Good afternoon, evening, morning my dear readers. Before I go offline another author interview from a new author. It’s Jackie Wiles and I won’t keep you reading her experience:
How would you describe yourself in one paragraph?
I am an observer. I like to stay quiet and just watch and listen to my surroundings. I find peace in it. I am very passionate about what I do, it’s more than just a passion it’s a life’s dream.
A fun fact about you?
A fun fact about myself is I am a WWE enthusiast. I love going to live events or meeting them at wizard world.
What made you write in the first place?
The reason I started writing was to get away from reality. I like putting myself in my characters shoes and going into another world for a while.
Which author has influenced you and why?
Stephen King has the biggest impact on me. I have loved every single book I have read, I just think he is the most brilliant writer I have come across.
What is your favorite book?
My favorite book is called Lucky by Alice Sebold. I have loved that book since I was in junior high school and that is the book that really started to make me want to read.
Your writing ritual (if you have one)? I like to clear my mind from everything, and specifically think about situations that I want my characters in. I will brain storm some ideas and pick the best one and go from there.
Your secret “sin” when you write?
I actually do not have a secret sin with my writing.
Do you suffer from writer’s block and if, what do you do against it?
I had a case of writer’s block, that’s why it took me two years to write my book don’t trust a stranger. I get it occasionally but the main thing I have to do is get in a quiet location, and write what comes to mind when I think of certain topics. That is what has helped me thus far.
Your advice for apprentice creatives?
My advice is to just keep writing, no matter what. You can always go back and change things later. Always believe in yourself and your projects. You are your #1 fan and worst critic. Always take the negative comments with stride, it will only help you with your next projects to come. Stay strong and market yourself, the more you market yourself the better the following you will have!
Thank you very much, Jackie, for being on “Just Fooling Around with Bee” and for taking part in my interview series.
About “Don’t Trust a Stranger”:
Have you ever wanted to date someone online? Do you trust people easily? Sometimes that can be a deadly thing. Never be too careful. Never settle for less than what you deserve.
From an Amazon customer review by Kayla Krantz
In this story, Julia, our protagonist has her heart broken by her boyfriend of three years, James, when he cheats on her with her friend. Devastated, Julia slips into a deep depression in which there seems to be no cure. After a suicide attempt, her family is concerned for her well-being and has her checked into a mental hospital for a few months. She begins to recover over time, especially after hearing the news that her sister, Sam, is pregnant.
After Julia is released from the hospital, she feels well enough to try dating again, especially after her sister starts to date a guy named Tommy. She creates an online profile to try and get herself back into the world, and that’s when she meets Jack, the worst mistake of her life…..
You like to know more about Jackie or connect with her? Here are her social media links:
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