This month, I will be highlighting author Jewel Adams. I had the chance to interview her and will be reviewing her story “Tears of Heaven” later this month.
Who are your writing heroes – authors have inspired you?
I have many, but my top two are Anne Perry and Richard Paul Evans
When did you decide to become an author?
When I first moved to Utah in 1989. I met an author who suggested I write a book. I had never thought about it before then, so I decided to give it a try. My first YA romance was published and I was hooked.
In your latest e-book, “Tears of Heaven”, you take the readers to Sweden and Russia. You seem to have a pretty good handle on those places. Have you been to those places? Are you a world traveler?
I get to travel with my husband for work sometimes. He is a sound engineer for the LDS church and frequently travels out of the country. He did a stake conference broadcast in Stockholm a few years back and I was privileged to go. While there, we visited Italy. Tears of Heaven sprung from my time in Sweden, and Of Blessings and Dreams, a new e-book set to come out in June, is a rewrite that came to me in Venice and is set there.
You told me that your husband helps you by designing covers for your e-books. In what other ways does your husband support your writing career?
He’s so great about my writing. He gives me the space I need in order to write. He also talks to his coworkers about my books and sells quite a few of them for me. His belief in me and my writing never wavers and I appreciate him more than I can say.
Do you ever listen to music when you write, or do you need silence?
I don’t listen to it while I’m writing, but depending on the kind of book I’m working, I do have certain types of music that put me in writing mode for that particular book. I just started a new project and because it is so different from my other books, I burned a muse CD that I listen to before I work on it. I even entitled the CD Muse Music:-)
Do you have any advice for authors that would like to publish e-books?
Well, I consider every e-book I write just as important as a printed book because so much of my heart and soul goes into them, and I market them the same as well. Always remember that should you decide to publish e-books, they aren’t just e-books. They truly are just as important, and you can still reach many readers with them. If you have a story you really want to get out there and can’t find a publisher, or even if you just choose to go the e-book route all together, then do it. You have something to say and this is definitely the way to make your voice heard.
What are you future writing plans? Are there other projects in the works?
Right now I’m putting the finishing touches on an romance e-book I’m releasing in June, and I’m also working on a contemporary romance that is kind of different for me because it leans a little toward the paranormal. I’ve enjoyed working on it.
Do you have anything else you would like to say to your throngs of adoring fans?
I really appreciate all the support I get from readers and I hope I can keep producing work my fans love. After all, you are the reason I keep writing:-)