Interview With Author Gemima Jeudy
Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I am a high school science teacher but my passion is reading and literature. I have published two books. The first was a poetry book and the second a children’s book. However, I have several novels that I am working on and hoping to publish soon.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
My latest book is called Insecure and it was inspired by my own insecurities. I am hoping that the book helps people to overcome their insecurities and realize that they are wonderful just the way they are.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
Sometimes when I am trying to work out a scene in a book, I go to bed thinking about it. I close my eyes and just picture myself in that scene and I work out what happens next. I eventually fall asleep, but usually, I wake up knowing where to take the book next and I write that down before I forget.
Also, while I am on a long drive by myself, I turn on the voice recorder on my phone and talk out some scenes with myself. Later on, I listen to the recordings and I write any additions or changes I’ve made to the story.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
In no particular order, Jane Austen, J.K. Rowling, J.R.R. Tolkien, Margaret Peterson Haddix, and Peg Kehret have influenced my pursuit of writing.
What are you working on now?
I am currently working on a Fantasy novel and some FanFiction novellas.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
Do you have any advice for new authors?
My advice would be to read regularly. Especially in the genre you want to write in because writing and reading go hand-in-hand.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
You are under no obligation to be the same person you were five minutes ago. – Unknown
What are you reading now?
I am currently reading “And Then There Were None” by Agatha Christie
What’s next for you as a writer?
I am currently publishing my work independently but I would like to work with a publishing company in the near future.
If you were going to be stranded on a desert island and allowed to take 3 or 4 books with you what books would you bring?
I would take the Bible, Pride and Prejudice, Persuasion, and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.
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