Sunday, May 6, 2018

Books: Interview with writer J.E. Reed

We'd like to introduce you to writer J. E. Reed, whose forthcoming book is available for pre-order. Find out more about this amazing author below and be sure to pre-order her book!

Please tell us where you are from and a little bit about your background. 

I’m from Cincinnati, Ohio and have lived in this area most of my life. After high school I attended massage school and have owned my own business for the last three years. Though I love what I do, my true passion is writing fiction.

When did you realize you wanted to write and when did you start writing?

I’ve been writing since I was a kid, though I never thought I would be writing something for the general public. When I was in middle school I aspired to write a book, but never finished it. The draft is still sitting in a binder in my closet. It wasn’t until I played around with fanfiction that I realized I could write a book. People genuinely enjoyed my writing and fanfiction gave me the chance to practice my craft and learn as I went. 

That’s a great way to start. What genre do you write and what's your target audience?

I write fantasy, though I’m not opposed to writing other genres. The main character in my first novel is married and in her twenties. I would argue that it falls in the New Adult category, but I know this is somewhat controversial. I’m certain young adults would enjoy the novel as well.

Fantasy is a lot of fun, I’m sure your audience is wide! How many books have you published so far? Have you been published in any other publications or journals?

My first novel, Running with the Wolves, is set for publication July 12th and is currently available for pre-order. The sequel is in the making and I anticipate is being published early next year.

Fantastic! Tell us what your favorite quote is and who wrote it.

Absorb what is useful, Discard what is useless, Add what is uniquely your own. -Bruce Lee

That’s a great quote, thanks for sharing. Do you have a favorite author? Who? Has this author or his book(s) influenced your writing in any way?

This is a hard question for me and I feel like it changes often. At the moment I’d have to say George R.R. Martin and Christopher Paolini. I’ve recently fallen in love with Martin’s books due to the Game of Thrones and the vast complexities of the characters. I started with the show and have since moved to the books.

I followed Paolini’s Inheritance Cycle from the very first book and love the way he writes and portrays the characters. I’m a big fan and can’t wait to see what his next upcoming work involves.

Those are great authors. If you could be a character from any book, who would you like to be? Why?

Well, in most of the books I read, the characters are always facing terrible situations so I’m not sure I’d like to be any of them. If I absolutely had to choose I would say Hermione from Harry Potter.

Smart answer! They do face lots of challenges that are sometimes way to hard to overcome. What are you working on now?

I’ve just finished the rough draft of my sequel to Running with the Wolves and am also penning a short story in the narrative of a favored character by my early readers.

Congratulations! Where can we find out more about you and your writing?

You can visit my web page at: where you will find a little about me and connections to my social media links. My book is also listed along with links if you are interested in pre-ordering Running with the Wolves.

Is there anything else you'd like to share with our readers?

Believe in yourself. The imagination is a powerful thing and if used properly, there’s nothing you can’t accomplish.

Thank you so much for your time and we wish you lots of success on your upcoming release and your writing career!

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