Good Monday Morning –
Last Monday I participated in an Author Blog Chain. One of the authors I tagged was Darlene Jones, the author of the “Em and Yves series,” a science fiction love story. As you can read below, Darlene has a special category for her books. I reviewed Embattled a few months back–check it out.What are you currently working on?
I’m putting together a book of short humor and travel bits that I hope readers will enjoy. I’m adding pictures when I can.
How does your work differ from others’ in the same genre?
Genre is a tough one as my books don’t fit any one genre. They’re sci-fi, but not hard core technical science fiction so I call them “soft” sci-fi. They’re romance too, with a great love story that transcends time and death, but not romance in the sense of the romance genre. They’re adventure too. So how do I categorize them? Good question for which I do not have an answer.
Why do you write what you do?
I lived in Mali for a time. The poverty was horrific. I wanted to wave a magic wand to make life better for the Malians who manage to smile in spite of their difficult lives. So I gave my heroine the ability to “fix” many of the problems in the world. Of course things don’t always work out as planned for the alien controlling her is a rookie, and he messes up.
How does your writing process work?
It’s evolving from and sort of hit and miss approach that involved revolving paragraphs to working with a rough outline which is not overly detailed and is flexible to be changed as I go. I do have periods of “writer’s block” which I don’t worry about. I take that to mean that I need a break and when ideas start circulating during bouts of insomnia, I know it’s time to write again.
Check out Darlene’s website at www.emandyves.com.