Author Interview: Josh Jones

Josh Jones

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We’ve seen the shaggy beards, the dirty clothes, and vacant looks. Derelict campgrounds emerge overnight. Alcohol soaked beggars falter down sidewalks. We may feel empathy; we may feel scorn. We contemplate what actions or decisions render a decrepit alleyway as a residence for the night; and if such fate has befallen a person, how do they ever come back?
SHELTERED follows Joe, a chronically homeless person fighting mental illness, on his path back to securing safety. With the help of Malik, a housing coordinator at Crossroads Men’s Emergency Shelter, Joe navigates the emotional minefields of social services, emergency room admissions, and personal isolation to once again find a life beyond homelessness. From chaos to relative stability Joe redefines success for himself, and provides an intricate new perspective on what we all need to remain intact as individuals.

  • Where are your books sold?
  • Coffee or Tea?
    • Strong, black coffee in the AM, peppermint tea at night
  • How many books do you try and read a year?
    • I shoot for two a month.
  • What genre do you write in?
    • Literary Fiction. Psychological Thriller.
  • What genre would you like to write in one day?
    • Literary Fiction. Psychological Thriller.
  • Do you read your book reviews? How do you process them, good vs. bad. Do you give some more weight than others? Like Amazon vs. Goodreads reviews.
    • I always read them, even the negative reviews can offer insight into how people perceive my work. I don’t alter how I write but my perception of my audience might change.
  • Does your family support your career as a writer?
    • My chosen family, yes.
  • What is your favorite Character you’ve written?
    • Joe Taylor.
  • How long were you a part-time writer before you became a full-time one?
    • Technically I am still a part-time writer. I am a landscape artist for big building in downtown Columbus, OH. I am counting the days until I can go full-time into writing!
  • What does literary success look like to you?
    • The ability to support my lifestyle with sales of my titles.
  • How many unpublished and half-finished books do you have?
    • Three
  • Advice for new Authors: What’s the best way to market your books?
    • Research as many outlets to receive a well crafted Press Release, then follow up with all interested parties after the release.
  • If you couldn’t be an author, what would your ideal career be?
    • Caretaker at a cemetery in the middle of nowhere
  • Do you Indie Publish or Traditional Publish? Explain if you’d like.
    • I created a small publishing entity called Introvert Press, LLC to launch my books.

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