Friday, June 7, 2013

Blog Tour: Interview - Jadie Jones

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Today I'm thrilled to share with all of you an interview with Jadie Jones the author of Moonlit an exciting paranormal YA. Jadie was super kind taking the time to answer all my crazy questions, and i'm so thankful she did. I hope you enjoy reading her answers as much as I have. Also don't forget to check out my review of Moonlit (Here)

Mandy - Where did you get your inspiration for Moonlit? 
Jadie - The plot of the book came from a dream. I clearly remember standing inside an underground prison in ancient Egypt. Very attractive, half-dressed men guarded a group of girls in a cell, and I had the distinct feeling that the guards were afraid of what the girls would be able to do should they get out. The voice of one whispered in my ear: that used to be me. When I woke up, I had to figure out how to get the farm-girl character in my head into ancient Egypt, and Moonlit was born.

Mandy - Please tell us in one sentence only, why we should read your book?
Jadie - If there’s a secret dark side in your heart, a part of you that you seldom, if ever let to the surface, you will wonder if Asher has gotten to you, too.

Mandy - Did you always know you wanted to be a writer?
Jadie - I knew I always wanted to write. From a young age, I loved to create worlds and characters that didn't exist in real life. That made me a quirky child (okay, and adult,) but it also gave me company when I felt alone. Becoming a published writer is absolutely a dream come true, and pays me to spend time in those worlds of mine. Amazing.

Mandy - Do you see yourself in any of your characters? 
Jadie - Early on I saw myself in Tanzy. Then she told me to shove off and get my own personality. She’s feisty. Her appreciation for horses and farm life do come from my own experiences.
Mandy - Who’s your favorite Cartoon character? 
Jadie - Calvin from Calvin and Hobbes. I still read the comic books.

Mandy - What are five items you never leave home without?
Jadie - Planner, pen, diapers (I have a two year old daughter) wallet, notepad

Mandy - Which do you prefer Print or Ebook?
Jadie - PRINT!

Mandy - What are you reading right now?
Jadie - The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater and The Mist on Bronte Moor by Aviva Orr.

Mandy - Do you watch TV? If so do you have a favorite type of show? 
Jadie - Ha, yes. I like supernatural shows like Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

Mandy - What is the last movie you watched? Did you like it? 
Jadie - I watched Life of Pi. It was brilliant and breathtaking.

Mandy - What’s that one thing that scares you the most?
Jadie -  Wasps. *cringes*

Mandy - Do you have anything you drink you can’t live without like coffee, soda, tea?
Jadie - Hot tea. I have it every morning, and like to have a cup when I write. I’m drinking tea now.

Mandy - Tell us your most rewarding experience since being published? 
Jadie - I spoke with a high school creative writing class, which lasted 90 minutes. They asked questions the whole time, even after the bell rang. I want to do that as often as possible!

Mandy - Any other books in the works? Goals for future projects? 
Jadie - I am nearly ready to submit the sequel to Moonlit to my publisher, and then will begin organizing the third book in the trilogy. I’m also contributing to an anthology called “Indiestructible,” which will raise money for BuildOn, a NFP organization that works to break the cycle of illiteracy and poverty. Indiestructible is due for release this September. After the Moonlit series is completed, I will finish a New Adult fiction book that I've outlined.

Mandy - Anything you want to say to your readers? 
Jadie - A million thanks. Reading is a time and emotional commitment. I’m honored by anyone who decides to step into Tanzy’s world. And I welcome all feedback, including critical. Readers are a writer’s best teachers.

Mandy - Thank you so much for taking the time to answer my questions.
Jadie - The gratitude belongs to me! Thank you for having me.

Author Jadie Jones Georgia native Jadie Jones first began working for a horse farm at twelve years old, her love of horses matched only by her love of books. She went on to acquire a B.A. in equine business management, and worked for competitive horse farms along the east coast. The need to write followed wherever she went. She currently coaches a hunt seat equitation team that competes in the Interscholastic Equestrian Association, and lives with her family in the foothills of north Georgia. When she's not working on the next installment of the Moonlit series, she is either in the saddle or exploring the great outdoors with her daughter. Moonlit is her first book.

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1 comment:

  1. +JMJ+

    The one-sentence reason to read Moonlight is incredibly effective! When I started reading this interview, I didn't think this book would be for me, but now I'd really like to read it. =)