Author Interview J. Jerome

  1. What got you into writing?
    1. I have been writing since grammar school. It started with reading novels for class and writing poems.
  2. What is your favorite genre?
    1. Why? Fiction/mystery and suspense. I like this genre the most because I love to try and figure out the mystery and who done it. Being able to visualize characters and scenes.
  3. What was your favorite part of writing Priscilla?
    1. Developing the characters and the storyline for each character. Just taking the characters through changes and making them have to make choices that impact other characters and the actual storyline.
  4. Inquiring readers want to know, what inspired Priscilla?
    1. Priscilla was inspired by wanting to finish my first novel. Also to build a great story that could leave readers in suspense, but also give a reader a look into someone’s life that has to navigate so much to survive. Then give readers a vision of a coming of age and growth of a character.
  5. For you, what’s the best part of storytelling?
    1. The best part is allowing a reader to be able to picture my characters and the scene. Be in the story and visualize it all.
  6. What area, of the writing process, is your biggest struggle?
    1. Really, nothing. I just love to write. I write so much. I have so many stories already started. I just have to always buckle down and pick one to complete.
  7. How do you overcome those struggles?
    1. Making the choice to stick to one story and finish it no matter how many new storylines fill my mind is a huge way I overcome. It’s how I finished Priscilla.
  8. What’s your go to writing beverage?
    1. Coffee. By far. Because I often do most of my writing while everyone is sleep. Late nights or early weekend mornings.
  9. What is your long-term goal?
    1. To become a well know fiction author with many titles thag readers love and recommend.
  10. When you’re not writing, what can we find you doing for fun?
    1. Bowling, singing, spending time with my wife and kids.
  11. What advice to you have for writers of the future?
    1. Write, write, write and write some more. Jot down any ideas. All of them. Take notes in your smartphone if it pops in your head and you are out and about. Just keep writing, no matter what.

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