Joins us as we chat with Jaree Francis, author of Metra City: Destiny's Kiss and one of Sexy Ebony Book Club's June 2010 Featured Authors. Please feel free to comment on the interview. And don't forget to visit the Sexy Ebony BBW African American Book Club website for a chance to win the Jaree Francis Prize Packet. Contest ends July 3, 2010. Visit http://www.sexyebonybbwaabookclub.com/ for more information.
1. Tell us about yourself? I am Jaree Francis, a father, a son, a writer, as well as a reader.
2. How long have you been writing? What drove you to pick up that pen for the first time? I've been writing since grade school. Writing comes rather naturally to me. I used to have scripts in my head for my Transformer and G.I. Joe toys! So when I took to the pen, it was a simple process.
3. In what genre(s) do you typically write? Urban fiction. This is my primary genre. Within this arena, I pull other genres into it. This acts as a preservative at times, keeping my material rather fresh.
4. This month we will be giving away a copy of your novel Metra city: Destiny's Kiss. Please tell us a little about the novel. Why should readers buy a copy of your book today? Metra City: Destiny's Kiss is my first entry into the publishing world. People are saying that my work is fresh, masculine, and rather unpredictable. I introduce readers to an atheist by the name of Nimrod, a culture that outlaws profanity, and much more.
5. What is next for Jaree Francis? When will your next book be released? I released 'Drama, My Favorite Nephew' in May, exclusively through Kindle, for .99 cents. It's a novella which brings forth-- well, just check it out. It's on Amazon. Now what's next is my full length novel, 'There's No Tomorrow.' It's erotic, it's suspenseful, it's just what the doctor ordered. Check http://metracity.wordpress.com/ for info on that particular release.
6. What is the biggest challenge you have faced as a writer? Surely not writing...It would be promoting. People are very hesitant to pay attention to a new author.
7. What are you reading now? Who are your favorite authors? I'm reading 'Water Flows Under Doors.' A couple of my favorite authors are Paulo Coelho and Donald Goines.
9. What is a typical day for you like when you are on a writing deadline?
What's a deadline? ;)
10. How can readers get in contact with you? Do you have a website?
firstname.lastname@example.org + http://mcx2011.blogspot.com/
11. What is the one thing you would like all of your readers to know about you?
I appreciate any and all support =)