Interview with J. Stoute

What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
Great question however, I am still searching for one.
Describe your desk
I always use my laptop so my desk is anywhere I set it down.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Kaplan, La. but in a whole different time when things seemed to be simple. I like using local setting in my books because I am proud of where I am from.
When did you first start writing?
I would have to say in high school. I started writing songs then moved on to short stories.
What's the story behind your latest book?
Out of the Darkness, Cause & Effect. I now have 3 stories that have some kind of abuse in them. I'm not sure why hut I feel we should live in a world without sexual, mental, and physical abuse. Life is too short and no one should be afraid to live.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
For my first book, it was more of a test to see if I could do it. After 7 being published, I think I can. LOL
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Too early to tell.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I enjoy telling a story.
What do your fans mean to you?
The fans mean everything, they are the ones who read. My motto is, Without a reader, what's the point of a story ?
What are you working on next?
Book 2 of Out of the Darkness. This one is called No Redemption. As Caroline spends the rest of her life in jail other take................... You thought I would tell you huh?
Who are your favorite authors?
I actually have one. ME! Only because I spend so much time at it.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
It has to be the need to feed. If not for going to work, I would starve,
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Promoting it seems. However I do enjoy fishing.
Published 2015-09-15.
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Books by This Author

Saving Allison
Price: Free! Words: 24,360. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Family, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues
Deciding that a short drop and a quick stop is the only solution, she ties the noose, climbs the ladder, and prepares to meet her end. She hadn't expected Jordan—her 18-year-old guardian angel—to show up and free her from the noose. Jordan shows Allison glimpses of the future—of what might be, if she lived, and what would come if she didn't.