Live interviews make a lot of authors anxious. We get itchy, antsy, can’t sit still hoping we don’t screw it up. Thankfully the one I did yesterday was with the always fun and entertaining Dante Harker, and it was on twitter. (I always feel comfy on twitter-cuz we all go there to join the basket of crazy)
So I transcribed the interview for those of you who were unable to witness the shenanigans live. Enjoy:
Q1 You’ve been busy lately. Have 2 new books out? #jmbinterview
A1 Yeah, I never stop writing and somehow keep getting my works published. I have a writing addiction that I just can’t kick
Dante: Well that’s very cool J it’s a great addiction to have
Me: Makes us the fun barrel of monkeys that we are
Q2 And of course, you still seem unable to settle for one genre. How does that work? #jmbinterview
A2 I love all types of stories and my brain is a genre adulterer. It just can’t commit to any one style.
Dante: It does seem madness to constrain the brain to just the one genre
Me: I think it’s kind of unfair to the creative process to try and fit into a box or just one way of storytelling
Dante: and the addition of new addiction would always be welcome – boo autocorrect
Me: Haha autocorrect is the bane of my life (but that’s mainly because I like to make up nonsensical words)
Q3 How many publishers do you have now? #jmbinterview
A3 Haha, I’m at 4. I’m a publishing polygamist. It gives me the freedom to write different genres.
Dante: It would seem to allow for a huge amount of creative freedom
Q4 Did the Embracing Entropy Series give you any more trouble than writing single stories? #jmbinterview
A4 It was a major bitch. There’s a whole new world of pressure to improve and meet expectations with a series.
Dante: No one ever rings me and the phone goes during my interview with @jessmbaum
Me: Of course, it’s fate laughing at us
Q5 Do you plan to write any more series? #jmbinterview
A5 I didn’t plan to Embracing Entropy as a series, so HELL NO. (But it’ll probably happen again teehee)
Dante: It’s proving very popular, I’m sure people will want more J
Dante: We’re doing better than last time J
Me: Shhh, don’t jinx us man! Heehee
Q6 How can you switch from sci-fi to paranormal romance? #jmbinterview
A6 Genres are 4 librarians 2 shelve books. Writing 2 me is all about connecting with characters&romance is so much fun.
Dante: People do like to put neat labels on things, makes it easier for smaller brains. Great that you’re challenging this
Me: This is fun trying to fit everything into 1 tweet haha #jmbinterview
Dante: If it weren’t for the time gap we could have done this as a drunk interview
Me: I’ll need a drink after this haha Next time 😉
Dante: me too thankfully with the time difference I’m closer to wine than you J
Me: Damn you! I have a bottle awaiting my return
Q7 So you enjoy writing romance? What draws you to the genre? #jmbinterview
A7 It’s one of the few places where no one questions a happy ending. I’m not huge on them, but sometimes they’re necessary.
Dante: A lot of writing is escapism so a happy ending is always nice to see (they happen in real life too I heard J
Q8 Does Siren’s Snare have a happy ending? #jmbinterview
A8 Depends on what you call happy. Siren’s Snare was originally a horror story idea. Haha
Dante: If you haven’t read Siren’s Snare check it out here http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sirens-Snare-Jessica-Marie-Baumgartner-ebook/dp/B01CC1TSBG/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1459953742&sr=8-6&keywords=Jessica+Marie+Baumgartner
(post American link too)
Q9 How does one turn a horror story into a romance tale? #jmbinterview
Q10 It’s easier than you might think. Paranormal romance is just horror with a happy ending.
Dante: Haha there you go, we were doing so well-Q9 J jmbinterview
Me: haha Damn the circus in my brain
Q10 What can we expect from you in the future? #jmbinterview
A10 More shenanigans and silliness. Oh with writing? I think it may be time to get an agent and really start branching out.
Dante: Look at that we made it to Q10 and no one died (a first) – yay!
Me: Yippeeee, we all deserve cake!
Dante: Thank-you for the interview – read Ajessmbaum books check out this link http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=Jessica+Marie+Baumgartner&utm_content=buffer4d43d&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer
Post American as well
Me: Thanks for popping on here to pick my brain! Always a pleasure. Maybe I’ll get to interview you next time J