Exclusive Interview with

Barb Jones

Let’s start with your Career as a writer!

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When did you start writing?

I've always written stories, poems, etc since I was a child. I loved telling stories and it became a passion of mine.

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What makes writing your passion?

To be able to tell stories from my imagination or from my dreams. I love to create characters and worlds that would captivate an audience.

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How long have you been writing?

I've been writing since at least nine years of age. As a storyteller, much younger but in the fourth grade is when a teacher encouraged me to put my stories on paper for others to enjoy.

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What was the feeling when you published your first book?

I felt excited because I created a world in which characters would come to life. I couldn't wait to share it.

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What’s the story behind your choice of characters?

I don't have a story behind my characters. I create characters that reflect all aspects of life.

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What annoys you the most in pursuing a writing career?

I think when people only care about the money involved. I write for the joy and passion because it makes me happy.

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How do you get over the “writer’s block”?

Usually, that would entail lifting weights and spending more time in the gym to clear my mind.

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We all know the writer’s path is never easy, what makes you keep going? What advice would you give to new authors?

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If you could go back in time and talk to your younger self, what would you say?

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Do you read your book reviews? How do you deal with the bad ones?

I periodically will read them but it's mostly to see how my readers felt about the characters and if they make suggestions, I pay close attention.

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What is the feeling when you get a good review?

I'm glad I made someone's day with my book.

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Have you ever incorporated something that happened to you in real life into your novels?

Sometimes, or through things I have witnessed from "people watching".

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Which of your characters you can compare yourself with? Did you base that character on you?

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What do you think, the book cover is as important as the story?

Yes. the book cover opens the door to engage the reader.

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Do you connect with your readers? Do you mind having a chat with them or you prefer to express yourself through your writing?

I love my readers. I will interact with them, have coffee, etc . I even have contests to interact with them - such as creating a character, etc.

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How do you feel when people appreciate your work or recognize you in public?

I am very humbled by the experience.

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Who is your favorite author? Why?

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What’s the dream? Whom would you like to be as big as?

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Would you rewrite any of your books? Why?

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If you could switch places with any author – who would that be?

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What would you say to the “trolls” on the internet? We all know them – people who like to write awful reviews to books they’ve never read or didn’t like that much, just to annoy the author.

"You can't bring me down!"

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What would you say to your readers?

Thank you for all your support and I hope to be able to return the favor any day.

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Thank you for sharing! Let’s talk about your Personal Life!

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Share a bit about yourself – where do you live, are you married, do you have kids?

I live in Florida, enjoying the sunshine. I am not married but have two wonderful kids.

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What is your day job if you have one?

I am a personal fitness trainer, master life coach, IT Executive.

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What are your hobbies? What do you do in your free time?

When I am not writing, I'm traveling, in the gym, usually outside, anything as long as I am active.

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Did you have a happy childhood?

Yes, I was born and raise in Hawaii.

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Is there a particular experience that made you start writing?

No.

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Do you have unpublished books? What are they about?

Only the works in progress that are part of the Blood Prophecy series, a new historical fiction, and a new Demon Hunter series.

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What do you think should be improved in the education of our children? What do we lack?

We lack teaching them the basics to prepare them for life.

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If you were allowed 3 wishes – what would they be?

Have a four day work week going forward.

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What is your favorite music?

Rock

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Share a secret with us 🙂

I love blind dates!

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Thank you! We wish you the best of luck for you and your art!