Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Welcome to my blog's debut Author Interview with Hunter S. Jones

Whats up y'all? Thank you for joining us on this fine hump day for Kimmi's debut author interview with Miss Hunter S. Jones.  Please help me welcome Hunter S. Jones and her effin bad ass, wicked writing skills.

Hunter S. Jones
Kimmi:
Ok, so lets begin. Hunter S. Jones here are some questions I have come up with after delving into some research and thoughts on you as an author, and your work. Which btw, where in the hell did you come up with your unique and kick ass angle/style of books?

HSJ: 
Thanks Kimmi. It's my style. How does one develop their style? Imagination? Creativity? Life deals you a bad hand and you have to play it? Somehow make the best of a bad situation? 
Yes. all of the above leads to finding and developing your own style.
And hello! Thanks for connecting with me, and thanks for the compliment. 

Kimmi:
You have tapped into an untapped market and girl you have done it damn well!!!! Kudos!

HSJ:
Thank you again. You and I are going to be great friends!

Kimmi:
>Those are not my interview questions, lol. Just a few questions and comments that needed to be duly noted ;  )

HSJ:
Sure.

Kimmi:
1) Can you give me a brief biography on yourself and tell me where your inspiration came from on this unique and intriguing take on Paranormal Romance?

HSJ:
The art form I create when writing is much more interesting than anything you will ever know or learn about me. However, since you ask, I have lived in Tennessee and Georgia my entire life, except for one "lost summer" spent in Los Angeles.
I was always a complex kid. My first published stories were for a local underground rock publication in Nashville. I have published articles on music, fashion, art, travel and history.
Currently I have a music blog on ExpatsPost.com and published my debut novella, "Fables of the Reconstruction" in October 2012.
I have a fascination with Edger Allan Poe and Anne Rice, although like any southern girl, I will always idolize Margaret Mitchell for writing "Gone with the Wind". Currently I live in Atlanta, Georgia with my partner, my books and a million dollar view.

Kimmi:
2)What do you have in the works for us right now?

HSJ:
"A Celtic Tapestry", an anthology from Moon Rose Publishing, that will be released March 21st. The wheel of the year turns, bringing the joy of spring, the warmth of summer, the richness of autumn, and the merriment of winter. But eight Celtic festivals link these seasons together, bringing with them romance, lust, danger, and even magic. From a city under the threat from night-time creatures at Ostara, to a selkie caught by the light of the Lughnasadh  moon, to a writer caught in the flames of a fiery goddess at Imbolc. 
Eight authors have come together to give their own twist on these festivals, weaving each story with a blend of myth, magic, and contemporary telling..... to create "A Celtic Tapestry". The authors are Livia Ellis, Laura DeLuca, Elodie Parkes, Elle J. Rossi, Miranda Stork, Carolyn Wolfe, Tara Stogner Wood and myself.



Kimmi:
3) Can you name any authors that influenced you to become a writer and inspired your writing style?

HSJ:
There really isn't an author that made me believe "oh I can write a book like that". As for writing style...... I seem to seldom if ever use commas, so that must be a William Faulkner influence. 

Kimmi:
4) While writing do you set yourself an allotted amount of time per day, or do you just follow the voices in your head?

HSJ:
Love this question. It depends on the WIP. Some stories do everything but write themselves. Others will drain you and leave you gasping for creative air in an attempt to finish them before they finish you! Every story I've written has its own life, so maybe thats why the process is never the same.

Kimmi:
5) Do your characters have a face before you begin writing them? Are they ever based on an actor/actress? Or do your characters begin as a blank canvas that becomes more clear and develop physically while you are writing?

HSJ:
Generally, I get to know the characters as we work together. Victoria Bryant from "A Celtic Tapestry" was going to originally have red hair, so I dyed my hair red to understand her character. Then, 2 days later, I decided she was blond. Sometimes you just know more as you develop the character.

Kimmi:
6) What is your most favorite and least favorite aspect of writing a book?

HSJ:
Love the writing- the creative part. Strongly dislike the edits and re-writes. 

Kimmi:
7) If you could make any one of your characters nonfictional, who would you chose and why?

HSJ:
I love my demon zombie pimp, Pierre von Minzle from "Fables of Reconstruction". However, Englishman James Wellington, from "Magic in Memphis", my Yuletide story in "A Celtic Tapestry" is a beautiful charmer. His ability to change and open his heart to love was beautiful to create.

Kimmi:
8) If you could give new and upcoming authors your shiniest pearl of wisdom, the one you hold dearest, what would it be?

HSJ:
Write, just write.

Kimmi:
9) Can you tell us which character, of ANY book you would want to be, and any character from ANY book that you would snag as a husband if he wasn't fictional?

HSJ:
Daisy Buchanan and Jay Gatsby from "The Great Gatsby". I believe we still have so much to discover about their characters.

Hunter S. Jones, Thank you, Thank You, Thank you so much for the interview, for your time, and answering my questions. I had such an awesome time reading your answers and getting to crawl around in your mind for a bit, lol.

For more Hunter S. Jones, follow her on Twitter @huntersjones101  Find her on Facebook, Goodreads, or follow her blog http://www.thehuntersjones.blogspot.com

Here is a link to all that is Hunter S. Jones   http://www.authorsdb.com/authors-directory/748-hunter-s-jones

Also here is the link for "A Celtic Tapestry" http://www.moonrosepublishing.com/



2 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for having me as your debut interview! You have been wonderful to work with. I appreciate the time you took to mention my work and to give a shout out to the great authors involved in bringing together A Celtic Tapestry. Cheers~

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  2. Good Stuff, Hunter! And, Kimmie...great debut Author Interview!

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