Interview With Author Jonathan Ross
Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I grew up on the Caribbean island of St. Thomas, a hotbed of activity during the buccaneer years of the early eighteenth century. As an adult, I lived for two years in the south of Spain, where he learned to speak Spanish at the breakneck speed of his señorita friends, and danced their Sevillanas at Semana Santa. I have explored France, Germany, and other European countries. I reside with my wife near Annapolis, Maryland, USA.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
My latest book, “Reluctant Host,” tells a tale of romance and adventure inspired by wondering what it would be like if someone tried to take over my mind.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I scribble all my brainstorm ideas for a potential new book on scraps of paper. After about two weeks, I decide if I have enough material, and if so, begin the book.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
Andrew Mayne (writes with palpable tension), John Grisham (seamless writing), Cap Daniels (adventure and romance), and Louis L’Amour (downright entertaining story telling)
What are you working on now?
“Hunted in Guadeloupe,” about a woman coming of age, figuring out how to reconcile her dual heritage of jumbee and American woman. Her name is Anika Hegner, and she first appeared in my romantic suspense novel, “The Jumbee’s Daughter.”
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I mostly prefer to use Amazon KDP.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Always meld in tension – at the people level.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
What are you reading now?
“Private” by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro.
What’s next for you as a writer?
Keep my readers supplied with fun romantic suspense: complete writing “Hunted in Guadeloupe” and continue on the next two books of the 3-book series.
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?
Beach reads. Nothing serious.
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