Interview with Jerry Sedgewick

When did you first start writing?
I started writing in 8th grade. Or someone told me I did. I do remember keeping a journal in 9th grade. One page was ripped through because I wrote the word "hate" using the pen as a knife.
What's the story behind your latest book?
I wrote "Turn It Down" after having taken up science by mistake. Suddenly I was a scientist, and I resented it. After having worked with a scientist famous in his own time, I learned why research can be so fun. Mostly because you work with eccentrics. I started to wonder what my life would have been like if I grew up as a science nerd. I wanted to also re-invent my growing up days as a believer in God. My real growing up was quite different. You might say I hung with the wrong crowd, though we did have a lot of fun.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I recognized early on when attempting to publish that what I wrote about didn't fit neatly into any genre, nor into general themes published in the last 40 years. Indie authorship allows for outside-the-box stories. I found out, as well, that publishers don't spend much time marketing after publishing your book.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Every part of writing is joy. It just is.
What do your fans mean to you?
Everything. Writing to oneself isn't much fun.
What are you working on next?
The next book is for serious and smart readers. It's entitled "Imagine Something Better." The book follows an all-night conversation about the lost gospel of Mary Magdalene, and how to live. I mean that in light of what Jesus taught, and others after him, both religious and pagan. After that it will be a humorous, somewhat autobiographical novel entitled "Sophmoron" (misspell intentional). Then "Satan's Secrets," from one of Satan's minions who reveals all about how we are manipulated.
Who are your favorite authors?
Steinbeck, Tolstoy, Seneca, Kierkegaard, Bellow, Swift, Austen, and others I can't recall at the moment. I regard Jane Austen as a particularly gifted writer.
Published 2015-10-16.
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Books by This Author

Turn It Down
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 34,340. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Humor, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Religion
"Turn It Down" is a laugh-out-loud story that follows four quirky high school seniors; their science experiment on the effect of ear-bleeding music on mice; and what happens with a mouse named Megadeath, a TV reporter, a dead guppy, and a bumbling guy who thinks he's in love.