About Janet Humphrey:
Janet lives in Oxfordshire in the United Kingdom. When she isn’t writing, she enjoys knitting socks, watching cooking and sewing programmes and making her own clothes. She is also a keen scooter rider and owns a blue scooter called "Monty"
What inspires you to write?
Having started the story of DUST and receiving great feedback and sales from fans, they are the reason I love to write more. I started the story for me, however it became a unique scenario which I haven't found anywhere else. The possibilities of how DUST will develop and how it will end, keep me interested to continue to explore the story further
What authors do you read when you aren’t writing?
I enjoy horror books especially by Iain Rob Wright, David J Gatward's Grimm series read by Aubrey Parsons on Audible and I'm currently loving Tony Moyles latest book – the Idiots Clu
Tell us about your writing process.
Book One of DUST was written after a visit to Devon with my husband. It started with a musing over some parkour jumpers who were leaping from one part of a car park to another above our heads as we were strolling to dinner. I wondered what would happen if one of them fell but didn't die. The idea of #notdead came to me then and reading a CBS article about cosmic dust gave me my plot
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
I listen to my characters who are based on people I have known in my life. I try to imagine them describing their experiences during this event, and how they would behave.
What advice would you give other writers?
Keep going. If you have a story running around in your head like me, get it down on paper, use online tools such as reedsy.com and check out the great assistance to be found in writers groups on Facebook
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I had done extensive research during the writing of DUST which was to start with just a story for my own pleasure. As I sent it out to beta readers I realised that the story was one which had not been explored before, and the simplest way was to self publish. It was a straightforward process for me and one I will be using for the rest of the series
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I think book publishing will evolve further as self publishing becomes more available and easy.
What genres do you write?: Mystery/Suspense
What formats are your books in?: eBook
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