About Jean-Louis McMillan:
Jean-Louis McMillan is a retired freelance journalist and first-time author.
He was born in Oran on the Mediterranean coast in Algeria, but left Algeria after a restless childhood and settled in Paris, France, where he earned a degree in Philosophy.
Now, after a turbulent youth and a career that had thrown him into the heart of the hardest battles in the Middle East, Jean-Louis wanders between the Orient and the Occident.
He writes as a means to explore, and to heal.
“Desire & Prejudice” is his first published book.
“Desire & Prejudice” climbed to #1 on free Erotica category and #11 on free Fiction, during the last KDP Free Days Promotion.
What inspires you to write?
Like other books and other beginner authors, important part of “Desire & Prejudice” is based on my personal experiences.
I started writing it as a short story, which I extended over nearly two years of writing and erasing.
Rather a spot of research allowed me to alter the placement and nature of events either to be faithful to my personal story, but still to blur the individuality of characters involved in.
The writing of this book and the detailed descriptions are part of the cure of my personal PTSD, from which I suffer for decades.
Everything, it seems, is part of my recovery.
It doesn’t end.
Tell us about your writing process.
As one who suffers from PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder), I used to isolate myself and avoid all kind of social life.
In order not to go crazy and experiencing hallucinations and flashbacks from the traumatic event I’ve experienced, I used to create characters and situations, which I described on a little notebook I held permanently in my pocket. I conducted animated conversations with those characters, and built around them different backdrops.
Slowly, it created a few short stories.
DESIRE & PREJUDICE is based on one of these stories
How did you decide how to publish your books?
As this book is my first published book, ebook and Amazon seems to me the right way to publish it.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I think ebook will definitely be the main support of book publishing, even if I personally prefer to read a print books.
What do you use?: Professional Editor
What genres do you write?: Contemporary Romance (with a “Spy Thriller” twist)
What formats are your books in?: eBook
Link To Jean-Louis McMillan Page On Amazon
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