Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I have 5 fiction works. But I also have 9 flash fiction stories. I included all of the flash fiction in one volume called AMB Shorts.
Jamala-Ms. J has been writing for 35+ years. She currently resides in the Atlanta, Georgia Metro with her musician/videographer husband. She reads almost anything and writes mainly fiction. She dabbles in poetry, prose and other non-fiction works. She has been published in regional magazines and newsletters. She is currently working on another collection of short stories. She has several collections of short stories, which include And I Trusted You, What Is This World Coming To? and The Run Trilogy.
Jamela-Ms. J also has a few standalone short stories and flash fiction pieces; Quickie, Cruel Intentions, Your Love, Family Gathering, Mr. & Mrs. Santiago and Unknown Factor. The Run Trilogy is a compilation of three short stories (Hit and Run, You Better Run and Who's Running Now). A novella, Kidnapped in Love was released in January 2014 and a 2nd edition has just been released. She enjoys, reading, singing and obviously, writing. Jamala-Ms. J believes everything good will take hard work and is worth having, especially if it benefits others.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
Kidnapped in Love2: Backfire. This was inspired by a phrase, “I’m going to kidnap you.” So I took little of myself a little of my friend and created a story.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I write backwards, meaning I start from the ending and work my way back.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
VC Andrews, Danielle Steel, Mary Higgins Clark, William Faulkner, Dean Koontz, James Patterson. The Color Purple.
What are you working on now?
I am completing the second part two of a series. It is called Kidnapped in Love2:Backfire.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Write, read and never give up.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
If you don't believe in you, no one else will.
What are you reading now?
I just completed the Bible
What’s next for you as a writer?
I want to move into writing for film, small and large screen.
What is your favorite book of all time?
Hmmm, I do not have a favorite of all time.
Author Websites and Profiles
Jamela Thomas Website