My interview today is with indie author Jane Yates. Jane has overcome her dyslexia to successfully published a series of young adult books called the Paradox Child Series. She is also an artist and mother. Apparently she had a human head in her refrigerator, but we shouldn’t hold that against her. Here’s my interview with her. Another fantastic journey to add to my Five Minute Profiles.
Tell me a little about yourself.
I am a dyslexic, mother, artist, and story teller who yearned for further challenges and found the Open University helped me study. I wrote the paradox child series.
Who are the literary heroes that inspire your writing?
Why did you decided to become an indie author?
The community paper printed my work and the editor, Sarah, asked me to go on her course to be a journalist for them. I wrote a bit about turning 50 and trying new things, and then came across national write a book month and wrote my first book. It was a huge success and now I am writing the forth.
What were you before you were a writer?
I was a mother a artist and a story teller. I can also read tea leaves.
If you could give one piece of advice to new indie authors what would it be?
Don’t get disinterested, dont worry, just keep writing and make friends with me. I’m an indie author also https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7162069.J_Yates
What’s your number one cure for writer’s block?
Look out the closest window. What’s the first thing you see?
My spaniels softly sleeping – z z z z
Name one thing in your refrigerator that probably shouldn’t be there?
A human head! LOL, okay mould.
What do you least like about writing?
Bad reviews from people who are writers also. They have no heart.
Finish this paragraph: “Helena shook the flashlight, hard. She ..”
had no idea were she was. The house was large and rickety. She clenched her teeth, and slid up the hallway to the open door. Some one was standing behind her, but who? Too scared to turn around, she made a rush for the door. But it was too late!
Do da darrrr!
This is a YA fictional book and although many of the characters are based on real people the story is made up. This is the third and last book in the Paradox Child series. This book has more romance in it that the other two. There are new spells and new steampunk objects. Anna’s story is contained, and more about the Wild West.