Jolie Mason grew up on the Mississippi river in a town the size of a postage stamp, moved away, and came back again to live in New Madrid, MO as so many do. She lives in a haunted house with three kids, two insane cats, and one neurotic dog.
Recently, she published her first work of a second series and the final book in her Home in the stars series. She's begun work on the War in the stars series, and has no intention of quitting anytime soon.
Her current focus is in the genre of Science fiction romance and space opera because of her enduring need for a second season of Firefly.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Ha. That was too far back. I remember the first thing I ever turned in for feedback from another person. I wrote a romance short story for a creative writing class with an amazing amount of really desperate tragedy. It encouraged me to keep writing, since Mrs. Bracy, one of my best teachers, said I made her almost cry.
I kept writing basically because I made a teacher cry.
What is your writing process?
My process is to treat it like a job. I write what I call a rough legend where I can keep track of characters, events, place names, but, after that, I plod through one chapter at a time writing what comes next. Sometimes, they surprise me.
A special freebie prequel to the Home In The Stars series by Jolie Mason.
For a man obsessed with flying away, Arden Badu spent a lot of time on the ground. He’s just returned from flight training, to find his sister up to her ears in love with a useless rich boy from a dangerous family.
You're Getting Married Soon... Now What? A Book for All Couples
on Aug. 29, 2015
Out of curiosity, I picked this up. Later in my life and considering re-entering the dating pool, this book seemed like an interesting exercise. I can attest to the advice being sound, and I believe I will pass this on to my children as they get older.
In my youth, I already made a few of these mistakes. In marriage, most of our mistakes come in the form of conversations we didn't have soon enough. Had I seen how the deck was stacked against me, would I have gone through with the wedding? Having this book to guide the conversation takes some of the responsibility our of a single partner's hands and places it firmly in both. Very useful read.