Interview with D.M. Jarrett

What is your writing process?
I start with ideas for an overall plot and add to it over time until I am happy. I figure that when I'm really excited about the story as a film style plot, I'm ready to write. Next I work through the characters and tell the story from their perspective, which often leads to surprising twists.
How do you approach cover design?
I sketch out some ideas that fit with the story and work with a professional artist to develop the cover. We go through sketches and proofs until we're both happy with the finished design.
What do your fans mean to you?
I write for my readers. I love the idea of people enjoying Sean Yeager books.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
I like witty and mind blowing books. Better still if they are both at once. One of my favourite authors is Iain Banks, who sadly died recently. I also enjoy Jonathan Stroud and in particular the Bartimaeus books.
What do you read for pleasure?
It varies from John Le Carre to Iain Banks to Jonathan Stroud to Tom Sharpe. Often I'll try a new author and see if they pull me into the story.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
Kindle, laptop and now an iPad
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I went to an usual school where I was allowed to create my own world of ships and bases.
When did you first start writing?
I have always written. I started Sean Yeager books as short stories in 2011.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I love engaging with the readers and creating crazy screens. Feedback and ideas spur me on to the next madcap scenes.
What are you working on next?
I am currently working on Sean Yeager Claws of Time which is planned for 2017. So far it is shaping up to be an incredible adventure.
Published 2016-07-31.
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Books by This Author

Sean Yeager Hunters Hunted
Series: Sean Yeager Adventures. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 53,620. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Survival Stories
Sean Yeager is an innocent youngster drawn into a game of cat and mouse between The Foundation and its enemies. Taken to a safe house by Agent Rusham, Sean quickly becomes bored and explores ways of reaching the world outside. When he meets Emily, they decide to hunt for a legendary treasure. But will they succeed before they are captured? And what is the significance of Sean’s recurrent dream?
Sean Yeager and the DNA Thief
Series: Sean Yeager Adventures. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 49,410. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Survival Stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
The first thrilling adventure in the Sean Yeager series. A fast paced and humorous action, adventure, thriller series with quests, spies, aliens, robots and commandos. Written for teens and adventurers of all ages.