Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Author spotlight with Marc Jarrod
Hi Marc! Thanks for agreeing to this interview.
So, tell us, how did you feel when you got your first publishing contract?
That I wrote something and a publisher recognized it as a saleable product that the publisher was willing to take the time and effort to make it even better. It felt great and it made me feel important.
What is the biggest piece of advice you can give a beginning writer?
If you get rejected by an epub on your submission, don’t get dejected. Just keep plugging away. If given advice by your publisher or a critique group, take that advice and use it to improve your writing.
Do you have any guilty pleasures?
What influences your writing? And why?
Sometimes it is life experience whether it be me or some one I know.
Name one thing readers don’t know about you.
I am probably older than most of my fellow authors. :)
What are you working on now?
Tarot story. Author had to pick a tarot card and write a story around it.
Who is your favorite all-time author?
James Patterson. He writes great thrillers and they are fast reads.
Are love scenes easy/difficult to write?
At the risk of sounding sexist, :) for a male, yes love scenes are hard for me to write.
If you could be anywhere right now, where would you be?
In outer space. I know that sounds corny, but space truly is the final frontier as James T. Kirk once said. I think the planet Saturn is truly the most beautiful planet, with the exception of earth, of course. However, from what I have seen of pictures of the universe, it is truly magnificent, and I would love to explore it.
Do you have another career besides writing? What is it?
I work at UPS as clerk and package handler.
What’s your biggest reward in being a writer?
Getting good reviews not only from a review web site, but also from your fellow writers.
To date, which is your favorite story?
Which one did you have the most fun writing? I have written 4 erotica stories and 1 non erotica. Believe it or not, it is the non-erotic story that is my favorite. It is set around Christmas and it is a feel good story. It is titled, Christmas in July. Published through Divine Destinies.