Interview with Wesley Jade

Who are your favorite authors?
Uhm, how am I supposed to chose?! Well, growing up I used to frequently read Terry Brooks and Anne McCaffrey. The two of them have major influences on my SFF writing. Nora Roberts is a favourite of mine as well. Her romance novels always tug at my heartstrings. Nowadays I'm in love with YA fiction. Sarah J. Maas and Maria V. Snyder are some of my favourites in this genre. Also, I love LGBTQ fiction. David Levithan and Alex Sanchez novels have been dear to me, growing up. Then there's Mary Calmes, Z.A. Maxfield and J.L. Langley books that I simply devour.
I could go on and on, but...
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
My work, mostly. I work in a library, which should be enough of a reason. However, I love the feeling of finding that exact book that a patron wants, or recommending some of my favs to them, and watching that glowing smile appear on their faces. This is what gets me outta bed.
Also, anime. (^-^,)
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Reading, anime, reading, anime. Some more reading. Also, I love going to the cinema, attending cosplay events, and spending time with my friends, when I'm not doing the first four things in this answer!
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I first try and find a printed copy. Whether at a library or in the bookshop. A physical book will always be my first choice. Barring that, I will try and find an eBook online.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
I think the first complete story I ever wrote was about a character that may have appeared in my short story There's a Prince in the Kitchen. However, this character is still going through some changes, and I'm not ready to share him yet.
What is your writing process?
Was I supposed to have one? (o_o) Uhm, well at the moment it's pretty sporadic. The only time I really have to write, is in the evenings after work, and on weekends. I'll usually spend a while thinking about the story, formulating characters in my mind, the general plot, before I put anything on paper. I usually do research if there's subject matter I don't know much about. Names are important to me so I'll spend time thinking about my character's name and meanings, trying to line it up with their personality.
Once I've done the thinking work, I move to my word processor. I don't have a set structure while writing and usually just let the words flow.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I think the earliest one I can remember is A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin. I remember thinking about it for days afterward, wondering what happened afterward, and how the author could have come up with such an amazing world filled with vibrant characters.
How do you approach cover design?
I don't. Seriously, if I could have someone else do it, I would. Art was never my strong point, and though I think visually when I write, my hand doesn't translate that well into physical art. I like free cover design sites and things like that. I can cobble existing things together quite well, but anything from scratch is beyond me.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
No, you can't ask me this. Seriously? No. I can't choose. Skip.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
My mobile phone. Barring that, my tablet.
Published 2017-04-05.
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CEA Into the Beyond Volume 1
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