MY INTERVIEW WITH AUTHOR ELIZABETH ST. JOHN!
What’s your name and what genre would you consider your books to be?
A: Hello Amy- My name is Elizabeth St.John. Yes, its my real name. LOL! I write Adult Paranormal Romance. (You won’t see any YA coming from this Indie Author)
Tell me about your book. How did you come up with that (story, angle, idea)?
A: I have several books but I would like to tell you and your readers about Hunting Jessica, Book 1 of The Shadows Series. It is my first official book. I have a passion for all things paranormal, so I wanted to create my own world. I began by making it a simple story about vampires. I never thought something else would emerge. Hunting Jessica turned into so much more and I am currently working on first draft edits on the third book. ✫)
✮ (¸.•´✶ (¸. HUNTING JESSICA
How did you get interested in writing this particular genre (historical novels, mysteries, sci-fi, children’s books, etc.)?
A: Honestly, I grew up in a sci-fi loving home. My mornings were full of Lost in Space and Star Trek so, I never thought I would develop a passion for PNR.
What kind of research did you do for this book?
A: I honestly didn’t do any sort of research for this one. I just let it flow naturally. I’m a fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants gal.
Can you tell me about your Series?
A: Jessica lived her life as a vampire hunter. Her world was flipped upside down when she allowed a handsome heart-throb through her door. He wore a suggestive grin and eyes for only her. Though she tried to resist, their professional relationship quickly bloomed into an unforeseen romance. She thought her life of fighting and passion couldn’t get any more complicated, but she was wrong.
Gossip of a strange animal seen roaming the shadows of her small town quickly spread, as well as having another man’s affections looming at a distance. Jessica must now spend her nights exterminating the undead and searching for something much darker.
Can she put the reports to rest, or will her prying awaken an ancient secret which could alter her reality?
Do you have a favorite book out of this series?
A: That is like asking which kid is my favorite. LOL! No. I love every book and every character in this series. Even the bad ones.
Was it always meant to become a series?
A: No. I never thought it would be more than 1 chapter, let alone a series. I am proud to say I am ready for the long haul.
What’s a typical working day like for you? When and where do you write? Do you set a daily writing goal?
A: I usually grab my coffee and cigarettes and stair at the screen for a few hours. I honestly don’t try to set a goal for myself. I have to let it come naturally. I have realized that if I try and force it, I am cheating my readers out of an unforgettable reading experience. It has to come naturally.
Do you have a new book in the making and if so, what’s the name of your upcoming book?
A: I do, 4 actually in the works right now. Sadly, I cannot share the titles with you as of yet. Most of my book titles come to me during the writing process and they haven’t spoken to me yet.
Where do your ideas come from?
A: From the writing Gods. LOL!
What is the hardest part of writing for you?
A: #1 is finding the time these days. #2 is making sure I have given my readers my best.
What do you think of book trailers? Do you have a trailer or do you intend to create one for your own book?
A: I do have one book trailer for Victor of Thrace. It is AMAZING!
What do you consider to be your best accomplishment?
A: Becoming a mother. My son is and always will be my greatest accomplishment.
What’s the best thing about being an author?
A: The readers. I adore their passion for these worlds authors create. Once they are hooked, there is no stopping them. They will laugh, cry, chat, and even grow angry over a book. Seeing that in either video and even in the form of reviews is heartwarming. Hi Readers! Love ya!
Have you always liked to write?
A: Nope, but I have always lived in almost a fantasy world. I had a friend who would come over to spend the night. She had a sleep disorder and would ask me to tell her a story as we went to bed. I was making up imaginary worlds at the age of 8. I never thought I would be writing them, but I’m glad I chose to.
What writing advice do you have for aspiring authors?
A: Write, write, and write some more. It doesn’t matter if you become a Best Seller. If your passion is writing, keep writing.
Do you read reviews of your book(s)? Do you respond to them, good or bad? How do you deal with the bad?
A: Of course, I read my reviews. I like to know if I am doing something right or wrong. As long as it is constructive, I can take criticism.
What is your least favorite part of the writing / publishing process?
A: I guess waiting for that first review is the hardest part.
Where did your love of books come from?
A: I’m not sure. I do have books I have enjoyed but I’m honestly not much of a reader.
Does writing energize or exhaust you?
A: Writing id exhausting, but if I get on a roll, it can be considered energizing, or obsessive. LOL!
What is your writing Kryptonite?
A: Young Adult. My mind just doesn’t work that way. It goes straight to the gutter every time I try. Its just not my thing.
Do you try more to be original or to deliver to readers what they want?
A: I try to break all the writing rules on my genre. I believe that is why my readers love my books so much. I keep them on their toes.
If you were writing a book about your life, what would the title be?
A: How to become addicted to coffee; The True Story. LOL!
Where can your fans find you and follow??
Grab a FREE ebook on my Website: http://okiechik24.wixsite.com/authorstjohn
Thank you for taking your time to do this interview ❤️
A: Thank you so much for allowing me to entertain you today. ❤ It was a blast.