Our Magic of Solstice Tour continues with Jan Marie! Let’s learn more about his wonderful writer.
Q: Tell us about yourself. Where you’re from, etc.?
A: I’m a mom, writer, and lover of books.
Q: What is your most recent project? Tell us a little bit about it.
A: Currently working on Book 2 of Angelic Confessions. Its been a bit difficult as my twins are in their terrible two’s. Finding time to write is like finding a needle in a haystack. I also freelance write as a book reviewer Currently reading Exiles Redemption by Lee Dunning.
Q: Did you choose writing or did writing choose you?
A: I think writing chose me. I was very shy growing. I was the quite one. I found out I could talk without saying a word with writing.
Q: What do you find so appealing about writing fantasy?
A: In the world of fantasy anything can happen.
Q: What authors make you want to be a better writer?
A: I can not remember them all! I learn something from every author I read that makes me want to work harder on my craft. Indie author Renee Scattergood comes to mind. I like her writing style and her sense of business. She inspires me.
Q: Do you have any traditional fantasy tropes that you like to use?
A: No, I go against them. I try I know I fail sometimes and use them.
Q: Do you have any weird writing rituals?
A: Doing dishes. Oddly I do my best writing while doing dishes.
Q: What inspires your world building?
A: Art does. I love to look at fantasy art. It sparks my mind.
Jan Marie is an established online article writer. Mostly self trained with only attending one Rock Valley College writing course she first broke into the comic book writing scene where she worked with new independent companies as head script writer. She then moved into freelance writing having been published by various online publishers and also was featured in FATE magazine. She also hosts her own Review business blog site Authors and Angels where she host reviews and interviews of fellow indie authors. She now has written her first fantasy romance novella “Angelic Confessions.”