Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Writers on Wednesday: Juliet Madison

Welcome back to Writers on Wednesday. This week I am chatting with the brilliant Juliet Madison, an Australian author of a number of genres.



Tell us about the first time you were published?

My first novel to be published was FAST FORWARD in February 2013 with Escape Publishing. I’ll always remember the moment I got the offer in my inbox, it was such an amazing feeling! Seeing my first cover, and then the day the book was released was also an amazing feeling, so that book will always be special to me. Escape since bought seven more of my books, five are currently available and two more are scheduled for release in the coming months so it’s been a busy but exciting journey from that first milestone.

As writer, what has been your proudest achievement so far?

It’s hard to choose just one, but I really think when a reader writes a review or sends you a message telling you that your book inspired them, or helped them feel better when they were sick, or got them through a tough time, that’s when I feel most proud. I love knowing that my books can have a positive impact on people’s lives, whether they are just providing some escapist entertainment or connecting with them on a deeper level and helping them see their life in a new light.

What books or writing projects are you currently working on, if anything?

I’m always working on multiple projects! I’m currently writing the third book in my Tarrin’s Bay series, MIRACLE IN MARCH. When that is complete I’ll be writing the second book in my YA five-book series which has just been picked up by a publisher, and in my ample spare time (ha!) I’ll also work on an exciting new women’s fiction project that combines a present day story with 1920’s Hollywood and Paris. Can’t wait!

Which do you prefer? eBooks or Paper Books? Why?

I love both equally. I love the beauty and intrigue of a physical book, and they look nice on bookshelves. But I also love the portability and convenience (and cheaper price) of ebooks. Plus, there are so many stories that are only available in ebook format, so those who only read print books are missing out on some great stuff!

Aside from your own books, of course, what is one book that you feel everybody should read?

I think people should read whichever book they are drawn to, even if they don’t know why. If something catches your attention but isn’t in your usual genre or taste, get it anyway. You may just find a gem.

Finally … is there anything you would like to say to your readers in Adelaide, Australia?

Hello from NSW! I haven’t been to Adelaide before but hope to, so maybe we’ll meet one day. And maybe I’ll set a book there too. ;)

Links

>> Buy HAUNTED EVER AFTER from Escape Publishing or via the links below: