Monday, August 27, 2012

Getting to Know You with Featured Author: Joya Fields

Welcome to our Getting To Know You
Featured Authors Month
here at the Book Boost!

Today, we're learning about the quirks and works of author, Joya Fields.

TBB:  How and when did you become a professional author?

JF:  My career in writing began with non-fiction writing. About eight years ago, I took a writing class and then submitted an article to a local parenting magazine. Imagine my surprise when my first story got accepted! It was the first of many articles I wrote, and I met lots of cool people over the years and even got great ideas and information for my fiction writing.

I’ve been writing fiction short stories for the Trues magazines for over four years, and just this past year, my debut novel—a romantic suspense—released from The Wild Rose Press.

TBB:  Which of your books is your favorite and why?

JF:  My favorite book is usually the one I’m currently writing. In this case, it’s a romantic suspense about a girl who survives a serial killer, when the rest of her family is murdered. It’s a survival story and the heroine is very strong and determined. I wish I could be more like her.

TBB:  If you had to describe that book using ONLY ONE word what would it be?

JF:  Scary

TBB:  Is there a message imbedded into your stories you hope readers will get?  If so, what is it?

JF:  For sure! I tend to write the same thing over and over again. Bad things happen in life, but when they do, you need to stay strong, forge ahead, and things WILL get better. No matter if a serial killer is after you, or your boyfriend is a cheating liar, things will improve. Fight. Stay strong. Hmmm…I think I’m adding more than one message, aren’t I?

TBB: Give me one quote (from yourself/by yourself) about being a writer.

"Being a writer is a solitary endeavor, but in order to be a good writer, you have to get out there in the world and live in order to write about it."--Joya Fields

TBB:  Who, in your life, is your biggest source of inspiration and why?

JF:  My grandmother. She passed away many years ago, but I think a part of her—her goodness, her gentle ways—is in every heroine I write.

TBB: What is your favorite breakfast food?

JF:  Cold pizza.

TBB:  If someone wrote a biography about you, what should the title be?
Book Cover Quote Courtesy of Joya Fields

TBB:  Favorite time of year (or fave holiday)?

JF: Fall. I love how the weather cools off a bit, and I get back to my usual schedule once summer ends.

TBB:  If you were a cartoon character, which one would you be and why?

JF:  Definitely Mr. Magoo. I live in my own world and I’m sort of clueless sometimes.

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1 comment:

Joya said...

Thanks so much for having me to your blog today, Kerri! You ask such fun questions. :)