What’s your name or pen name?
What are your genres?
Historical Fiction, Western, Humor, Memoir
What have you written?
I have four self-published titles on Amazon.com: Depression Carpenter (historical fiction); Cowgirl (Western); Triptych (humor); and On Becoming a Dinosaur (memoir). My next title, Commune, will be released in January 2014.
When did you begin your writing career?
I wouldn’t call it a career.
Are you a full-time or part-time writer? How do you make time to write?
I am retired/disabled, so there’s no such thing as full-time or part-time. There’s just life.
The sci-fi author Theodore Sturgeon once told me that writing is 10% inspiration and 90% perspiration. I’m sure he’s not the first to say it, but it was the first time that I had heard it. I just make sure that somehow there are hours available for some perspiration.
Do you keep a journal? If so, for how long? Do you find it helpful for your professional writing?
What’s your inspiration?
The past, waking dreams, sleeping dreams, and coffee.
What kind of legacy do you expect your writing to leave?
I would love it if someday I was discovered by college professors as a lost gem of authorship, and then my books are used in lit classes.
Don’t consider yourself an aspiring writer. Consider yourself a writer, and get to work!
What’s on your bookshelf or in your e-reader library?
Mostly biographies, mysteries, and cookbooks.
What are you currently working on?
Nothing “write” now. I just finished a novel and am waiting for my next lightning bolt of inspiration.
How can we purchase your work?
My website is: http://dooid.me/javadavis
I have a Facebook page, but it’s the real me, not a fan page.
I have a dashboard and blog on Goodreads. Samples of my books are available there for download.
I’m on LinkedIn as Java Davis.
And I’m on Pinterest. I LOVE Pinterest!
Check out Java’s books via Amazon here!
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