Thursday, August 9, 2012

Author Interview - Darlene Jones

Hello All,

 Today I have Darlene Jones, the author of Empowered answering a few questions for us.

Darlene Jones
Darlene Jones
Please tell us in one sentence only, why we should read your book.
Because my books are an imaginative and unique blend of adventure and love story with a sci fi twist and they’ll make you think.

What inspired you to want to become a writer?
I grew up on a farm in an isolated area. There were very few books available and the ones I did read were like a bit of magic taking me to all these wonderful places. When I was 10 we moved to the city and I discovered the bookmobile. That was heaven. That’s when I first wanted to make a bit of that magic myself.

If you were a super hero what would your kryptonite be?

Tell us your most rewarding experience since being published.
Reading reviews from strangers and knowing that they enjoyed what I wrote.

Any other books in the works? Goals for future projects?
I’ve written three books and published the first two. Book four is a work in progress and will have the happy ever after ending unless the story gets away on me again.

What's one piece of advice you would give aspiring authors?
Join a critiquing group and get a writing partner.  My partner and I critique and copyedit for each other. I wouldn’t have gotten to the published stage without her.

How did you know you should become an author?
I told myself stories in bed when I suffered from insomnia. They didn’t help me get to sleep, but eventually I found that I had to write the story down.

In your wildest dreams, which author would you love to co-author a book with?
Hum, I hadn’t ever thought of this. On reflection, I don’t think I would want to co-author a book. I want my book to be mine.   

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Hoping her all the success,
Abhishek Boinapalli


Linn B Halton said...

You have a flair for mixing life, social issues and other-worldly - lovely to see you on tour!

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