DJ Jamison spent more than a decade working in the newspaper industry. When she's not laboring over her works of fiction or reading copious amounts of books on her phone, she works as a freelance blogger and social media marketer. DJ lives in the Midwest with her husband and two children.
She briefly considered writing under a fantastic pen name, but decided that’d be too much like hiding in the closet. As the author of gay characters, it felt dishonest. So, she settled on being discreet, by using her own initials and last name. No doubt, she’ll be outed any day by people who are not part of her target audience but who do know the shade of her hair.
What are you working on next?
Good question. I just finished one novel, and I'm finishing up edits on "Hard Press," releasing Aug. 18. After that, I'm going to take some time to prepare for the GayRomLit Retreat. It's my first year, and I have a lot to do! I'm hoping to continue work on a paranormal book I have in the works, as well as a fun romantic comedy, but we'll have to see how everything shakes out. I've been working hard on these two summer releases, so it's tough to see past that right now.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
Well, I've always wanted to author books, but I knew breaking into the mainstream print market was difficult. When Oyster was released, I subscribed to the service and became an addict practically overnight. I read hundreds of books a year, and I've also subscribed to Kindle Unlimited. Discovering so many indie authors, many of whom were much better writers than I expected, encouraged me to pursue my own dream to write and publish fiction.