Author Interview with Jess C. Scott

I’m interviewing Jess C. Scott on my blog today. Jess is the author of “Playmates”, a pscyhological thriller that sounds very intriguing. Thank you for answering my interview questions, Jess, and welcome to my blog!

1) How long have you been writing?

For as long as I can remember!

2) What is your favorite genre to write?

I enjoyed writing erotic stories for some time. I was not interested in explicitness for its own sake—what I liked was exploring the intensity and intimacy involved within complex sexual relationships.

As of late, I have taken up an interest in the psychological thriller genre, which can include elements of crime fiction, horror, and psychological suspense. I am most happy with genres that allow me to explore dark and complex themes.

3) Which genre have you never tried before, but would you like to try out?

The genres would probably be espionage and mystery. Capturing the allure in such stories can be quite the challenge.

4) Please tell us about your book.

Follow THE WILDE TWINS in a twisted tale of love and loyalty. . .

As kids, Tania and Trevor’s unsupervised play time offers a lifeline to sanity amidst the chaos of family dysfunction. When danger threatens Tania, Trevor isn’t willing to stand by and watch his sister get hurt. The instinct for survival is only rivaled by the killer instincts the Wilde siblings encourage in each other. Instincts that turn into a deadly game igniting their first taste for blood.

Playmates is the first book in The Wilde Twins: a psychological thriller about an “evil twins” serial killing team—and their slow descent into amoral mayhem.

5) Which character was your favorite, and why? Which character was your least favorite, and why?

It’s hard for me to pick a favorite (or least favorite), because most of the characters are there for some kind of function or purpose.

6) What was the hardest part about writing your book?

The hardest part was maintaining the intensity of the twins’ bond with each other, as the story progressed and more characters started coming into the picture. I wanted to keep the story going without getting too repetitive with scenes and dialogue.

7) What is your writing routine? Are there things you absolutely need to start writing?

I mostly require a quiet space with some privacy. That would be the most important thing so that I can focus.

8) How long did it take you to write your book from start to finish?

The actual writing did not take too long, but I had been thinking of the story for quite some time (cumulatively, over many years).

9) Can you tell us about your editing process?

I comb through the manuscript several times, chapter by chapter, sometimes line by line, before handing it over to a very small number of trusted sources for their feedback. Very often these kind souls point out some very important details I might have missed had I not sought their opinion.

10) Is this book part of a series? If so, how many installments do you have planned?

The book is part of a trilogy. I might write some additional stories if there are requests for certain as yet untold portions.

11) Do you have any advice for aspiring authors?

Have clearly-defined goals and stay true to yourself.

12) Why should everyone read your book?

They would get the chance to go on an emotional roller-coaster within the safety of the boundaries of fiction.

13) If you could meet three authors, dead or alive, which authors would you choose?

1. Edgar Allan Poe

2. Stephen King

3. Oscar Wilde

14) What inspired you to write your book?

I have always wondered what it might be like if I had a twin brother. If we both brought out the worst in each other, in an absolute worst case scenario, this story might have been the actual result.

15) Are you working on something at the moment? If so, can you tell us more about it?

I would like to be a contributor to The Mind’s Eye Series. It is a unique project based on a collaborative effort involving a diverse group of talented poets, writers and photographers.

I have a lot of other projects to get to, some of which have been on the back burner for a while. I will complete my “cyberpunk elven trilogy” once I develop a not-so-boring plot for the second and third books (so far I have only completed the first book).

Thanks for having me!

About Playmates

18212105ABOUT THE SERIES:

A psychological thriller about a brother sister serial killing team–and their slow descent into amoral mayhem.

Follow the Wilde twins in a twisted tale of love and loyalty…

GENRE: Psychological Thriller

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Book 1 PLAYMATES:

As kids, Tania and Trevor’s unsupervised play time offers a lifeline to sanity amidst the chaos of family dysfunction. When danger threatens Tania, Trevor isn’t willing to stand by and watch his sister get hurt. The instinct for survival is only rivaled by the killer instincts the Wilde siblings encourage in each other. Instincts that turn into a deadly game igniting their first taste for blood.

Book #1 in The Wilde Twins trilogy.

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