Updated: Feb 11, 2020
I decided to reach out to one of Amazon's veteran authors so you guys can get to know her and fall in love with her just like I have. The first book I read by Jade Jones was Cameron almost 10 years ago and I have been in love with her ever since. Jade took time out of her busy schedule to chop it up with me and answer 10 questions exclusive to you guys. Hope you guys enjoy! Don't forget to check out her catalog.
1. How long have you been writing?
I have been writing short stories since I was in daycare, but professionally, 8 years. I have been writing full-time since 2012.
2. How do you come up with your titles for your books?
I usually, base my titles on the context/content of my book. Sometimes I’ll look at similar titles in the urban fiction genre to get ideas on titles. I always try to think of something clever and catchy. Like “Your Spouse, My Sponsor” for example.
3. How do you develop your plot and characters?
Typically, I outline my stories to develop a plot. As far as my characters, some of them are based on people I’ve encountered. Some of them are loosely based on myself. And some of them, I just make up in my head.
4. What is the most difficult part about writing for you?
The most difficult thing about writing for me is the isolation and sedentary lifestyle. I write from home so I spend hours alone on end, which might not be socially or physically healthy. But I wouldn’t trade it for anything in the world.
5. Do you find it more challenging to write the first book in a series or to write the subsequent novels?
Writing the first installment of a series is always difficult for me. The books that follow are usually easier for me.
6. How many books have you written? Which is your favorite?
I have written over 70 novels, under several pen names. My favorite book is Cameron and He Fell from the Sky. I can’t decide which one I like more, and I just recently adapted both into screenplays.
7. Which of your characters is your favorite?
My all-time favorite characters are Cameron and Naz (from “He Fell From The Sky”). Can’t decide who I love more. I am thinking about getting a Naz tattoo though!
8. Do you have anything special that you'll be focusing on this year?
This year, I will be focusing on writing more urban fiction fantasy and standalones. I’ll also be doing more book signings and live chats. I plan to be more interactive—even though I’m a severe introvert.
9. Do you have any new series planned?
As of now, I don’t have any new series planned, but I will be dropping some dope standalone novels. “Under His Spell” and “The Other Side of the Game” are my upcoming novels. I expect to resume writing series sometime in the near future.
10. Where can readers find out more about you and your books?
Readers can find out more about my books by following me on Instagram
@authorjadejones and visiting my website www.jadedpub.com.