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

Midnight Showing
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 57,880. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Science fiction » High tech
When Detective Coby Drake is called to the Cinema Direct theater on 9th Street, the scene doesn’t seem any different from others he had worked during his career. It was when theater deaths began to increase around the city of New Orleans and the common factor between them all was the discovery of inoperable cell phones near the victims that tested his skills as a detective.
Forever Chapter (One Biker's Journey)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 50,150. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Inspirational, Fiction » Religious
Devin is a loving husband, father, and club member. He juggles his three passions until the unthinkable happens—a tragic motorcycle accident takes him from his family and sends him on a journey he had only heard about.
Broken Society - Your Guide to Anti-Terrorism
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,650. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Terrorism, Nonfiction » True Crime » Murder
Are you prepared for what's to come? A must read for your own personal awareness. Broken Society is your very own personal guide to anti-terrorism. Eye opening stories of past attacks where we include criminal activities as terrorism.
Kill List
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 48,130. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Adventure » Men’s adventure
In a society where it is okay to kill an innocent, unborn child and not okay to kill a convicted murderer, you must ask yourself, at what point do decent people begin to clean our society by all means necessary?
A Patriot's Call
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 53,620. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
In this political thriller, author J. Stoute makes you ask yourself, could America really become a socialist country? At what point do true American patriots and oathkeepers stand and be counted? What would you call a citizen who acts against that very development at all costs, a terrorist or patriot?
Natural Born Americans
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 54,390. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
A war with only one side is a massacre. As attacks from Islamic extremists continued to increase, Xander pulled together a team of patriots who would stop at nothing to hit back at those intending to do harm. Jihad in America had finally become a two sided war. Many on the team had sworn to defend the very country they loved.
Deadly Recall
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 54,680. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » High tech, Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
Do memories make us self-aware? Dr. Eugene Baxter worked all his life to answer this question. He dove into human memory and its connection with a person’s sense of self. The end product is the MEM – Memory Exchange Module. He ecstatically moves forward, using some of his results in his college classes, not realizing his life will change forever.
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.
Southern Complications
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 37,740. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Adult, Fiction » Romance » New adult
Although this story is fiction, it is based on accounts given by an actual person who has been through this. No woman or man should live their life in fear of someone else. Please use the review section to help others make the right decision. I do cherish your reviews and encourage you to leave them; however, I'll exchange a review for words of encouragement for others any day.
3 Days
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 50,160. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Adult, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Shannon's Mid-life crisis goes wild. Is it possible for someone to fall in love in only three days?
Out of the Darkness
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 79,010. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
A tale of psychological madness. Your mind is an amazing tool but what happens when your mind betrays you?
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 61,010. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Romance
For Samantha, falling in love was a task in itself, until she meets her prince. A prince of darkness who sweeps her off of her feet, then leaves her because of a promise to himself, but not before making her one of his kind.
Throttled Hearts
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 58,670. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Erotic
As with life, love is full of twists and turns with no clear direction toward our destiny. While on this journey, we live and love along the way. In Alexandria’s case, it was the death of her husband that pushed her into seclusion, until a friend was able to convince her it was time to go on with her life after months of mourning.