About JP JENTILE:
J. P. Jentile was born in Paris in 1960 and spent his childhood in both France and Italy. As an economist and then an international banker, he has traveled all around the world, being in contact with different people and cultures and finding there an inexhaustible source of inspiration. His career as a writer grew out of years of inventing bedtime stories for his two sons. An avid reader of Heroic Fantasy, the author is happy to share his passion, values, and vivid imagination with the general public through this first novel, which has already been a great success in France.
What inspires you to write?
It is a deep need to put on paper, nearly every day, what I feel inside, situations I encounter, people I meet, landscape I see. In fact, I am permanently open to the world around me as a source of inspiration for writing.
What authors do you read when you aren’t writing?
My favorite authors are mainly writers of Fantasy books such as J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Philip Pullman, Jonathan Stroud, Christopher Paolini, Terry Pratchett and Jules Vernes.
Tell us about your writing process.
Often, I start with the idea of a character and build up a world around it, then I create other protagonists to interact with the hero. Sometimes, I start with a general idea of the story and then I invent the characters who will give life to it.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
I don't talk to my characters but try to think or act as they would do, to better express their feelings, their choices, their decisions and actions.
What advice would you give other writers?
Follow your goal and keep your eyes open to new ideas, environment and situations which can be an infinite source of inspiration to enrich your writing.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I decided to get published when I discover that many people around me liked my 1st manuscript. I got in contact with 40 publishers which were not interested. So I published my 1st Fantasy novel "Ogrino, The Ancient Legacy" with XLibris. So if you are a new author, do not give up as tenacity, finally pays !
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
In the future, books will be more and more read on e-format (already 20% of my sales are in this form) and as audio-books and interactive books to immerse deeply writers into the story?
What genres do you write?: Heroic Fantasy
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print
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