Author Interview of MRJones

This is from the site, Rock Stars Among Us Book Club

Hi, I’m Maggy Jones, I write as MRJones.

*How long have you been writing?

I’ve been telling stories for as long as I can remember. I’m dyslexic so writing was difficult until I got a computer and Word. That made all the difference in my ability to write. My first novel, Ash on the Stairs, an erotic thriller, came out February 1, 2015.

*What inspired you to write in the first place?

A wild imagination and a voracious reading habit. Yes, I can read. Writing comes out scrambled.

*How would you describe your style?

Imaginative and eclectic in every aspect. I’m an artist and an RN who had a low entertainment threshold as a child.

*What authors inspired you when you were younger?

J.R.R. Tolkien, Ray Bradbury, Kurt Vonnegut, Ursula K. le Guin, Mikhail Bulgakov.

*How would you describe the part of the world that you live in and does it inspire you?

Southern swamp, on the Texas/Louisiana border. It’s a heavily forested sub-tropical jungle with bayous, canals, rivers, and creeks. There are alligators, nutria rats, armadillos, snakes, cows, and horses. All this and oil fields, pipelines, refineries, and rice fields. Yes, this inspires me. My second book, Slant Well, is contemporary fantasy / magical realism set in this area and includes all the above mentioned items plus gods, magic, and mayhem.

*What are you working on at the moment?

Follow up adventures to both books as well as marketing and building my brand.

*What do you want from your writing? Fame, enjoyment or a regular income?

Fame isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. I already enjoy writing. A steady income would be wonderful.

*If you had a magic lamp that granted ONE wish for the future, what would it be?

A sound mind. My father had Alzheimer’s.

*If you could go back in time to meet one person who would it be and why?

Leonardo da Vinci. I’d have to have a crash course in Italian of that day, but, I have always admired his mind and would like to see it working.

*If you could be one of your characters, who would it be?

I would like to be Evelyn Eden, the female lead in Slant Well. She’s an ancient goddess living in this time with incredible power and human foibles.

Ash on the Stairs can be purchased from many booksellers including, eternalpress.biz and Amazon

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2 thoughts on “Author Interview of MRJones

  1. I didn’t know your dad had Alzheimer’s. My mother-in-law and a dear friend both have dementia. It is from Satan.

    I’m so enjoying reading your interviews and seeing the success you’re having. ❤️😯😯

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