Interview with Jules Gabriel

How do you discover the ebooks you read?
First I look at the cover design and if I like it, then I go for the author's sypnosis to the story. Thirdly I would read the reviews of the other readers about their reading experience. If 50% are positive or average, provided that I find it interesting (after reading a sample of a page as well), then I shall definitely buy the book, read it and share my honest experience (review).
What is your writing process?
Well before I started I laid a plan based on a set preview of how I want the story to be rolling per chapter. This sort of skeleton plan made it much easier when it comes to writing the actual story.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
Yes, I do and it was 'Abduction' by Robin Cook released in 2000. It was the first book I ever complete as I found the story addictive and brilliantly written as well. Up till now I still consider it as one of my favorite.
How do you approach cover design?
I would think of the story and then try to match a cover that can be used to depict it as well as being an eye-catcher to the readers. With that information in mind I tried to put myself in a reader’s position and with the help of close relatives we debate about it. I take all the negatives aspect of a few chosen covers. With the positive views gathered I try to make a better one. This must be done as it's the first thing that readers shall be going for before reading the sypnosis.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
I have a lot of favorite books but the five I like dearly are; (1)'The Da Vinci Code' by Dan Brown. This mystery action-thrill novel is an amazing book in its own right as it's been written very well and the story is just breath-taking till the end. (2)'The Color of Law' by Mark Guimenez is an outstanding court thriller which is also well written with a powerful story. (3)'The Hunger Games' by Suzanne Collins is magnificently well written that it captures the imagination in a unique way just like Stephanie Meyer's 'Twilight'. (4)'Next' by Michael Crichton is a brilliant story based on nano-technology gone wrong and the way it has been written make it also a great one. (5)'One Shot' by Lee Child is one of the best action-thriller I've read in 2013. The author has done a great job by making the characters of military background quite believable.
What do you read for pleasure?
Any book which is well written and which I tend to find very interesting as well.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
What's the story behind your latest book?
It's my first book and it's about a teenager who had been bullied in the past. Two years down the road he had made some changes with his lifestyle that he is no longer an obese child. Just as his life is starting to turn around with a new found love he found himself forced to make a stand against a gang of bullies. It all gets complicated when a stranger come to his house and offer some good deeds. Then the police come for him for an interrogation downtown. Nothing is what it seems as he is taken into an unknown where he has to make a stand for him to survive.
Published 2013-11-24.
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Books by This Author

The Gate Keeper
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 65,970. Language: American English. Published: November 21, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
I am 16 years old and my name is Phil. Be part of my struggle as I make a stand against a gang of bullies. Nothing is what it seems to be. Our futuristic destiny which we’re yet to uncover may hold the key to the human evolution, technological revolution and our progress.