Interview with J.E. Bolton

Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
When I was in the eighth grade, I remember reading WHERE ECHOES LIVE by Marcia Muller. I'll never forget the impact it had on me and my desire to impact readers in the same manner.
How do you approach cover design?
I think the cover design needs to grab your readers before the book does. It's always the first impression.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
THE FIVE PEOPLE YOU MEET IN HEAVEN by Mitch Albom, MISS PEREGRINE'S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN by Ransom Raggs, THE CAT IN THE HAT by Dr. Seuss, ONCE IN A LIFETIME by Danielle Steel and THE CHRISTMAS BOX by Richard Paul Evans. Each one has their own creative flavor and you see yourself "going there" in your mind.
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
Social networking. Basic word-of-mouth is best free advertisement there is.
Describe your desk
LOL! Next question.
When did you first start writing?
At the age of twelve.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Having someone come up to be at a book signing or emailing me and telling me they're inspired to become writers, too, or to follow their own dreams. There's nothing like it.
What do your fans mean to you?
I couldn't sell a book without them. They mean the world to me.
What are you working on next?
I'm working on a number of projects at all times. You'll just have to wait and see. =)
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Honestly, letting my brain chill out.
Published 2013-11-27.
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Books by This Author

Professor Habershaw's Fairy Tales For Grown-Ups
Price: Free! Words: 16,420. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fairy tales
The world-famous Habershaw Traveling Sideshow Company makes its way to various small towns. No one really sees it coming but somehow the show makes its way to your hometown. Be warned, my friends. Anyone who enters this particular attraction never exits, and if you're not careful, you could become his next greatest story yet to be told.
The Christmas Key
Price: Free! Words: 3,750. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Christmas, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
One Christmas Eve night, Stephen Swift prepares to end his life. In the process, he not only finds a reason to live but also learns that love is the greatest power of all. A hauntingly-beautiful Christmas short story.
The Christmas Ornament
Price: Free! Words: 3,370. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Christmas, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
(2.00 from 1 review)
What happens when a century-old ornament breaks one Christmas Eve, and its mysterious contents reveal a shocking, dark family secret? One young man's devastation learning about the horrible secret and his own unhappiness drives him to the end of his rope. But one visit to the local cemetery in order to battle his inner demons and confront his family's dark heritage will change his life forever.
Fetch: A Trilogy Of Terror
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 20,070. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Two college students, Allison Locke and Riley Garrett visit Allison's hometown of Viculus, Tennessee on a picturesque Autumn weekend. During their visit, they encounter three abandoned places, each with its own deadly, and supernatural pasts. The truth about the little town unravels,and Riley learns a valuable lesson: the past should stay buried, and what doesn't stay buried can kill you.
Forever And A Day
Price: Free! Words: 17,520. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American, Fiction » Fantasy » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
Jacob Grayson seems to have his life exactly how he wants it to be. However, his life is also filled with a painful childhood, his mother’s unexpected death, and the estrangement of his father that caused him years of self-destruction. He suddenly finds himself at the crossroads of hate and redemption. Will he finally forgive his dying father, or have years of anger hardened his heart forever?