Interview with Jessica Redmerski

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Hiya,

Here is another interview with another great author, Jessica Redmerski – she wrote the Darkwoods Trilogy that I enjoyed last year along with many great others and she was a delight to chat with. Hope you enjoy.


Firstly, can you tell us a little about yourself and how you started writing?
I’ve been writing something for as long as I can remember, but I started my first novel at the age of 13. I just felt like it’s always been in my blood. I can’t imagine not writing; it is and always has been an important part of my life.
Out of all your books what was your favourite to write and why?
I get asked this question a lot, so I’ll give you the same answer I always give: DIRTY EDEN was an entirely organic experience for me, as was the story from beginning to end; nothing was planned, and I didn’t know the end myself until I got there. As much as I enjoy writing love stories and crime novels, a big part of my heart really does lie in the satirical and strange. I just wish more people would read it.”
I get asked this question a lot, so I’ll give you the same answer I always give: DIRTY EDEN was an entirely organic experience for me, as was the story from beginning to end; nothing was planned, and I didn’t know the end myself until I got there. As much as I enjoy writing love stories and crime novels, a big part of my heart really does lie in the satirical and strange. I just wish more people would read it.”
Who is your favourite character you’ve written and why?
I don’t really have a favorite character – there’s something about all of my characters that I like; I really can’t pick one over another.
How do you keep/get inspired when starting something new or are having writer’s block?
I’m usually inspired by the most unexpected things: wondering about the life of an insignificant character in a movie; meeting or seeing someone peculiar; a single line in a song. I used to never get writer’s block, but I’ve had to deal with it in plague proportions since my success with THE EDGE OF NEVER. While I’m grateful and blessed by the success, I have to admit it has also been a sort of curse. Readers are less forgiving of mistakes, more judgemental of pretty much everything, and I always feel tremendous pressure to write something my readers will love. And I’m here to tell you that that kind of pressure and my motivation just don’t mix. So, I basically have writer’s block all the time.
I’m usually inspired by the most unexpected things: wondering about the life of an insignificant character in a movie; meeting or seeing someone peculiar; a single line in a song. I used to never get writer’s block, but I’ve had to deal with it in plague proportions since my success with THE EDGE OF NEVER. While I’m grateful and blessed by the success, I have to admit it has also been a sort of curse. Readers are less forgiving of mistakes, more judgemental of pretty much everything, and I always feel tremendous pressure to write something my readers will love. And I’m here to tell you that that kind of pressure and my motivation just don’t mix. So, I basically have writer’s block all the time.
What is your favourite: food? Honestly, I hate food! I hate it because I love it too much, if that makes any sense.
movie? Too many favorites to name, but a few are: Harry Potter, The Lord of the Rings, The Matrix Trilogy, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Fight Club.
book other than your own? The Bronze Horseman trilogy, The Vampire Armand
As a high school student myself, what was your favourite subject when you were my age?
Science
Who would you say was your biggest writing (and non-writing) inspiration as a child?

Biggest writing inspiration would definitely be author Anne Rice. Non-writing? None comes to mind.

Biggest writing inspiration would definitely be author Anne Rice. Non-writing? None comes to mind.
If you could say anything to your younger self what would it be?
When you start self-publishing, do it under a pseudonym and don’t use a picture of yourself.
When you start self-publishing, do it under a pseudonym and don’t use a picture of yourself.
Are you working on anything right now?
I’m trying. I have many half-finished books, but I struggle to figure out which one I want to finish first – because I want to finish them all!
And finally can you please tell readers how best to contact you?
I’m not really online much anymore, but I do try to respond to readers messages on Twitter every now and then.
I’m not really online much anymore, but I do try to respond to readers messages on Twitter every now and then.
I just want to say thank you to Jessica again for answering my questions. If you would like me to review her Darkwoods Trilogy I will. Until tomorrow.
Thanks and Happy Reading,
Maisy.
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