CK: Hello folks! Today, welcome author E. L. R. Jones
CK: Where did you submit your first story? My first story was published on Amazon.com.
CK: Please, tell us, what are the pros and cons of being a published author? I love being a published author. It is something that I enjoy immensely. I have been dreaming of being a published author for quite some time now. The con, the only one that I can think of, is the criticism that has nothing to do with the work and does nothing but bash the author.
CK: Would you do us the honor of providing a sneak peek of your most recent project, if possible?
If what he said was him being truthful, telling her the honest truth, then there were such things as gods and goddesses. If what he told her was actual fact, then her dreams were real. If he was finally explaining the exact meaning behind some of his more cryptic statements of, “I’m not exactly the man that you think I am” or “Reality can sometimes be a fluid word, depending on the viewer”, then Scarlett thought she wanted his balls on a platter. If what he had been telling her was truth, then she had been dealing with Hades and not her dream guy, Aides. She’d been sleeping with Hades. She was pregnant with Hades’, the Lord and ruler of the Underworld’s, child. It just couldn’t be her reality. No, she was going to be sick.
CK: Please share one of your earlier novels with us.
I’ll share the two that are nearest and dearest to my heart. Forbidden: A Prince’s Most Coveted Possession is my interracial spin on the Cinderella story. Rayna, book 1 of The Norton Sisters series is a grouping of books that follow the lives of six women and their journey into love; even if it is kicking and screaming in some cases. The link to the trailer is here: http://elrjonesauthor.webs.com/ The trailer is on the main page.
CK: What are your future goals?
This year’s goal is to complete all the works that my overly ambitious self said that I would. I would love to be on the N.Y. or USA Today Bestseller listing.
CK: If your books were turned into a movie, but producers wanted the heroine to be white and the hero black, would you allow that?
Lol! I could handle it. I would have to change my outlook of the characters since most are black women and white men, but I could deal.
CK: What are your hobbies?
When I’m not promoting or writing, then I’m reading, watching movies or hanging out with my family.
CK: How do you unwind?
That’s easy. I lose myself in a good book or a movie.
CK: Do you mold your characters strictly from imagination or from those you cross paths with in everyday life?
My characters stem from my imagination and the dreams that they come from. Some have situations that come from a situation that I may have dealt with or a friend has, but imagination mostly.
CK: Do you allow your muse to take total control, or do you create an outline before writing?
I could outline and write down where I plotted a story will go, but 9.9 times out of 10 the “muse” or character (s) tell me where their story is going. It is so NOT the other way around.
CK: What methods of research do you utilize? I know, I know! The internet is available, but do you scour the library as well? LOL
I utilize the internet greatly, but there are times that I need to go to a book that I own or talk to a person for fact finding. Of course, the internet is my greatest resource when I can’t find the book that I know I have. LOL.
CK: Inquiring minds what to know, where can you be found on the internet?
CK: What advice would you like to pass on to aspiring authors?
My advice to aspiring authors comes in triplicate: 1. Research. Know your options, your audience and what genre (s) you want to deal with. 2. Make contact with authors in your genre. You’d be surprised who responds. Some might even be willing to send you some leads. 3. Make the right contacts. Networking is one of the greatest things that you could do for yourself. Use social media to your advantage. If you blog, then utilize that to build your following by sharing some of your work there first before publishing.
E.L.R. Jones, thank you so much for sharing.
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