Interview with January Rain

When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I am either working my day job, reading something, hanging out with family, or at band practice. Oh, and then there are those pesky Facebook games!
What is your writing process?
Just write--that's it. It's ever evolving, but the mainstay is the need for quiet solitude. I gain far more energy just from that.
How do you approach cover design?
I find someone who knows what they are doing and buy it from them! I'm a writer, not a cover designer or graphic artist.
What are your favorite books, and why?
Gone with the Wind, it also happens to be my favorite movie as well. I just fell in love with the depth of the characters and the idea that the main female was socially ahead of her time because she refused to give up and that meant doing things that a southern belle never dared to even think of doing. I also love the romance of it.

Twilight--I love the series and the movies. I have always been a sucker for a vampire story. And, more specifically lately because they really seem to delve into the questions: "what is a soul" and "what is good or evil." It also deals with a lot of restraint, whether referring to the romantic element or the humanistic one (i.e. holding onto your humanity when your nature is to devour them).
What do you read for pleasure?
I tend to read books I could not throw into one genre. There are thrilling, adventurous and sometimes even philosophical pieces to the story that I like. I suppose I pick books that speak to the romantic or idealist in me.
Describe your desk
It's an utter mess!
When did you first start writing?
I have been writing since I was a child. I was once sent to a young writer's conference--I believe I was in the 7th grade.
What's the story behind your latest book?
The story was originally written as a screenplay for someone my husband knows locally who does independent films. He decided to go a different direction and so I revised it and expanded it into the short story it is today. The story was ultimately conceptualized with the tight requirements of what the independent filmmaker originally called for in a script and my husband helped me brainstorm and tease out a few ideas until I came up with Meet Mr. G.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I have my husband to blame for that. He made me do it. ;)
What are you working on next?
I am working on something--you'll just have to wait and see.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
The alarm! I wouldn't use the word inspires, though.
Published 2016-01-06.
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Books by This Author

Meet Mr. G
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,710. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
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Gordon Garrison is a dark and tortured author, afflicted by the characters inside his head. After becoming aware he has been manipulated, Gordon decides to turn the tables. Follow his journey as he battles creative dilemmas, an overpowering spirit and questions reality and existence as he becomes more self-aware in his rise to power. Dare to find the hidden meaning. Is there more than one?