1) Why Romance? Did you choose this genre or were you ‘chosen’ by it?
I guess it chose me! I had this story my head about a girl that needed to get away
and I knew she’d meet the love of her life somewhere along on that road, so I dove
right into THE EDGE OF NEVER and didn’t do anything else for six straight weeks.
2) Is there a romance author, living or dead, who inspires you particularly?
Not really in the way that authors like Anne Rice and Neil Gaiman have inspired me,
but I do like Nicholas Sparks and late last year discovered Tracey Gravis-Graves,
who wrote ON THE ISLAND, which I adore.
3) Please, tell us about your last book and, if you can, about your future
My last book was THE EDGE OF NEVER, a New Adult contemporary romance story about a
girl who spontaneously boards a Greyhound bus to find herself, basically. It’s a
road-trip story about love and self-discovery and coping with pain and hardship. As
far as new projects, I’m currently working on one but I can’t talk about it yet.
4) How was your writing journey? Was it difficult to find an agent and get
My writing journey technically started around the age of thirteen and I’ve been on
that same journey ever since. The best journey ever! I can’t ever imagine not
writing, even if I’m just doing it for myself. And yes, it was very hard to find an
agent and that’s why I ultimately gave up on the hunt and decided to self-publish.
And life really is full of surprises because after my success with THE EDGE OF
NEVER, my agent finally found me!
5) What’s your opinion about this Ebook revolution? Would you consider the
My opinion is that I’m all for it! But I have to say that I fear the day that paper
books and bookstores disappear. I hope they don’t, but the way things are looking,
it seems more and more that the fate of physical books is grim and that makes me
sad. And I guess I’ve already answered about going the indie route!
6) Nowadays many publishers expect their authors to use Social media a lot
to promote their books. Many authors, on the other hand, would prefer to
write only, without being distracted by digital trivialities: what are
I don’t mind the social media so much, but too much of it can and has interfered
with my writing time. Personally, I would rather just write al of the time, but I do
enjoy connecting with the readers and making a few friends along the way.
Info about the author:
J.A. Redmerski, New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of THE EDGE OF NEVER lives in North Little Rock, Arkansas with her three children and a Maltese. She is a lover of television and books that push boundaries and is a huge fan of AMC’s The Walking Dead.
To know more, please visit her website: http://jessicaredmerski.com
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