I was given the incredible opportunity to sit down and have some one-on-one face time with the attending authors at the recent Houston event. It was a blast! I got to pick their brains for five minutes each. Thanks to all of you who submitted questions, I was armed and prepared. ~Nadine
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Today’s spotlight is Jillian Dodd! You asked the questions, she answered them. Enjoy!
What inspired you to start writing?
I had three dreams. I kept dreaming about the same characters. So I started writing their story and I wanted to know more, so I made it up. And that is That Boy.
What are you planning to do next?
I’m going to finish the Keatyn Chronicles series. Book five comes out this week (Note: Book 5 is out now). Book 6 comes out in August. Then I’m going to write one of the characters from it; a spin-off single book. Then I’m going to finish the That Boy series.
If you could turn one of your books into a TV series or a movie, which one would you choose?
The Keatyn Chronicles. I’m a T.V. agent and it’s being looked at, so maybe it’ll happen sometime eventually.
What inspired your characters?
There’s so many. I have no idea what inspired them. It almost makes you sound crazy when you talk about they talk to you. You just have a person in your head. I think there’s a little piece of yourself in every character. I mean even every character in the book there’s different sides of me.
What was the time frame from start to finish for your first book?
Seven years. I didn’t work on it the whole time. But, publishing has changed a lot and I didn’t know what I was doing at all and I never set out to write a book. My husband gave me an article about the Kindle platform and he said you need to prove to our children that you can finish a project and I am notorious for taking on a project. I have a hutch that’s in our dining room that is half black and half a different color. And still it’s been two years and I’m still trying to decide what color I want it.
If you weren’t a writer, what would you be?
I was a buyer for clothing that’s what I did before this and I loved it.
Who do you fangirl over?
I met James Rawlings. I had lunch with him and that was really hard not to fangirl by.
Once again the chiming of the bells signaled my time was up.