Jessica C. Agnew is a freelance novelist; who specializes in vampire romance. She was born in Rockford, IL and Early in her life she showed a interest in vampire romance. Her debut novel deadly liaisons is the product five years in the making
What inspires you to write?
I have always been drawn to vampires. My love of them started with the lost boys, I thought they were the coolest bunch of vampires I had ever seen. Something about them just appealed to me, and then there was the romance of it all. I must confess that Bram Stokers Dracula with Gary Oldman did have a serious effect on me. After watching that movie about a thousand times, I really knew I wanted to write a book. One thinking they want to write is one thing, but what is one to write about? I finally came to the decision to write vampire stories and later I realized that I wanted to write romance as well. So why not combine the two great loves together, they belong together.
Tell us about your writing process.
I like to think about my story dozen maybe even hundreds of times before I even right one word down. I like the computer, but sometimes I use a tablet. I always find myself thinking about my main characters first. Everything ends and begins with them. I can’t think of anything else until they have a name. A name that fit there character, who they are; right down to their very soul. Then I like to know my destination, because how can you go on a journey if you don’t know where your going. I like to make the world I’m creating as real as possible. When I can see the world in my head and everything makes sense then I know I have something. Then the rest just flows, you will be surprised just how easy it is to keep going once you’re on the road.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
I never really found myself talking to my characters, but sometimes I try to imagine them tell me who they are and what they look like. What there capable of…
What advice would you give other writers?
I say this: Never quite, though mind may hurt and your short of breath, but quitting my friend is a fate worse then death. I wanted to quit so many times, but I never did.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
Well I looked at regular publishing and self-publishing. I tried the normal way, but the fact was I was a unknown and people don’t take risk like that anymore. So I went with self-publishing. Self-publishing is far better and more profitable,but every writer should make up their own mind.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I think self publishing is the future and ebooks will put paperback out of business. More and more people are going online to read.
What genres do you write?
vampire romance, romance
What formats are your books in?
Both eBook and Print