If you were to give Josi Wales the option of choosing a super hero ability she would jump at the chance to fly. Being a stay a home mom, she longed for sights outside her daily scenery and found them in the worlds she creates without taking a step outside. And though you might think those people are crazy who walk down the streets animatedly talking to themselves, she secretly is one of them. Though well hidden, Josi puts this endless habit of ongoing and senseless conversations into the lives she molds.
Deciding to take on the daunting task of attempting to write a first book, Josi toiled at the computer and painstakingly produced the first chapter. Excited and proud of the hard work and effort she put into it, she nervously handed it to her husband and waited. The outcome was not what she had hoped, but loves her husband more for the honesty and uplifting support that swiftly came after. Forcing herself to look at the positive side and backed with her husband’s kind words, she took another brutal stab at rewriting the first chapter and came out, this time, with happy tears.
Writing fiction books allows her imagination to run wild. Anything is possible when you get to make up the rules and she likes to play on human emotions. She tries to set the scenes so that her readers can relate to the feelings and situations happening on the pages and bring them to an atmosphere that is different from their own.
Already she has more ideas of outlandish, or right in your back yard stories eager to be written, and hopes to make mouths drop or tears fall.
What's the story behind your latest book?
I am a stay at home mom and I was going insane not having a hobby. A few times I had tried to start a book, but the ideas always shriveled up and died. Writing my first book really took off and was easy to write. I thoroughly enjoyed creating the story and being able to see inside it. Writing the book was like reading a good book. It left me guessing what was going to happen and next thing I knew I was excitedly typing away. Now I find myself creating little worlds or stories in my head. Some I develop further, while others take a nose dive. I find it fun and exciting. Now if only I could exercise and type at the same time.
What do your fans mean to you?
They are a huge part of things. When you have an interest or hobby you really enjoy, it is exciting to be able to share them with others who have the same interests. Especially when your conversations get very animated. The fans bring those awesome moments to life when their excitement and enthusiasm shines through. Not only did you make their day with an exciting story they could sink into, but their enjoyment also makes my day. It's a win/win situation that brings on a lovely ray of positivity. Besides the disappointment of finishing a great book too soon, I am always left feeling good and cheerful. The euphoric boost is always welcome throughout my day. That is what I hope to pass on to my fans, good vibes and smiles.
How do you fight off love when you don't know what it looks like? Forbidden to Johnny, his focus must be on the ones who want to toy with him, or kill him. But when heartstrings pull Johnny within his enemies reach, how will he survive?