About D.K. Janotta:
D. K. Janotta lives up the mountain from Lake Geneva in Switzerland with his uncannily beautiful Romanian wife and two white mice both of whom have extraordinarily long teeth. On sunny days he runs wild over hills alive with the sound of yodelling. On rainy days he stays home and builds monsters.
What inspires you to write?
I live in Europe and spend a lot of time travelling by train. My latest book ‘Fifty Percent Vampire’ was conjured up during a spectacular train journey through the Alps from Geneva in Switzerland to Milan in Italy. Living close to where so many well-known authors and artists worked also helps – Mary Shelley, Voltaire, Graham Greene, Hemingway, Chaplin etc are great inspiration for me.
Tell us about your writing process.
I use MS Word to outline, and Jutoh to write and format for Kindle. I’m also a fan of ‘Save the Cat’, especially when I’m scriptwriting.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
I listen to my characters while I’m in the shower. The moment between sleeping and waking is also good – it’s a special time when magical things happen.
What advice would you give other writers?
Read and study a lot of books, watch and study a lot of movies. Never give up.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I started my own publishing company, Blue Tom Publications, in 2013.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
There’s room for traditional publishing and self-publishing. For self-publishers, I would have to say, make sure you get a professional edit before releasing your books to the world. Making use of sites like BookGoodies is essential. ‘You’ll never make as many dollars as s/he who climbs a tree and hollers’. 🙂
What do you use?: Professional Editor, Professional Cover Designer, Beta Readers
What genres do you write?: YA, Paranormal Romance, Vampire, Urban Fantasy, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller, Contemporary.
What formats are your books in?: eBook
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