Tuesday, October 22, 2013

J.S. Wilsoncroft Interview

Holy Moly! Things sure have been busy in my neck of the woods lately! My novel, “The Twistedly True Tale of Ruby Hood”, was recently released! YEAH! While this is an amazing accomplishment and I hope to make it a career one day, bills MUST be paid today, so I have a day job. I teach fourth grade writing, which I absolutely LOVE, but grading 93 essays every three weeks takes a good chunk of my evenings. AND, I have been VERY busy watching the Cardinals make their way to the World Series, which incidentally starts tomorrow, so I HAD to get this post up today!

In all of the insanity, I was lucky enough to have an interview exchange with, J.S. Wilsoncroft! It’s been a few months since her latest book, My Haunting Love, was released. AND she recently made the kindle bestselling list! Congrats, JS! Read on to find out more about this talented author!


Stephanie: First off, thank you so much for taking the time for this interview! Please start by telling us a little bit about your latest novel.

JS: My Haunting Love is a YA paranormal romance story about a sixteen year old deaf girl name Calista Rose who falls in love with a ghost. Calista moves from Delaware to her new home in Pennsylvania and she is not happy about it. Not only is she bitter and sad about leaving the only home she’s ever known, but she was leaving her deaf school and friends to attend a public school, which scared the living crap out of her.

The first day Calista and her family moved into the house, right away she sensed something strange about it. Weird smells, unexplainable cold breezes and when she found her American Sign Language book opened and marked, she knew something wasn’t right.

Soon Calista discovered there was another occupant living in the house, a ghost named John Lansberry. The more she communicated with the handsome ghost the more she found herself falling in love with him. But little did she know, John wasn’t the only ghost living in the house. Something evil lived there as well and it would do anything to keep John away from her.

Stephanie: I’ve read and thoroughly enjoyed it! What was your inspiration for this story?

JS: My Haunting Love was inspired by my two children, James and Kimberly. It was two years ago, on a warm summer night, when my kids asked me to tell them a scary story. I turned off all the lights and held a flashlight to my face as the three of us sat on the couch. I started telling them a ghost story about a young girl walking through a house with blood dripping on the walls and something was chasing her. Two hours later I was still telling them the story. My daughter said to me, “Mom, I think you gotcha yourself another book.” And so a few days later, I sat down at my computer and My Haunting Love was born.

Stephanie: My Haunting Love is only the tip of the iceberg! You have several published stories, tell us about some (or all) of them.

JS: At the moment I have 4 books published through Write More Publications. They are Remembering Zane, Fat Chances, The Unfaithful Widow and My Haunting Love. I also have two ebooks that I self-published; Like Father Like Daughter and an erotica (pen name Randee Stevens) Scratch-n-Sniff. I also have a few short stories published in anthologies, “Fat Chance My Love” in the anthology called Novel Hearts and a story called “Dorothy” in the anthology called A Cuppa and An Armchair. I generally write romance, but occasionally I have been known to step outside my usual genre, just to spice things up a bit. Hehehe

Stephanie: I bet it keeps things interesting! And Remembering Zane recently made the top 100 bestselling kindle list! CONGRATULATIONS, again! Now, please tell us a bit about your current WIP, Rollercoaster of Love.

JS: EEEEPS!! I’m really excited for the release of Roller Coaster Luv. I originally wrote this story about six years ago. It was the first story I ever wrote and believe me…it was a train wreck. The grammar sucked big time! I’m glad to say I have learned a lot over the last six years, grammar wise. Hehehe I changed it a bit but the main story is still there and dang, I’m having fun writing it. I am in the middle of editing it at the moment and then I will start rewriting the second book, Roller Coaster Luv, the Ride Continues.

Stephanie: Do you have a day job? If so, what do you do?

JS: My day job is shaving dog’s asses. Haha…I have been a dog groomer for over seventeen years and I love it. Although, I love writing more. Sorry puppies, I still love you all. J Someday I would love to write full time and groom part-time. So help me out readers, start buying and reading my books. Help me make my dream come true.

Stephanie: It seems like you are well on your way, JS! Now onto the tough question: What are some of your favorite books?

JS: Hmmm…..this is a tough one. I love a lot of books, but the one that sticks out the most is…..drum rolls……..The Twilight Saga. Hehehe  I also love some gore with Stephen King, and romance with Danielle Steele and Nicholas Sparks. I recently read Jasinda Wilder’s Falling Into You and loved it. I read Fifty Shades of Grey books this summer and had mixed feeling about them. Being a romance writer, sure I love hot sex and tight asses, but come on. There was so much sex in those books I don’t know how poor Anastasia could even walk. She has to be bow-legged by now. Oye!!

Stephanie: That’s quite a list! When I’m writing I have to have music (loud good music) and coffee in the morning, water in the afternoon and wine at night…I always edit sober thoughJ What is one thing you MUST have during writing time?

JS: The things I have sitting beside me when I am writing is a bottle of diet Pepsi, my Ipad to check Facebook every half hour or so. Yeah, I admit it, I am addicted to Facebook. *hangs head down in shame*

Stephanie: Facebook can be quite the distraction! So tell me, what else can we expect from you?

JS: What to expect from J.S.Wilsoncroft??? Hmmmm….well I hope to have Roller Coaster Luv series out in 2014, along with a vampire story that I started a while back called Forever Sixteen and I hope to self-publish a few short stories.

Stephanie: Sounds GREAT! Now, JS, please tell us some interesting tidbits about yourself that you don’t mind sharing with all our readers! J

JS: Tidbits about me??? When I’m nervous or bored, I twist my hair and yes, I have gotten my hair in knots more times than I care to count and had to cut them out. Honestly, I’m surprised I don’t have a bald spot in the front of my head. Hehehe  Also, don’t laugh…I talk to my fish. Yes, they listen too. We have four of them, their names are…can you guess?? Twilight Saga…Edward, Bella and Jacob. And the fourth one my daughter named it Harry after Harry Styles from the band One Direction.         

Thank so much, J.S. Wilsoncroft! Wishing you the best of luck with all of your future writing endeavors! I know I can’t wait to read your up and coming work!


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