About Jason E. Royle:
Jason is the pastor of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Schaefferstown, Pennsylvania. A social worker before his call to full-time ministry, Jason received his Doctorate in Ministry from Sewanee: University of the South School of Theology and his Master’s from Johnson University. He and his wife, Heather, have two children (Katelyn and Nate) and one loyal but lazy dog (Rudy).
What inspires you to write?
Writing, for me, is a way to express the ongoing story of theology. With every book or article, my hope is that readers will get a sense of the complexity of God and the necessity of faith. Captivated by the spiritual component of life, I love to read everything from the Greek classics to the Sunday comics.
Tell us about your writing process.
My process begins with curiosity. For my book about Jesus and Santa it was curiosity: Why is my three year old praying to Santa Claus under the Christmas tree? For my book about Judas it was curiosity: Why is he so hated, didn’t Jesus need to go to the cross? Passionate curiosity is my driving force.
What advice would you give other writers?
Read as much as you write. For every hour spent typing/writing, spend as much time reading.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
The freedom to edit my book as needed, when needed, is the main reason I decided to self-publish.
I would recommend new authors weigh the pro’s and con’s and make their decision based on that.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
Self-publishing will continue to gain in popularity, so will the need to put out professional work in order to be competitive.
What do you use?: Professional Editor
What genres do you write?: Religion, short story, non-fiction, historical fiction,
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print
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