Jim Stevens was born in the East, grew up in the West, schooled in the Northwest, and spent twenty-three winters in the Midwest. He has been an advertising copywriter, playwright, filmmaker, stand-up comedian, and television producer. He is also the author of the Richard Sherlock, Reluctant Dick Mystery Series including The Case of the Not-So-Fair Trader and The Case of Moomah’s Moolah. All of his books are available on Amazon.com as paperbacks and as ebooks.
You can contact Jim at firstname.lastname@example.org
What inspires you to write?
Everyone in the world needs to laugh. And I do my best to write books that make people laugh. Whether a mystery or romantic comedy, in each of my books you will find unique characters in situations you can readily relate. Real people with real problems. A little out there sometimes, but believable nonethe less. The stories move at a breakneck pace, so I will promise a Jim Stevens’ novel will never bore you.
Tell us about your writing process.
I write every day, one thousand words or four hours whichever comes first.
I use a theme for each book.
I’m big on index cards.
I pattern each character after someone I know or have known; but seldom tell that someone.
I like to write, if I didn’t, I wouldn’t do it.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
What advice would you give other writers?
Persistence is your best friend and worst enemy.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I started with a traditional publisher. It didn’t take long to figure out that if I wasn’t a John Grisham, I wasn’t going to get a lot of support.
And my father always told me “If you want to do something right, do it yourself.”
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
Digital has only just begun.
What do you use?
Professional Editor, Professional Cover Designer
What genres do you write?
Romance, Mysteries, Humor, Who Done It, Crime
What formats are your books in?
Both eBook and Print