Interview with JM Carydice

What are you working on next?
I have several projects I am presently working on. One being the rest of the books in the Alphabetical Fruit and Vegetable Bunch series. Another had originally started out as a young adults book but because the contents covers a number of adult genres (including sex and violence) I think it needs censoring and am turning it into a novel. Last but not least my main novel 'Never Judge a Book' is my baby of the lot and one I will have to dedicate a number of years to if I want it to come be just as I had envisaged it.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Usually with the family. Catching up on stuff or carrying out my regular daily duties.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
This is going to sound terrible saying what I'm about to say, but the truth be told I had only (up until recently) become aware of smashbooks (probably just a few months back - if I'm to be honest). So I've always browsed amazon for ebooks. Plus they often send me emails of book recommendations, so it has always been easy for me to find a good ebook..
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Unfortunately I don't... That was decades ago. I've been writing since I was a kid see and I've always written short stories and songs or poems (which I've never published). Sorry folks but asking me if I remember my first story is like asking me to look for a needle in attic.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
It was probably something from the The Holy Bible. I believe Noah and the Arks story. I remember feeling sad that the world had got flooded and that so many people had been washed away. I was scared for Noah and his family being trapped in a big ship with ferocious animals such as Lions, snakes, tigers and crocodiles etc. And I absolutely loved the idea behind the creation of the rainbow. The impact this story had on me is that to this day It is my favourite book and I still have a strong love for God.
How do you approach cover design?
I leave that all to my son. Once I give him an idea of what it is I am trying to achieve he is able to come up with the type of things I like.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
MY favourite books are Queen (by Alex Haley). I like this story because it's about the white side of Haleys roots. Who was originally sent to the US has a convict. I also love Flowers in the Attic and If There Be Thorns by Virginnia Andrews. This deals with incest mistreatment and history repeating itself (loved Bart he is such a character). Another one is Faceless By Martina Cole. A thrilling East End/Essex gangland type novel. My list could go on and on because there are so many excellent writers about. .
What do you read for pleasure?
My Bible. I find it comforting. Some of the stories are so amazing like Cane and Abel, Solomon and Sheba, Joseph and his multicoloured coat, Daniel in the Lions Den etc. etc. Best adult and child story book of all time.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
Kindle for PC. Android is not bad either and iphone/ipad a definite.
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
None yet. Being a novice and still very junior in the field I am learning with each day that goes past.
Describe your desk
An absolute mess. Laptop in the centre with bits of ash scattered all over. Empty wrappers fill the bin beside the desk. Books on one side and papers (including letters) must be about four inches (or more) high. Lots of empty coffee cups. So cozy... LOL..
Published 2014-07-01.
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Books by This Author

Aaron Apple and the Rain
Series: The Alphabetical Fruit And Vegetable Bunch, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,420. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Fiction, Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Elementary
An educational book for children aged 5 to 7 years. Aaron Apple and the Rain is an intriguing children's book which teaches the importance of rainwater through a fun tale. It briefly touches on science, nutrition and agriculture, by using basic meteorological concepts, talking elements and interesting food like characters. With illustrations on each page it makes.reading fun for the young.