Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
My name is Jarvis T. Cleveland, I’m a proud returning college student after a four year hiatus. I’ve always loved reading and writing from an early age but just recently picked up the pen and started the Salem series. As of now I have written and published parts 1&2 of the 5 part series with plans to finish and publish part 3 within the year.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
Salem is currently a novella series(broken into five parts). What inspired it is my fascination with witchcraft and the drama and nuances of familial, romantic, and platonic relationships. I wanted to create a story that encompassed all those things and Salem was born.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I’m ruled by my instincts. Planning and/or outlining just doesn’t work for me. So for me I write when I’m struck by intuition and usually end up rewriting at a later date because something new has struck me.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
I’m a huge fan of JK Rowling, she’s a goddess. Also Lynne Ewing’s Daughters of the Moon series and Rick Riordan’s series have inspired and influenced me.
What are you working on now?
Currently working on part 3 of Salem with a potential spinoff series bubbling at the back of my mind.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I’m extremely green when it comes to all of this. So I don’t know how to answer this question! I promise to return at a later date down the road and edit this response.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Just have fun! Don’t try to be the next whoever, just be the best you and the right people, the best audience, will appreciate your work.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
“We take what we can get, champ. And we do our best with it.”
What are you reading now?
Some history book for class.
What’s next for you as a writer?
Once I complete Salem? Who knows?
What is your favorite book of all time?
The Harry Potter series, of course.