Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Interview with J.E.Taylor

Please share a little about yourself, your genres, any other pen names you use.

First, let me say thank you for having me on your blog.  Now, a little about me...I'm an author, a  publisher, an editor, a manuscript formatter, a business analyst and a wife and mother.  Busy would be the best way to describe my life right now.

Are you a mom (or parent)?

Yes.  I have an eighteen-year-old daughter, who is in college (a year early, I might add), and a thirteen year old son, who is currently in eighth grade. 

If yes do you find it hard to juggle writing and parenting?

I don't just juggle writing and parenting, I also have a pretty demanding day job as well as my own publishing house.  I still find time to attend their activities (Dance, martial arts, sports) and have some level of home life with them.  My family has been super supportive of my publication run.

What would your readers be surprised to learn about you?

I am a disaster in the kitchen.  When my daughter went off to college, my son was devastated and asked who was going to cook the meals he likes...without burning them.  Even the few years I was a Pampered Chef consultant didn't help my culinary abilities.

When you’re not writing what do you do? Do you have any hobbies or guilty pleasures?

Usually I'll be hanging watching movies with the kids in the winter, but in the summer, it's hanging out on the beach.  I love just camping out by the water with my kindle and get lost in a good story, or sitting out by the fire in the evenings with good friends.  From May first through mid-October, we hike to Maine for the weekends and this is when I'm most relaxed.  Something about the ocean air...

Of all the characters you’ve ever written, who is your favorite and why?

Up until Night Hawk, my favorite was a tossup between Steve Williams and Ty Aris.  But now, Naomi Hawk is my favorite, hands down.  She is fearless, not to mention gutsy as all get out.  Her situation was one that screamed for damsel in distress, but this girl can hold her own against anything that comes her way. 

If this book is part of a series…what is the next book? Any details you can share?

This is the first book in a planned series. As far as the next book, I don't have any details at this moment, but it will delve into Damian's past and offer answers as to how vampires came to be and why both Damian and Naomi are so different from their own kind.

What is next for you? Do you have any scheduled upcoming releases or works in progress?

My next release is scheduled for July and this is the second book in The Death Chronicles trilogy that I am writing with my son.  Highway to Hell picks up where Don't Fear the Reaper ended. 

I also have released all my books in audio format and still have a few that need "proofing" before they are released, so I've been very busy with that.

What book are you reading now?

I actually just finished editing one of the next Novel Concept Publishing releases, Sing Me to Sleep which will be released this spring. Other than that, I haven't had much time for pleasure reading. Which is unfortunate, because I love to read as much as I love to write.

What is in your to read pile?

The Hunger Games series, The Undertaker's Series and a whole slew of books that some of the writers I know have written.  I have 12 pages of books to read on my kindle of books ranging from YA to horror to thrillers and romance, so I better get to it...

Night Hawk       
Book One – Night Hawk Series
J.E. Taylor

Genre: Urban Fantasy

Publisher: Novel Concept Publishing, LLC

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Book Description:

Selling your soul has never been so charming and Mark throws in a little something to sweeten the pot, his girlfriend Naomi.

Sentenced to death at the hands of a demon, Naomi Hawk has a firsthand lesson in despair and betrayal in Mark’s deal for fame with all the trimmings. Deep in the clutches of the underground brotherhood, Naomi's light is coveted for the Master's gain.

When she slips and falls eighty stories from a precarious ledge, Naomi resigns herself to the inevitable impact and death by shattered bones. Before she can escape her demons in eternal slumber, something sinister plucks her from the plummet, stealing her out of the night to sacrifice her forever to the shadows.

Imprisoned in bottomless darkness, Naomi thirsts for justice…and revenge.

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About the Author:

J.E. Taylor is a writer, a publisher, an editor, a manuscript formatter, a mother, a wife and a business analyst, not necessarily in that order.  She first sat down to seriously write in February of 2007 after her daughter asked:

“Mom, if you could do anything, what would you do?”

From that moment on, she hasn’t looked back and now her writing resume includes a more than a dozen published novels along with several short stories on the virtual shelves including a few within eXcessica anthologies. 
In addition to being co-owner of Novel Concept Publishing  
www.novelconceptpublishingMs. Taylor also moonlights as a Senior Editor of Allegory, an online venue for Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror. She has been known to edit a book or two and also offers her services judging writing contests for various RWA chapters.

She lives in Connecticut with her husband and two children and during the summer months enjoys her weekends on the shore in southern Maine. 

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1 comment:

JETaylor said...

Thank you so much for having me on your blog today. I'll have to mention to my daughter that you're a wedding planner. That's what she's going to school for. :)