Author J Heron Interview by Lisa Walker

When and why did you begin writing?
I began writing about a year ago, my first book took a while because i was unsure of the direction to take my characters. I started wrting, and then I stopped for ages, then one day I loaded up the document and started again. I then finished my debut novel and self published. My second novel only took a month to write, and I was extremely chuffed about it. I think my second book, which is a spin off from the first is a lot better. I am evolving into a better author… I think, anyway lol. I have read so many books and from time to time I just thought to myself ‘I could do that’, and so I started
 What inspired you to write your first book?

I watched a British TV series called ‘Secret Diary of a Call Girl’, and I thought it could be fun to write about a call girl/escort.

 How did you come up with the title of your book or series?

I called the first book Belleza because it’s the name of the escort agency my main character worked for. The manager of that escort agency is Spanish, and Belleza is Spanish for ‘beauty’. It just sort of came to me.

 Who is your intended audience and why should they read your book?

Mainly women who enjoy a little kink, erotica and romance. I like to think that my readers get a sense of who I am when reading my books.

 Who is your favorite character from your book and why?

My favourite character by far is Trixie, she is a call girl in my second book called Alias. Trixie is not her real name (hence the title), and she is a strong independent woman who knows her own mind. She is scared to fall in love. I think she’s amazing.

  How about your least favorite character?  What makes them less appealing to you?

I think it would have to be Lydia, she is Joe’s ex wife in my first book ‘Belleza’, she is very bitchy and was caught in a compromising position with her boss. Which led to the subsequent divorce.

 What was the hardest part of writing your books?

I don’t think there is one particular hard part. When I’m in the zone, and my fingers start dancing across the keys, I get a sense of accomplishment. The main hard part is when I get a little writers block. It can be frustrating at times.

  If you could change ONE thing about your novel, what would it be?  Why?

Upon reading them both after downloading to my kindle, I have found a few typo’s and such. I also think the beginning of my first book could have been better. The first five chapters should have really been used to draw the reader in. I have been told that it’s a little lame to start, but then the book really revs up.

  Give us an interesting fun fact or a few about your book or series

Both books are centred around call girls/escorts with dark pasts. But there is a funny element to them aswel, both girls in each book meet some very funny men who have different fetishes. I tried to use humour to keep the reader reading.

  Whilst writing your book did you have much support from family and friends?

My daughter was incredibly supportive, she would do house work and cook meals while I tapped the keys like a crazy woman. Most of my family didn’t know I was writing a novel. But once they found out, they were amazing.

  Do you have any unique talents or hobbies?
My main hobby is reading, I don’t watch much TV these days. I would rather curl up with a glass of wine, cup of coffee and read. It is a great escape from the pressures of life. Just for a while you can forget the crap in the world.
  What can we expect from you in the future?

I am writing a book at them moment, and I intend to publish very soon. This book will be a lot longer, dark, erotic, and thrilling. I love to write suspense. I used a little suspense in my first two books, but this third one is totally different.

  What can readers who enjoy your book do to help make it successful?

I suppose the best form of publicity is ‘word of mouth’, if you have enjoyed my work, share my author page on Facebook and tell your friends to give my books a try. I have amazing support from my Street Team and Beta Readers. They are an amazing group of girls who enjoy working with me. I am blessed to have them on side.

  Do you have any tips for readers or advice for other writers trying to get 
published?
Concentrate hard on figuring out your beginning, middle and how you intend the book to end. Be consistent with your storyline. I keep a spreadsheet of all my characters, and their ages, occupations, description of features, stuff like that. Then it’s easy to revert back so that you don’t forget things. I also keep a document with notes, so that if anything comes to mind I can jot it down quickly. Finally always keep something with you to take notes, theres nothing worse that being out drinking coffee with your friends, having a great idea with nothing to write it down on. I always have my I-phone with me, just incase I have a sudden brainwave.
  Did you learn anything from writing your book?
I learned to appreciate the hard work authors go through, they work amazingly hard to bring readers pleasure and fulfillment. I am so lucky to be part of this world, and I can honestly say that I am a happier person since I discovered writing.
 Is there anything else you would like to say?

Oh God yes, I have loads to say, but I will try to keep it short as not to bore everyone. I want to thank book bloggers, other authors (you know who you are),my friends and family for your support, endless pimping and crazy teasers that my Street Team create to promote me. My Beta bitches, are absolutely brilliant, and they keep me on my toes. I love to get feedback after each chapter I send them, their reponses usually make me giggle.
I want to thank my readers who have purchased my work, read it, enjoyed it and reviewed it. You are all amazing people and I truly love each and every one of you.

Thank you for letting me do this, it was fun. I hope that my answers are ok. xxx

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