Thursday, November 1, 2012

Interview with Hunter S. Jones

Hello and let me welcome, 
Hunter S. Jones.

Tell us a little about yourself.
There's really not much to know. I live in Atlanta, GA. Anything you will ever learn about me or want to know will never be as interesting as the art form I create.

Wow. Another southern gal like myself. *grins* Can you tell us how you got started writing? Have you always wanted to be a writer?
Yes, I have always written something. I wrote as a child-writing stories for the kids in the area. We would act out plays and skits that I would write, star in and direct. Then, I worked on the school papers in high school and college. I have written articles covering rock & roll, fashion, travel, wine, artists, books, movies. You name a topic, any topic, and more than likely I have written an article about the subject.

How fascinating and what a great role model. Tell us a little about your new release and when is it available? 
My new release is my first book, my debut novella. It is called Fables of the Reconstruction. Pomba Gira Mysticism. Creole Voodoo. The zombie apocalypse. Sex, drugs, magick. Paranormal. Meet Pierre von Minzle and Mary Moore. They are the Adam and Lilith of today's zombie apocalypse. Fables of the Reconstruction is a playful yet graphic sexual adventure consisting of what might have been, combined with what possibly might be happening now. It contains the seeds of the zombie apocalypse set in Victorian London's notorious Whitechapel District. This ain't your daddy's shotgun zombie story. Mature content warning. Basically this is the story of a Belgian pimp in Victorian London who has a magic powder. He claims he is undead. 

Zombies, huh? I have to say you have my curiosity up. I'll be checking this book out for sure! So...What one word would you say best describes you?

Hahahahaha. I like that! On a more personal note for your fans out there *winks*, what songs are most played on your IPod?
Ohhh. Great question Scarlet. I usually just hit 'shuffle' and see what plays. My tastes are very eclectic. You'll find old Delta Blues, Classic Rock, Indie Alternative Rock, Roots Rock, Hip Hop. As long as music has a good beat, I am a fan.

Nothing like the Rolling Stones to get you in the writing mood *starts humming 'Start me up'*

Oh sorry...*giggles and tries to compose myself...clears throat* Okay...What advice do you have for struggling writers?
We're all struggling writers, aren't we? All I know is to write from your heart. Feel and listen to your dreams. Writers are the only artistic group that gives our work away for free. I wish we, as a group, would place more value on our art form.

Writers are artists, so many readers are always curious about how an 'artist' spends his/her free time. What are your hobbies?
I'm athletic and competitive, so I believe in working out. I read everything. I love fashion - hair, makeup, clothes. Unlike many writers, I am extremely extroverted. I enjoy going out and meeting new people. I love going to new places and having mindless conversations with people I don't know.

It is probably a good thing we don't live very close. I have a feeling we'd be shopping more than writing. *bursts into laughter* Now here's a question I like to ask fellow authors. What would your perfect writing day look like? Mine involves sitting on my sofa, laptop in lap, with a bottle of red wine.
Your day sounds perfect Scarlet. I guess the perfect writing day for me, in a dream world, would involve making love to the man of my dreams and when he falls asleep from exhaustion, I am so inspired that I get the laptop from under the bed and write a short story before he wakes up. Red wine is involved in my perfect day too.

LOL. That sounds pretty darn good to me too, Hunter. When did you put your first words to paper?
At 8 months of age I wrote MAMA on a piece of paper. My mother still has it stored away with the date and my age written on it. adorable. I bet your mother is very proud.
What drew you to write erotic fiction?
Erotic fiction is all fiction. Unless you have a passion for a subject you will not write about it. Previously, any written erotic expression has been disguised or suppressed - except for a few brave and brilliant souls such as Henry Miller, Anne Rice and Erica Jong. Now the taboos have been lifted and we are free to express our dreams and imagination and artistry.

*Leans in and whispers* I heard you have a crush on one of your Facebook friends...would you like to elaborate on this? *snickers* 
It's true Scarlet, I do have a major crush on one of my Facebook friends. At this time, I can't say any more than that except I can tell you they have a very creative spirit, too.

Well, your secret is safe with me *winks* 
Are you currently working on any future projects? 
Thank you for asking Scarlet. I am working on Book 2 of Fables. It is called Reconstruction of the Fables. There are some other projects in the works; however I can't let you in on them yet. We will be in touch and I will let you know about them in the next month or so.

That all sounds great and you will have to keep us updated. Thank you so much for stopping by and talking with me today. I have enjoyed your visit and before you go, I want to wish you all the best with your book and all future releases down the road. 

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Fables of the Reconstruction

Available November 2, 2012
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1 comment:

  1. Hi Hunter great interview! And great questions Scar.

    I gotta tell ya Hunter I love your cover as well as your perfect day. Looking forward to reading this work. BTW I keep my laptop under the bed too. Never know when inspiration might strike. lol


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