The Virtual Book Con Author Interview – Jamie Summer

jamieHere is my author interview with Jamie Summer for The Virtual Book Con Event featuring sci-fi and fantasy authors. We will be highlighting her book Dalysian Hope which is available for FREE on KU so make sure to grab your copy today.

What is your favorite thing about the fantasy/sci-fi genres?
The freedom it gives me is one definite advantage of it. I love the doors the fantasy genre opens for you. Writing whatever comes to my mind without thinking of any barriers or restrictions is really great. I know that even in the fantasy genre there are certain rules, but then again, most of those are meant to be broken, right?

What is your favorite fantasy/sci-fi based movie?
Good question. I would say it’s actually Star Trek, the new ones. Even though I write fantasy, based on the movie, it would have to be these. Just because they have Chris Pine in them. Come on, Chris Pine?? Yummy.

How many books do you current have in the fantasy/sci-fi genres and which one would you recommend new readers starting with?
I published my book “Dalysian Hope”, a YA fantasy novel, a few months ago, so readers should definitely check that out if there are interested in action, adventure and lots of mystery.

What one thing has changed about you or your writing from when you first started to now?
The way I write overall. After your book has been edited once, you see a lot of things you wouldn’t see otherwise, and it’s really refreshing, to be honest. As bad as edits might be, this is one of the best things for me about it.

If you could vacation to any spot in the world with anyone where would you go and who would accompany you?
I’d go with my best friend Sam and we’d most likely rent a cabin in the woods (nothing too isolated, I don’t wanna end up in a slasher movie). We’d use most of our time to talk, write and read. Pretty sure we could do this all year long. If there’s a lake close by, I wouldn’t be completely opposed, either.

What do you find to be the hardest thing about writing or publishing a book?
Finding an idea that will grip people. I read a lot of books myself, but by far not enough anymore at this point. Still, there are so many books out there with so many different ideas. Finding one that stands out is getting harder and harder.

Do you find that you sell more books during certain months or holidays versus other times?
I can’t say anything about that, since I just started^^

If you had one redo in life what would it be and why?
I don’t think there’s anything in my life I would redo. I’ve had a pretty great one so far, and every little or big mistake I made led me to where I am now.

What is your favorite part about being an author?
Meeting new people. I love meeting fellow authors as well as readers and bloggers. The more, the merrier.

Do you have any specific reviews or comments that stand out that you have received over time?
I’ve been told I write very descriptively. I loved getting that feedback, because it was one thing I strived to do.

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