Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
My name is Jasmine Acquaah. Pen name, Jasmine A Acquaah, I am an author from South London, UK. I have been writing since I was eight and will have officially published my first Sci-Fi/ Fantasy book Trojan Horse – The Beginning of the End Times, on Tuesday 30th June (the Publication Date). I have written songs, short poems, and novellas before but this is my first real book, that is properly completed and there will be a total of five books in the Trojan Horse Series/ Saga.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
My latest/ first book is called Trojan Horse – The Beginning of the End Times, it was inspired by a horrible, vivid dream I had about five years ago. The characters and main storyline, starting forming in my head juts after I had, had the dream and here we are today. It is soon to be published. I have been working very hard on this story since the age of 22.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I only write when I am inspired, and never when I am tired.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
Authors such as Margaret Atwood (Oryx and Crake), J.K Rowling (Harry Potter) and Stephen King, have really inspired me since I was a young child.
What are you working on now?
I am working on numerous screenplays, songs and books, like the third installment of Trojan Horse called- A Soldiers Story. KI have already written the second book, called Trojan Horse – A Dark Marriage, it just needs some revising.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
Instagram and Twitter.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Never give up, write when you are inspired. Take everything in life as a business course, be productive, punctual and do not be lazy, force out negative/ depressive thoughts, believe in yourself and your work even if nobody else does, especially if it is those closest to you, continue to read so you can build up your vocabulary. Use spell checker! Do not be a perfectionist and crave a good review from everybody. Get ready to accept rejection and pray for the right oppurtunity.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
I really did not want to hear it at the time. It is not the answer I wanted but it has got me here, to this place today, and partly where I have always wanted to be, this came from a man on a Stage 32 discussion board when I was trying to find a Producer for Trojan Horse (it was a screenplay first before I converted it into a book).
He said, something along the lines of;
“Make it a novel, then build your fan base, then the film finance will come to you.”
What are you reading now?
1: The Millennium Wolves, an immersive fiction story on the App made by Inkitt, Galetea.
2: The After Series, by Anna Todd.
What’s next for you as a writer?
Hopefully, branching into Film, TV, and comic books. Also, more books!
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?
The Handmaid’s Tale Series,
Peter Andre Biography, (I found it near a music studio and did not get to finish reading it!)
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