Author Interview: Jamie Jackson

1. Paperback, hardback, audiobook? Paperback

2. Pick a genre, any genre! Fantasy, specifically urban fantasy

3. What is the first book you remember reading? Dealing with Dragons.

4. What book shaped your childhood most? Oh, wait, I have to pick one? Dealing with Dragons, The Golden Compass, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark…

5. When did you first start writing? Elementary school but I would say it wasn’t any good.

6. What made you want to write? Does it still hold true? Reading stories made me want to tell my own.

7. What book/poem are you most proud of creating? Honestly, Fear and Fury, because it was my first completed book.

8. Did you publish your first book or is it for your eyes only? I did indeed publish it.

9. How many books/collections have you published so far? As of December 7th it will have been two books.

10. What genres do you write in (or hope to)? Urban Fantasy/Romance, hoping to write in Paranormal and Horror as well.

11. Do you do research for your writing or is it all in your head? I do research as I’m writing, does that count?

12. To plan, or not to plan your plot? I plan by accident.

13. What route of publishing have you chosen? Do you plan to stick with it? Self-publishing, and yes, I intend to only ever self-publish at this time.

14. If you could live inside another author’s universe, which one would you pick? (Ex: Middle Earth, Narnia, etc.) Honestly, it would need to be a modern day universe because I like things like antibiotics, cell phones and the internet.

15. Do you currently have a WIP? Yes, books 3-8 technically, as well as currently writing book 9 in the Adventures of a Villain-Leaning Humanoid series, and a paranormal/horror/romance that is currently stalled because I’m focusing on the series first.

16. Tell me about the character you’ve created who is dearest to your heart. Oh, it’s got to be Virgil. He’s a telekinetic, and I would say technically qualifies as an anti-hero because he often works in shades of grey rather than always being on the up and up. He blackmails a lot of people.

17. What do you consider your current magnum opus? This series. I’ve told my husband that if I suddenly drop dead, he better make sure the rest of these books get published or I will haunt him.

18. Do you have a favourite romance in your books? Or, if yours features no romance, tell us about your favourite character friendship! Obviously the romance between Meg and Greg is my favorite. Since that is currently the only one y’all know about.

19. Do you listen to music as you write? Recommend a favourite writing song. Yes, mostly metal. Roots and Big Bad Wolf by In This Moment or Angry Too by Lola Blanc are a couple of my favorites.

20. Do you have any character art for your books, whether by you or another artist? (Be sure to credit/link if you can!) Yes! By Bear Pettigrew of @CrossRoadArt. Their art is amazing and I love it.

21. If you could give one piece of advice to an aspiring author, what would it be? So many people say you need to write everyday, but honestly, that can burn you out. Take the breaks you need to.

22. Have you entered any writer contests? Tell us about your experience! I have not.

23. Who are your top 5-10 favourite writers? Rance Denton, Sam Odiorne, Sarah Chorn, Melissa Polk, Rachel Aaron, Craig Schaefer.

24. Link us your book/twitter/goodreads or wherever we can best connect with you!
And you can find me on Twitter, Instagram and TikTok under @VillainLeaning.

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