Interview with Jorga Hollis

What is your writing process?
I use personal experiences to tell the stories I write.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
The first story I read was a historical romance. It made me understand that true love and happily ever after did exist, even if you had to write it!
How do you approach cover design?
I had a vision based on the book title.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
The Outlander Series, Rock Chick Series, Rough Riders Series, 50 Shades of Grey Series, and Gone with the Wind. All of these books offer a type of love you just can't find anywhere but a book. They give me hope of one day writing a legacy for generations to come to read time and time again.
What do you read for pleasure?
I adore Diana Gabaldon, Kristin Ashley, and EL James.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I currently am in a love affair with my Nook.
Describe your desk
My desk is a large, white platform with huge windows overlooking a serene waterfront.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in the inner city. This influenced my writing because I needed an escape, and writing gave me that to me.
When did you first start writing?
I first started writing when I was in 5th grade. I moved from short stories to poetry, then to life musings, comical stories, romance, and finally a conglomerate of them all.
What's the story behind your latest book?
The story behind most of my writings is life experience and wishful thinking.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Writing gives me a release and satisfaction. I have a way of expressing myself, and of knowing that I have completed something.
What do your fans mean to you?
The fans mean everything! Without the readers, my writings would mean nothing. Just knowing that one person reads and enjoys my writing is so wonderful. I will never be able to express the gratitude I have for the readers.
What are you working on next?
I am starting a book about star crossed lovers.
Published 2015-06-30.
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