor or not. we can get through struggles and keep doing the lords work will all work out somehow.
Smurfs - the smurfs our happy all the time, but sad, mad sometimes too. help each other and pappa smurfs teach about the safety of others and your self, help each other and be happy.
What do you read for pleasure?
Poem books quotes online, Dolly Parton and J .K. Rowing quotes, read scriptures, LDS church songs
What is your e-reading device of choice?
pdf format for the computer
mobile format for my phone
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
replying and liking other writers and authors books and other writings on facebooks. Reviews on twitter work well. promotional on social sights like facebook, twitter, Instagram, Linkin.
Describe your desk
light brown, the drawer that has 3 keyboards, a drawer that has 2 mouses in it. 16" Flat screen TV for the monitor, 34" smart TV I use for the monitor and TV makes it easier to read on the computer and the internet. Organize shelves with paper, books, and documents in it. USB outlet that has a lighted up USB charger built in it. We use an entertainment center to organize our computers, printers and more.
Describe your desk
light brown, the drawer that has 3 keyboards, a drawer that has 2 mouses in it. 16" Flat screen TV for the monitor, 34" smart TV I use for the monitor and TV makes it easier to read on the computer and the internet. Organize shelves with paper, books, and documents in it. USB outlet that has a lighted up USB charger built in it. We use an entertainment center to organize our computers, printers and more.
Describe your desk
light brown, the drawer that has 3 keyboards, a drawer that has 2 mouses in it. 16" Flat screen TV for the monitor, 34" smart TV I use for the monitor and TV makes it easier to read on the computer and the internet. Organize shelves with paper, books, and documents in it. USB outlet that has a lighted up USB charger built in it. We use an entertainment center to organize our computers, printers and more.
Describe your desk
light brown, the drawer that has 3 keyboards, a drawer that has 2 mouses in it. 16" Flat screen TV for the monitor, 34" smart TV I use for the monitor and TV makes it easier to read on the computer and the internet. Organize shelves with paper, books, and documents in it. USB outlet that has a lighted up USB charger built in it. We use an entertainment center to organize our computers, printers and more.
Published 2018-04-07.
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Books by This Author

Boys Adventure Through The Wild West Ghost Town
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 29,890. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Explore ghost towns and have a fun adventure as you could find treasure boxes, and might even keep something to take with you on your journey. Ghost and myth creatures appear in the hotel, trap doors that could lead to a dark cave. Increase courage to face your fears of myth creatures and problem solve on your quest through Ghost Towns. Hunt treasure boxes and find a secret inside of a chest.
ABC 123 Color Animal Kid; The Journey Through The Forest
Series: ABC 123 Color Animal Kid. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 1,620. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Concepts / Alphabet, Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
Enhance Smiles of Joy; Increases Fun Learning. Open your children’s world to the forest adventure of the Alphabets, Numbers, Colors and the Animals in this fun picture book. Walk with Mikey as he explores the forest with fact abouf the numers and colorful Animals from a-z. . This fun adventure story will teach your children the basicphonics education andtheir five senses. Fun for the whole family.