JQM Literary Chat Welcomes J.M. Kearl
TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF:
Unlike most authors I know, I used to hate reading as a kid. It wasn’t until my senior year of high school that I became a library aide and started reading out of boredom. This sparked my love for books and soon I was writing novels. I wrote for 13 years before publishing my first book Rise. I just enjoyed writing so much I didn’t care if anyone else read what I wrote. It was good practice for me! Currently, I have 3 books on Amazon and my fourth will release April 7th, 2020. I am 33, a mother of two, a 3-year-old and an 8 month. I’ve been married for 8 years! I call Idaho home but every winter I wished I lived somewhere warmer.
WHAT INFLUENCED YOU TO WRITE YOUR GENRE(S)?
The book Demon in My View by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes is the book that got me to read. And I realized how much I love fantasy from then on. I don’t usually read books unless there is an element of fantasy. It’s just what I like.
WHO ARE YOUR FAVORITE AUTHORS?
I don’t know if I have favorite authors. Sometimes I read books I love but don’t necessarily love their other books. But J.K. Rowling, Sarah J Maas, J.R.R Tolkein, Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman, are a few
WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE BOOKS?
Hate me but I loved Twilight lol. A Court of Thorns and Roses (particularly book 2 in the series) Harry Potter series, An Ember in the Ashes, The Selection, Hawksong, some Dragonlance books just to name a few. I like a lot of books!
WHO ARE YOUR FAVORITE LITERARY CHARACTERS?
Gandalf is a fav. Harry Dresden from the Dresden files, Ryhsand from A Court of Mist and Fury.
IS THERE ANYTHING YOU WANT TO SHARE WITH POTENTIAL READERS?
If you love fantasy with swords, magic, talking cats, romance and a story that keeps you guessing, that’s my style! I keep my books pg-13. I personally don’t like a lot of smut in the books I read but still love a good romance in my fantasy, so I figured there are others out there like me.
WHERE CAN WE GO TO LEARN MORE ABOUT YOU AND YOUR LITERARY WORKS?
jmkearl.com or my Facebook reader group Author J.M. Kearl- Fantasy Novels