Interview with jack30341

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up all over the country as my father was in the military, and we moved every couple of years.

During these multiple moves, I met and got to know many different kinds of people and characters.

I think this developed a fascination early on for different personalities.
When did you first start writing?
Probably not seriously until I was in my thirties.
What's the story behind your latest book?
I like wildly different scenarios. Putting characters in situations where they would never expect to do what they wind up doing.

This can provide intense drama.

And, it can be provocative at times.

In this latest story, I wanted to take the older woman/younger man scenario and try spicing it up and making it timely.

My previous book was similar, but it involved more of a match of wits, where each character thinks they have the upper hand over the other.

There's also the slow relenting of a person's resistance that I wanted to explore.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
Wanting to be read and get feedback.

Wanting to know if I can create an experience in a story that will move others.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?

Smashwords is so empowering.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?

It's hard to say.

There's the high of writing when the words just flow, and then (hopefully), there's the exhilaration that sets in when others enjoy reading what you wrote.
What are you working on next?
I want to take a classic story and make it into a modern erotic story.

An ode to a classic, so to speak.
Who are your favorite authors?
There are the obvious ones---Hemingway, Faulkner and Wolfe.

And, there is DeMille, Grisham and King.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Every day is about adventure and survival. Every day.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Reading, listening to music, watching movies, learning what I can.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Several different sources.

Smashword searches, reviews, literotica, online surfing.
What is your writing process?
It varies.

Sometimes, I just start with a situation, and write out the plot from there.

Other times, I outline generally, going through the plot in a more planned approach.

In either approach, I like to try to really develop the characters fully.
How do you approach cover design?
I want it to convey the atmosphere of the story and be provocative.
Where would a reader get a good sampling of your writing besides here?
I have written stories over at Literotica for years, and continue to do so.

They typically start slowly, then get more intense and more graphic.

I am wanting to constantly improve on creating characters.
Where would a reader get a good sampling of your writing besides here?
I have written stories over at Literotica for years, and continue to do so.

They typically start slowly, then get more intense and more graphic.

I am wanting to constantly improve on creating characters.
What do your fans mean to you?
Everything. Otherwise, the writing is incomplete without readers.
What is something different about the story, "The Contest"?
The female character, "Amy", to me is intriguing. She's almost a bit of a bitch in the beginning. She's very attractive, she knows it, and she's only getting with Jason, because she has to for the contest. But as the story evolves, she's drawn more and more to Jason. She actually does get intimate with him---more than just physically.
Published 2014-02-06.
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Books by This Author

His Birthday Gift
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Lauren's Longing
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The Contest
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,210. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Romance
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Mrs. Robins' Son
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Stepson's Blackmail
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When a scheming stepson tries to take advantage of his attractive stepmother, a test of will ensues. He's determined to have his own way, and she decides to teach him a lesson. They both get surprised. Adults only. Mature audiences only. Completely fiction and no characters under the age of eighteen.