I’m very pleased to feature author and alpha male enthusiast Jessa Jacobs for today’s 5Q Interview! I’ve known Jessa through mutual Goodreads and Facebook groups, where she’s always quick to lend an ear or offer advice to fellow writers. 🙂
Now, onto my questions…
Why did you start writing? I was dragged kicking and screaming into fiction by a client for whom I was ghostwriting non-fiction books. When I discovered how much fun it was, I became addicted, and the rest is history.
What’s your favorite thing about being an author? This one’s actually on my Goodreads author page, and it hasn’t changed much at all – the ability to do my work anytime, anywhere, in my pj’s if I want. Add to that the freedom to get outside and renew my spirit with a hike when most people are locked up in offices or retail establishments for their work. Call it freedom, period.
Have you read anything fantastic lately? The last fantastic thing I read was Scott Borgman’s Province of a Thief. One of the real joys of being an indie author is belonging to a supportive community of other indies and as a result discovering writers I might never have known about otherwise. There’s some really good work coming out of the indie community these days.
What can readers expect from your books? My books are purely for fun, so readers can expect entertainment, some spice, and hopefully some humor. One of my favorite things to do when reading is come across something that makes me laugh out loud, so I’m always hoping the movie playing in my head while I write offers some opportunities for that as well. Readers should also expect a literate voice. I’m shocked by how many still believe that indie writers don’t have editors. That may be true for some, but I hire an editor to make sure I deliver the best product and reader experience I can.
Anything new you’d like to share? Yes. I’m about to re-release a book written under my other pen name, because it aligns more closely with the Jessa Jacobs books. You’ll see Impermanent in the Jessa Jacobs catalog within the week, hopefully. I’m taking the opportunity to run it past my new editor, now I’ve found one I can trust. Then the next Smokey’s Roadhouse novel will be out on or around November 25. Thanks for asking! 🙂
Thanks to you too, Jessa! And as a full time cubicle dweller, I certainly hear you about the freedom writing can provide. 😉
Check out Jessa’s books on Amazon today.
This section features interviews with writerly friends, many from the Goodreads group Read Romance, Write Romance.