About Ann W. Jarvie:
Ann W. Jarvie has a B.A. in journalism from the University of South Carolina and more than twenty-five years’ experience as an award-winning writer in advertising and public relations agencies, both in South Carolina and Chicago. She now lives near Phoenix, Arizona, where she spends part of her time as a freelance copywriter and the rest writing fiction.
The Soul Retrieval was inspired by Jarvie’s maternal grandmother’s fascinating life on a Native American reservation, where she lived with her physician husband until his mysterious and untimely death.
What inspires you to write?
I am inspired by my curiosity. When something fuels my curiosity, I’m compelled to research and write about it.
Tell us about your writing process.
I’m more of an outliner, starting in my journals and expanding to Excel charts. I keep them close-by because great ideas often come to me when I’m not writing. Yes, I do character sketches before writing, but they are mostly done in my head and my journal.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
Yes, of course! My characters become real to me and perform together like a movie in my mind. In many cases, I just allow it, watch it and write it down. Haha, I know that sounds kind of crazy.
What advice would you give other writers?
They say write what you know. Yes, but I think it’s more important to write about that which you feel great passion and curiosity for. Do that, and your readers will feel and be the same. They will be able to enjoy the journey along with you.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I decided to self-publish because the timing seemed right. Amazon has leveled the playing field. There are no gatekeepers. I have a marketing background. And my traditionally published writing friends were claiming they were making little to no money and had to do their own marketing any way. So far, so good.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I think the Indie author/self publishing process will become more sophisticated and more services for this niche will open. I’m excited to see how it will unfold.
What do you use?: Professional Editor, Professional Cover Designer, Beta Readers
What genres do you write?: Genre Fiction/Metaphysical, Thriller/Suspense
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print
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