Author J. Kearston #interview

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Tell us a bit about yourselfAvid reader, married nearly 8 years to my high school sweetheart, even though I graduated early. Family owns a bakery so I’ve been roped in since I was 14 years old. Mother of two amazing, slightly morbid, girls. My family is all incredibly close knit and have been crazy supportive of me jumping into the world as an author.°°

Have you always wanted to become an author?

Sure! I’ve always had a love of reading, but never expected to actually attempt writing. The thought of being good enough to publish was so intimidating! But seeing all the crazy support in the RH community, I finally decided to bite the bullet and give it a try so that I could say I DID it. I wrote a book. I never expected all of the positive feedback I’ve been getting and am beyond grateful.What was your inspiration for your current book/series? Inspiration? Skye is actually a combined version of my daughters. Way too smart and a little deranged 😉 I’ve always loved different takes on myths, but wanted to do something I hadn’t seen before.°°

What are you working on now?

Currently, I’m editing the second book in the Rise of the Sphinx series, Obscured. After that, onto Obsessed! That will conclude the series and I also have a standalone that needs some tweaking and have started toying with a new series!Do you have any quirks while writing?I may not have any real quirks while writing, but I definitely am a pantser. While at work or wherever else inspiration strikes, I compile notes in my phone and ramble through all of my nonsense with co-workers until a semblance of a logical plot starts to take shape. Then I just start writing and add layer after layer of improvements on it until I think it does the story justice.What are your hopes for the future?My hope for the future? That even if none of my books skyrocket as bestsellers, the ones that give them a chance won’t be disappointed. I’d rather have quality over quantity and if only a few dozen people ever give them a shot, I hope that I can deliver. Make them look at the world just a little bit differently.°°Do you have any advice for new authors about the publishing world?My advice for new authors? Betas are your best friends. Take any constructive criticism with open arms so that you are able to push yourself into creating the best version of your story that you can, even if it takes a few tries and longer than you’d like. Also, 9/10 if you reach out to any other Indie author they are more than willing to give advice and answer questions to help you. Don’t be afraid to admit that you don’t know everything, but are willing to learn.Do you have anything to say to your readers?To my readers I would just like to say from the bottom of my heart…thank you. Thank you for taking the time to read my words and hopefully a little part of you will fall just as in love with my characters as I have. I love all of the private messages and comments from my readers so feel free to reach out to me, I promise it makes my whole day and motivates me to keep writing.Buy linkOblivionAuthor linkGoodreadsJ. Kearston’s Reader Group

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