Interview with Janie Whitlock

Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes, it was about a blind queen who kidnaps a child. Sci-Fi, I think.

What is the greatest joy of writing for you?

Having just the right word or phrase come to me with ease

Who are your favorite authors?

Jane Austen, Sue Grafton and Cornelia Otis Skinner

When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?

Walking, thinking, cooking and researching the etymology of words

How do you discover the ebooks you read?

Word of mouth

What inspires you to get out of bed each day?

That first cup of tea and attacking my to-do list

What is your writing process?

I write a certain portion in my head and try to remember it when I get the computer up and going

How do you approach cover design? E-mail my Mom that I need a cover design

What is your e-reading device of choice? Kindle fire – a present from someone up-to-date technologically

What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you? This remains to be seen

Describe your desk – on my knee I balance the laptop sitting upright tin bed with my foot under me – often my foot goes numb at some point
What are your five favorite books, and why?
All Creatures Great and Small, Persuasion, Our Hearts Were Young And Gay, Cheaper By The Dozen, and Sue Grafton's Alphabet Series.
What do you read for pleasure?
True Crime when it is well-written.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in the South. I like the quirky use of wording.
What are you working on next?
Fiction,the novel.
Published 2014-07-16.
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Books by This Author

Sweet Sour Bitter
Price: Free! Words: 16,300. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
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In Sweet Sour Bitter: A Tale of a Friendship, a Transplant, and a Lemonade Stand, lifelong friends tell their story of how an impending liver transplant shaped their lives. It’s a tale offered to readers with the hope of inspiring them to see the richness of their own stories, friendships, and lives.