Author Interview: J. A. Pickett

J. A. Pickett

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A Distortion of Reality has an Orwellian feel with a twist leaving the time open to being past, present or future. With the minds imagination, what seems to be is not always what is and much is left open for the reader to participate in the creation of the characters.

The story begins with the main character completely overwhelmed by something or someone, reality or dreamed, taken for an unknown amount of time, physically examined, tortured, injected with unknown substances and left totally confused. The Party makes it all but impossible to have the freedom of a personal life although there is still room for the trials of romance, if in fact they are real.

Be it mystery, science fiction or fantasy, or maybe a combination of all, this story will keep its reader anxious to find out what will happen next, and will take you back a little with the Hitchcock style ending.

  • Describe your perfect day.
    • I really don’t know what my perfect day would be
  • Coffee or Tea?
    • Hot Tea
  • Describe your writing routine.
    • I write in a notebook then take what I have written and put it in the computer.
  • How many books do you try and read a year?
    • At least 6 when I’m not writing
  • What genre do you write in?
    • different aspects of fiction. Also Poetry
  • What genre would you like to write in one day?
    • I haven’t really given it any thought
  • 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.
    • no
  • Does your family support your career as a writer?
    • Yes. My husband especially is behind me in what ever I do.
  • What is your favorite Character you’ve written?
    • Johnny Song, the main character in the current book I’m working
  • How long were you a part-time writer before you became a full-time one?
    • Over 30 years
  • What does literary success look like to you?
    • To be recognized as an author and to have a traditional publisher take notice and want to take a chance on me.
  • How many unpublished and half-finished books do you have?
    • 7 or 8
  • What is your patronus / Howarts House / Ilvermorny House?
    • I really don’t have one.
  • Advice for new Authors: What’s the best way to market your books?
    • To never give up on your dreams no matter what anyone says
  • If you couldn’t be an author, what would your ideal career be?
    • I’ve always been a writer even though I have worked in the past until I became disabled.
  • Do you Indie Publish or Traditional Publish? Explain if you’d like.
    • Hybrid publishing

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