Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
My name is Joanne and I write under pen name J.S Ellis. I’m the author of the thriller novel “In Her Words” which will be published on the 7th of May.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
The book name is ‘In Her Words’ it was on Christmas of 2014 where I got an idea of a glamorous woman who works as an accountant but has a drinking problem and keeps a diary. She goes out with her a friend and wakes up the next day with no memory what happened to her.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
Yes, I do. I write with music on but when I’m editing, the music is off. I always have water coffee and snacks ready normally its cheese or chocolates.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
Nicci French Killing Me Softly was a huge influence on me also novels by Partick McGrath.
What are you working on now?
At the moment, I’m working on two novels that I’m doing self-edits one is a thriller about a poker player who steals on million pounds from a gangster it’s a novella which I plan to publish in next few months. The other is dyopstian series.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I’m not sure I’m new to this game so I’m still learning.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Don’t give up writing is hard the easier you think it is, the harder it gets but keep at it. It’s one of the most rewarding experiences.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
If you want to learn about yourself, write a book.
What are you reading now?
The Hiding Place by C.J Tudor
What’s next for you as a writer?
I’m working on the next thriller novella than a dystopian series which is a learning curve and then hopefully, I write a romance novel but that’s in the later 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?
1984 George Orwell
Catcher in the Rye J. D. Salinger
Killing me Softly Nicci French