Name JL Oiler
Age Shh it’s a secret
Where are you from West Virginia
A little about yourself `ie your education Family life ect I am married with 2 children, hold BA From Fairmont State University, and a MA from Ball State University.
Fiona: Tell us your latest news?
I Have a New release from Silver Publishing on Feb 11 (Part of thier Touch of Love Anthology) and my next from Rebel Ink Press (One Night Rodeo) on March 3
Fiona: When and why did you begin writing?
I have been writing since my teen years but did not have curage to submit until 2009
Fiona: When did you first consider yourself a writer?
After the publishing of my second book. With the first I was excted but did not know if it was repeatable.
Fiona: What inspired you to write your first book?
Wow I draw inspiration from so much I am not certain I cold pinpoint a single thing. However, It was during a time of great transition in my life so I suppose that had a whole lot of influence.
Fiona: Do you have a specific writing style?
No I don’t think.
Fiona: How did you come up with the title?
Some Titles are instant others are a battle. Most the time I look at the plan for the story and brainstorm with my family or friends.
Fiona: Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?
Life is filled with impossibilities we just have to open our eyes.
Fiona: How much of the book is realistic?
Nearly all but the individuals involved. I believe it is the only way readers can truely relate with my characters. Too far left or right of realism and I would lose them.
Fiona: Are experiences based on someone you know, or events in your own life?
Real life always finds ways to sneek in.
Fiona: If you had to choose, which writer would you consider a mentor?
I have a small group of friends I work with and believe we sort of mentor one another; Bethann Beuhler, Lila Munro
Fiona: What book are you reading now?
I’m in the middle of edits so none at the moment.
Fiona: Are there any new authors that have grasped your interest?
Fiona: What are your current projects?
I have 3 Paranormal WIP in my file at the moment.
Fiona: Name one entity that you feel supported you outside of family members.
I have an entire family of writers that support me as well.
Fiona: Do you see writing as a career?
Yes, I see it as my secondary career at the moment with a true hope of doing it as my primary career soon.
Fiona: If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your latest book?
Fiona: Do you recall how your interest in writing originated?
In reading, I am an avid reader (ok actually I’m a reading freak) and I believe it was a natural transition influence by my own desire to create unique stories of my own.
Fiona: Can you share a little of your current work with us?
Here is sneak peek at my piece from Touch of Love Anthology (Silver Publishing 2/11/12)
She just shrugged and smiled as Christen moved to stand in front of her, placing a hand on the counter to both sides of her slender waist. Staring in her ice blue eyes, he grinned before leaning in to press a kiss to her lips. She kissed back but did not open her mouth fully to him, teasingly running her tongue along his lower lip then pulling away. With a growl, he looped one arm about Morgan’s waist, crushing her against his body as he gripped a handful of her hair with the other. Yanking her head backward he licked and nipped at her throat aggressively before capturing her mouth in a forceful deep kiss she could not deny.
Fiona: Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing?
I like to change things up on occasion to create more challenge. Things like dabbling in a different sub Genre, or with unique characters I lack Knowledge of.
Fiona: Who is your favorite author and what is it that really strikes you about their work?
Krelsey Cole is one of my favs and her characters make me want to be able to work with that same dimension in my own.
Fiona: Who designed the covers?
I currently work with two publishers who have amazing cover artist…Silver Publishing – Reese Dante, and Rebel Ink Press – Carl Franklin
Fiona: What was the hardest part of writing your book?
Saying goodbye to my characters at the end.
Fiona: Do you have any advice for other writers?
Don’t fear rejection or challenge
Fiona: Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers?
THANK YOU! Your feedback and support are very important and respected!
Fiona: Do you have a blog/website? if so what is it? www.joiler.weebly.com