Interview with J.C. Brooks

What are you working on next?
I am working on a romance novel as well as a few children's books based on the antics of my siblings and me when we were growing up.
Who are your favorite authors?
My facorite authors are Jane Austen, Emily Griffin, Brenda Jackson, and Jennifer Crusie.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Knowing that God has blessed me with another day inspires me to get up and try to make the most of it.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I usually search for a specific genre like romance or mystery.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
I don't remember the first story, but I wrote my first poem with my mom when I was five.
What is your writing process?
I get a piece of the story and have to fill in what happens around it.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
Everyday Use by Alice Walker. Every time I read it, it brings me to tears.
How do you approach cover design?
I haven't gotten thatfar yet, but since we do judge books by the cover, I think it is helpful if the cover draws the reader in.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld becuase it is a modern remake of Pride and Prejudice
Pride and Prejudice becuase it's Pride and Prejudice
Eye of the Beholder by Ruth Ann Nordin becuase the story is heartwarming and frustrating all at once.
The Next Best Thing by Jennifer Wiener because it is an unconventional love story.
Agnes and the Hitman by Jennifer Crusie and Bob Mayer because we all need a little excitment in life and how can you go wrong with a wedding and contract killers in the same story.
What do you read for pleasure?
I read romances and mysteries for pleasure.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I have an ipad with the kindle app so I read ibooks and kindle ebooks mostly.
Describe your desk
My desk is messy, and I do my best work at the kitchn tabl.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in rural North Carolina, but I am not sure how it has influenced my writing.
When did you first start writing?
I was writing stories before I could write words. I would draw stick people and make up their stories in my head.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
The desire to do something I love.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Finishing.
Published 2016-08-30.
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