I love her books. They are published by Urban Books in The Netherlands. Really cool that i got the chance to interview her! Read all about her:
I Would love it, if you could tell something about your books.
I have several series, and all feature female protagonists and are urban fantasy (sometimes mixed with other things like crime fiction or apocalyptic themes). The main ones are The Sabina Kane series, the Prospero’s War series, and Meridian Six. Readers can visit my web site at www.jayewells.com to find out about all of them.
I was born in Missouri but grew up in Texas. I am married and have one son, and we have two dogs.
where do you live?
I live in Texas.
Your fave place in the World?
Tuscany, Scotland, New Orleans, and the Napa Valley
Which non-excisting place would you like to visit ?
Narnia-_I’m always looking for doorways to get me there.
Your fave books and fave author?
Too hard to pick just one! I’m a big fan of Anne Rice, Chuck Palahniuk, Christopher Moore and Stephen King.
Where do you write your books?
I write all over. Usually I work in my office, but I also like to write in cafes. Airplanes are also really great for writing because there are not many distractions.
Do you write in Total silence, or listen to Music?
I always listen to music when I write. I create special playlists for my novels, but I do some of my best writing to electronic music (techno, industrial, etc) since it doesn’t have words to distract me. Otherwise, I have really eclectic music taste so I listen to lots of different stuff.
What inspires you?
I find inspiration all over the place. A lot of my ideas come from researching random things I find interesting, like strange stories about the arcane or strange crime stories. I also pay attention to people a lot. Overheard conversations or situations can be a great source of story ideas.
When you write, do you picture your characters in your mind (or creatures)?
Yes, I’m a very visual writer. I usually try to find an actor that looks like what I picture as inspiration.
What is your fave Genre in books?
I love to read everything. My favorites are probably horror, crime fiction, romance, and, of course, urban fantasy.
Do you have any plans for a new book?
I’m always working on a new book. 🙂
Tell us something about your hobbies and interests?
I love to cook. Travel is my other big interest. I love to go to new places and explore.
Is there a person you admire? Celebrity? Or a fictional character?
I love smart, funny and fearless women like Dolly Parton, Elizabeth Gilbert, Tina Fey, and Leslie Jones.
Is there a character in your books, that you feel close to?
I always have a soft spot for my main characters, like Sabina Kane and Kate Prospero. My books also have lots of fun, quirky side characters like Little Man and Giguhl who are so, so fun to write.
Do you also put in autobiographic aspects in your books?
Mostly no, but there are some details that are similar. For example, Kate Prospero is a cop who is a single parent and so was my mom. She was an officer for a few years when I was quite young.
A message to the readers of the page:
I am so thankful for all of my readers. It is so fun to write stories for you, and I hope to keep doing it for many years to come. If you haven’t tried out my books, you should expect a fun ride. They are full of action, creative worlds, humor, and interesting characters.