Friday, October 4, 2013

Meet Jill Campbell author of Celtic Rose

When you are getting ready to start a new book, what’s the first thing you do? 
I call my Muse, Josh, and converse about the book until I get an idea for a great hook to start with.

How do you celebrate when you finish writing a book?
I dance around the house to Stronger by Kelly Clarkson. J

Have you had any fun fan moments since you became a writer? 
I have a fan I call a little squirrel because she likes or comments on everything I post on my facebook.

Do you have any hobbies or special interests you’d care to share?
I read….a lot. J I crochet and cross stitch. I love going fishing and having movie marathons on the weekends.

What was the inspiration for your book?
I’ve seen this answer a lot, but the inspiration for my book came from my dreams.

How difficult is if for you to come up with a title for your books?
I come up with the title fairly easy, again using conversations with my physical Muse, Josh.

Who would play your hero/heroine in the tv or film version of your book?
I have three in mind for my hero, Talus, Ian Sommerhalder, Jay Ryan, or Tyler Hoechlin. The heroine is more difficult to choose for, but I know for my guardian werewolf, Gabriel, I would want Hugh Jackman.

Do you have any advice for aspiring writers?
Every time I’m asked this question I say the same three words…”Never give up!” 

What jobs have you had on your way to becoming a writer?
I’ve been a waitress, a cashier, and now I’m a Trade Spend Rep, kind of like an accountant in a way.

Did you have any interesting experiences when you were researching your book, or getting it published?
I had the worst experience in the world with the first publishers I had. They were rude and wouldn’t answer any of my questions. On a happy note, though, I met my wonderful author friends and my wonderful publisher in the process and they helped me to get out of the sticky situation I was in and brought me into the fold at World Castle Publishing with open arms.

Who are your favorite authors? What authors have influenced your book?
There are so many I don’t even know where to begin. I love Stephanie Meyers books, of course. Laurell K. Hamilton, Keri Arthur, Cassandra Claire, L.J. Smith, etc…those are the better known ones. I could go on all day.

Where does the magic happen?  Where do you write?
In the kitchen. Lol That’s where my desk and computer are, although sometimes lying in bed writing on my laptop is good too.

Aside from writing, what do you do in your free time? 
Spend time with my adorable little boy, of course. J I spend a lot of my time with my family and I’m extremely active in my church as well.

Do you prefer print books or eBooks?
I really prefer print books more than anything. You can turn the pages on a kindle like you do a print book now, but I just really love the sound of the pages turn and the smell that comes off them.

What's in the works for you?

I’m in the process of working with my editor on the second book in my Celtic Rose Saga as we speak and have been working on book 3 in between. When that’s done I’ll start the last book in the Saga. After that who knows, maybe I’ll get them turned into movies. lol


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