Author Interview: Jo Ann Atcheson Gray

Are there any books or authors that inspired you to become a writer?
Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice

Do you prefer ebooks, printed books, or audiobooks most of the time?
I prefer to read a printed book the most, especially a hardback

Have pets ever gotten in the way of your writing?
Yes definitely, I have two cats that think they are human, Louie and Jasmine

How do you use social media as an author?
I use for promotion and advertising … Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and TikTok

How long does it take you to write a book?
I could write a book within a week if its 30,000 or less words.. About a month without interruptions , I could complete a novel possibly

If you’re planning a sequel, can you share a tiny bit about your plans for it?
There is an upcoming sequel that is in production now, to Curse of a Lady Vampire.. Titled, Curse of a Lady Vampire (The final Story…The Curse Ends)

If your book were made into a movie, which actors would play your characters?
If Curse of a Lady Vampire was a movie.. i would definitely have to put Johnny Depp as Collin, the ‘nanny’ .. He would fit that character perfectly.

Never really thought about who could play the other characters in my books.

What author in your genre do you most admire, and why?
The author in my fantasy genre that I admire most, would be Riley Gipson, Author of The Flowers Of Lemuria… She is always my best inspiration

What inspired the idea for your book?
My cousin and I always fantasized as kids with our wide imaginations, so it was from growing up with her that I decided to imagine us both as vampires since we are never too far apart from each other.

What is the most valuable piece of advice you’ve been given about writing?
My most valuable advice given was from an email by Anne Rice.. It said.. Just write, whatever you want, just put it on the paper.

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