Jane C. Brady
Publication date: December 5th 2017
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult
Despite the years of bullying in school, Jewel Hart has remained sweet and kind. She has it all—a great life, a great family, and beauty—but she has never been able to obtain the one thing she wants—to belong.
When Jewel meets Kaiden Carter, a good-looking, charming new student at York Mills High, things start to look up. On the surface, he is perfect, but Jewel can’t shake the feeling that everything is not as it seems.
When the devastation of the rising suicides in her school hits too close to home and drives Jewel into a deep despair, she clings to Kaiden’s strength to find her way back. Through the pain and fear surrounding her, she finds hope and the will to go on. But just as she picks herself up, tragedy strikes again, threatening to steal her last glimmer of hope. How will she go on? Can she ever find her place in the world?
1. How long does it take you to write a book from start to finish?
It takes me about six months to write a book.
2. How are you able to balance other aspects of your life with your writing?
Balancing my life around my writing is quite difficult and challenging. The thing that helps me the most is that I am self-employed, which gives me some flexibility with the hours I spend at the office and in my writing studio.
3. What elements do you think make a great story line?
I feel that a strong hook and plotline are key to a great story, along with believable characters. Also, adding vivid descriptions and emotions to a story so that the readers become part of the scene.
4. What was the hardest thing about writing a book?
The hardest thing about writing a book for me was the period after it was written and releasing it into the world for people to judge.
5. How many books have you written so far? Do you have a favorite?
I’ve written four books. Two are published and one I’ve tucked away for another year to come back to; book four will be released in January 2019. My favorite book is my historical fiction novel under a different pen name.
6. When deciding on how to publish, what directed you to the route you took?
At first, when I decided to write a book, I thought I was going traditional, but after researching the process, I found self-publishing more appealing. As an entrepreneur for over ten years, I love being my own boss.
7. What kinds of advice would you give to someone who wants to start writing?
My advice would be: Just do it.
8. Do you have any go-to people when writing a book that help you with your story lines as well as editing, beta reading, and such?
I use different developmental editors and beta readers. However, I do have to admit the person that I discuss story lines with the most is my husband. He is a huge reader and a great asset in my writing process.
9. Are you working on anything now?
I am currently writing an adult fantasy/romance series.
10. If you could travel anywhere in the world to visit a place so you could use it as a background for a book, where would it be?
I would travel to Egypt and find the inspiration to write a historical fantasy novel.
Jane lives life to the full because she doesn’t want to wake up twenty years from now regretting all the things she didn’t do. She’s an avid traveler who also loves throwing elaborate dinner parties where she wows her guests with gourmet meals. Jane has a passion for writing, interior design, history, movies, board games, and fitness. In her quest for an exciting life, however, she now draws the line at zip-lining, which she experienced in Costa Rica. Never again!
Jane comes from a family of six sisters and lived in a Tennessee plantation house for several years while growing up. She now lives in Western Canada but dreams of owning a vacation home in South Carolina. She lives with her husband (her high school sweetheart), two teenagers, and two dogs. When she grows up, she’d like to be her brilliant sixteen-year-old daughter (minus the mood swings).
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