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Renee Jean

Author Interview: 1.What inspires you most to write? The voices in my head that see the world as inspiration.

2. What is your favorite genre? I write in multiple genres, but mystery and suspense / thriller are probably my top two.

3. Who is one author you admire if any and why? Jonathan Maberry. He is a master of the craft, actively involved in his social media, and maintains a down to earth personality uncommon in people of his caliber.

4. How do you overcome blank writing spells? I do not suffer from writer's block I seem to struggle with staying focused. I always know what I want to write, it is just a matter of sit-in down to do it.

5. What legal publishing advice can you give? There is an audience out there for everyone. Do not try to please everyone. Constructive criticism can be helpful but stay true to your voice.

6. How many books have you written, are any a bestseller yet? Written? I have more than two dozen written, only four are currently published though. None are best sellers yet, but I am still pushing every day.

7. If you had the opportunity to rewrite one movie script which would it be, why? I have never had the ambition to be involved in screenwriting. It is a completely different world and I leave that vision to the professionals. I only write the movies in my head.

8. What are some difficulties you've experienced in your writing career; how do you handle book critiques/criticism? Lack of knowledge has always been my biggest struggle. From the Indie publisher I first attempted to publish with up to my current learning curve with marketing, and the ever-present battle with my A.D.D. I am constantly learning to improve.

9. What are your best experiences in your writing career? Meeting new people. I love getting together with other authors to talk shop, meeting the models and photographers at events, and of course I love learning about what the readers are looking for and having the opportunity to listen to their desires firsthand.

10. Do you prefer to write in silence and or have some sort sound in the background? Each of my books has its own specific playlist on Spotify or iTunes.

11. What are some encouraging words you'd give to another author/writer? Everyone has to start somewhere. Just get the words on the page and then worry about the rest.

12. How did you decide the pricing of your material; how did you go about promotion/advertising and distribution of your work? I look at other books in the same categories on Amazon and do my best to stay competitive. As for marketing I am still learning honestly.

13. Why should anyone read your book? I read books that connect with me in some way. An intriguing plot line, a cover I cannot walk by, something about it captures me. I have put a piece of myself in every book I've written, and I just hope my work connects with others the way the ones I read connect with me.

14. Did you have a book coach? The closest thing I have to a coach is my author friends. We learn together and share our trials and triumphs to help everyone get better.

15. What was your favorite subject in school? Modern dance and Japanese.

16. Are you self-published or have an established publishing contract elsewhere? Currently my books are self-published.


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