About Jessica Allman:
Wow, I am not very good at these interview type things. But since people want to know, I’ll start from the beginning.
I was born in Butte Montana. We lived there for three months and then my parents moved me to Chicago. We didn’t live in Chicago proper, we lived in South Chicago, right next to the Indiana border. As a matter of fact. So close to the Indiana border one side of the street was Illinois the other was Indiana. I went to a public school. I was always jealous of the girls who went to private school. They had such great uniforms and always look so pretty walking to school I just wanted to be one of them. I always dreamed of becoming part of their group but I knew that would never happen. That’s when I started writing about the things that I hoped I someday become. I would go to my dreary school and when I got home at night, I would write in my journal, about my fantasy life, and my fantasy friends. Writing Became very comfortable for me, and soon I would find, that it was the only thing that I really enjoyed doing.
When I was able to go out on my own, I moved to the great state of Nevada. And that’s for a live today.
If you’re ever in the area stop by and say hello.
What inspires you to write?
I guess I was inspired by others. And when I say others I mean people, I never really knew or hung out with but always wanted to. I guess everyone lives in a fantasy world of some type. And I sort of live out those fantasies in my writing.
Tell us about your writing process.
My friends tell me I’m old school. I just sit in front of the keyboard, and type. Sometimes I’ll sit there for what seems forever, until an idea, sentence, word or event pops into my head. It once took me three days, to come up with the name of a character that seemed just right. I have also been known to, go through the physical motions of what a character should be doing at the time. You know stand up, and act out a part of the story. Always silently. Sometimes my roommates think I’m nuts.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
I never really interact with my characters. I like to think of myself as a third-party observer. Sort of like they’re in a movie, and I’m just watching. But I get to send them down the path I want them to go without them really knowing who I am.
What advice would you give other writers?
Look around. Everywhere you are, have been or will be are stories. It’s up to you to ferret out the interesting from the mundane.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
What influenced me, to self publish. Was my friend Lexi. She’s a writer. And each time she comes up with a new work is better than the last. And I hope to someday follow in her shoes. And that girl has got some fine shoes!
For all of you new writers out there I think self-publishing is the wave of the future. It’s freedom.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I think that publishing, the old conventional way, will go the way of the telegraph and the carrier pigeon. As I said before electronic books and self-publishing are the wave of the future.
What do you use?: Professional Editor
What genres do you write?: Romance, Erotica, fantasy.
What formats are your books in?: eBook
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