Meet the Author…
HUNTER S. JONES
Hunter S. Jones is a lifelong writer. Hunter regularly contributes articles to fashion and rock and roll publications, both in print and online. However, you will often find her writing articles for newspapers and quarterly professional publications. Her interests are varied… travel, wines, history, the occult, and psychology. Her passions are rock and roll and history, especially the history of sex.
Hunter has a Master’s Level Degree in Classic Studies. Because of this she has a reading range which varies from ’Beowulf’ to ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ to all points in between. Her favorite authors are Edgar Allan Poe, Anne Rice and Alison Weir. However, ask tomorrow and the list will change.
Hunter has wanted to write a book her entire life. A recent change in fortune has made this dream a reality. Her first book, ‘Fables of the Reconstruction’ is scheduled for publication in October 2012. You can find her online at http://www.thehuntersjones.blogspot.com or at http://www.facebook.com/Fablesofthe Reconstruction.com.
Hunter currently lives in Midtown Atlanta, Georgia with her current partner. They have no children or pets, just books, wine and a million dollar view.
Hi Hunter! Very excited to have you on the blog today, thanks for joining us! Let’s start with an easy question – When did you first know you wanted to be a writer?
Some people play an instrument, some dance, some paint and I write. It’s the way I express myselfand that is how it’s always been.
Great answer. Can you tell us more about your latest book?
My latest release is called Fables of the Reconstruction. It’s the story of a Belgian pimp, Pierre von Minzle, and the book is set in Victorian London, in the notorious Whitechapel District. Pierre has a ‘magic’ powder and practices Creole voodoo. The book explains the start of today’s modern zombie story.
Can you share with us where the inspiration behind your writing comes from?
Something subconsciously triggers a thought, feeling or an emotion. Maybe a mood needs to be remembered and you have to record your recollection – it has to be written.
If you could make one of your characters real for a day, who would you choose and why?
My little monster, Pierre von Minzle is sexy, undead and wonderful. He’s a zombie, but he manifests in different time dimensions so that he can survive. I would love to spend a day with him just to find out what mischief he’s going to get into, or where he is going to go next.
Can you share with us a short story about something that has happened to you that would make a great book?
The story of the love of my life will make a beautiful romance novel someday. In the meantime, my life has been more like a series of short stories, both comedy and tragedy. String the stories together and they could make a book until the romance novel is written.
I want to read this romance – hurry up and write it! What has been the most rewarding part of your writing career & what has been the hardest?
The most rewarding part of writing is working with other artists – finding out what makes them create, how they think, hearing their stories. The hardest part of writing is getting my exact feelings into words.
What do you like to do when you aren’t writing?
I’m very social – being around people is my favorite thing especially when having great conversations and listening to great music.
I got a mental image of you as a butterfly on the wall at a party – fluttering from one person to the next! Do you have any advice for budding writers looking to self-publish?
Do what you want to do and follow your dreams – writing is your art form. Get advice from people that have published a book, but do your own homework before taking anyone’s advice.
“Writing is your art form”…bumper sticker that, really. So, what can we expect to see from you in the future and where can we find your work?
Thank you for asking Trish. I have a couple of anthologies in the works and will be able to tell you about them soon. I am developing a series of short stories-short, sexy vignettes-which is called Tales from a New Amsterdam. The first story will be available in December 2012. The stories will be available on Amazon.com.
You can find Fables of the Reconstruction on Amazon
Yay! Looking forward to your new releases! If you could shadow your favorite Author for a year (living or dead) who would you choose, and why?
Oh Trish. This is such a great question. So many writers had such exciting lives – Poe, Fitzgerald, Faulkner, Hemingway, Hunter S. Thompson…it would be amazing to spend time with them. On the other side, you have the more reclusive authors such as Anne Rice, Lovecraft, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Flannery O’Connor – it would be interesting to see into their lives for a while. However, if I had to choose to spend a year with an author, it would be Margaret Mitchell. I would love to spend one year with her as she recuperated from an ankle injury and created Gone With The Wind. Can you imagine the conversations? She didn’t have much communication from the outside world during that phase in her life, so the time was spent writing. She was left mainly to create from her imagination – combining the pain she suffered, her own life experiences and stories from her family about the past; all which worked together to shape her great work. What an amazing artist.
Wow, fabulous answer!!!
It’s time for our Rapid Fire Questions!!
Wine – Red or White? Red
Roses or Wildflowers? Wildflowers
eReader or Paperback? eReader
Bra or No Bra? Bra
Shower or Bath? Sure
Beach or Pool? Beach
Heels or Flats? Heels
Sweet or Sour? Spicy
Cats or Dogs? Cats
Now, for a taste of Fables of the Reconstruction
Meet Pierre von Minzle and Mary Moore. They are the Adam and Lilith, definitely not Adam and Eve, of today’s zombie apocalypse. Fables of the Reconstruction is a playful yet graphic sexual adventure consisting of what might have been, combined with what possibly might be happening now. It contains Pomba Gira mysticism, Creole voodoo and the seeds of the zombie apocalypse set in Victorian London’s notorious Whitechapel District. Sex, magick , zombies. This ain’t your daddy’s shotgun zombie story. Mature content warning.