Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I’m a published author of six short stories and I am currently working on my first full-length novel.
I also run my own business and help people find jobs they love as a professional resume writer.
I’m an avid reader of thrillers, romance, new adult and young adult novels. I love music and movies, and shopping. My downtime consists of a beautiful summer evening, snuggling with my hubby underneath the stars or if it’s winter, listening to the rain and watching NFL football.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
My latest book is based on the short story with the same name, “Tears in the Sun”. I write about issues that so many can’t find their voice to talk about including mental illness and abuse.
Through fiction, I’m able to bring issues to the front of the stage.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I have a Minion USB that I won’t write without. He supported me through the conception and drafts of my novel.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
Colleen Hoover Tarryn Fischer are my most recent faves.
I had the opportunity to meet Colleen and loved her.
What are you working on now?
Tears in the Sun, the novel. Projected release date is spring 2016.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
My facebook page https://www.facebook.com/JAOwenby/
Do you have any advice for new authors?
It’s important to write but learn the craft. Learn to write well the first time around.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
If you can imagine it you can have it.
When it comes to writing its so important to understand why and then imagine it over and over. Many of my stories have been born that way.
What are you reading now?
Colleen Hoover’s November 9.
What’s next for you as a writer?
My editor wants my manuscript by mid-December. I am also beginning to hatch ideas for the second book in the series.
What is your favorite book of all time?
Too many amazing authors and books to say.