Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
My name is J.Rose. I’m 23 years old and what I am passionate about is writing. I’m introverted and tend to talk too little and write too much but for me the best for of expression is writing. There is nothing that can’t be said or expressed in writing. I have currently written two books. A poetry book; Blue, written from the age of fifteen through eighteen while I lived in an abusive environment. One of the last poems I wrote at the age of twenty one. The second book I wrote is a Sci-Fi Fantasy novel named Blue that I’ve been working on for almost three years.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
My latest book is called The Kingdom of Archer Series: Book I: Bloom. My inspiration for Bloom came to me in a dream. One of the first scenes where you see the main characters interact for the first time was from my dream.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I do have unusual writing habits I suppose. My method of writing or inspiration usually comes to me when I’m most relaxed or when there is silence around me. If my mind is blank or the house is noisy I usually go into the bathroom and I shower. I can usually stay with my thoughts and relax to let my imagination take it’s course. Even if what I think about has nothing to do with what I write I don’t force myself with anything. By the end of my shower I either have a cleared head to write, a new book idea, or have something to add to what I’m working on currently.
Another habit I do have is right before I write I listen to music for about an hour or so. My favorite music to listen to is K-pop or K-Hip hop. There’s something about a good music beat in general that makes me get ideas.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
There are many authors that have inspired me; whether it is because of their success, their creativity, or the way their work seems to jump off the page for me even if their books were from childhood they still can bring a smile to my face. Edgar Allen Poe, Elie Wiesel, Roald Dahl, Shel Silverstein, Stephenie Meyer, J.K Rowling, Sandra Cisneros, Pam Munoz Ryan.
What are you working on now?
Currently, I am working on the second book of The Kingdom of Archer Series. Desolated. I do have a few stories online still going on that I plan on finishing.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
The best method to promote your book is to use any resources you have at hand to promote from social media following using websites such as Pretty-Hot.com Good Reads, Amazon, Kindle Direct Publishing. Anything that will get people talking of your next book.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Because I am a new author myself I am still learning things but what I can say is to use any resources you have at hand and the internet is such a great thing where you can look things up and look websites up that will promote your books for free.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
The best advice I ever heard was to always be passionate about what it is I’m doing in life and to follow my dreams.
What are you reading now?
Currently I am reading Complete Tales and Poems by Edgar Allan Poe.
What’s next for you as a writer?
As a writer what I look forward to doing is writing. I love to write even if it’s just for myself and for no one to read. I don’t want people to necessarily know who I am as an author I want people to know my work and what I’m writing about. Even if it might not be a book that one type of person would want to read I hope someone else will enjoy it. If my book can help someone the way books helped me then I’ll feel like I have done something good.
What is your favorite book of all time?
My favorite book of all time is actually one of childhood. Falling up by Shel Silverstein. I carried that book with me everywhere from the time I was nine until I was fifteen and unfortunately lost the book. There was something about it that just made me happy to carry it around even if I wouldn’t read it all the time I just enjoyed having it with me.