1. What were you in your life before you became a writer? Did this influence your writing?
If I look back, I was always a writer. When I was in high school, I was writing short stories for my friends to read, but to be honest, that was the extent of my interest in language. I was a math and science girl with an overactive imagination. Eventually I got a degree in finance/accounting and I became a military wife. I moved back and forth across the country many times, I learned English (my first language is French), I raised three kids, and I experienced—and survived—many memorable adventures.
After my kids left the nest, I faced a major health crisis. Writing became an escape from the surgeries I had to undergo, but then it took a life of its own. I couldn’t stop writing, and eventually I got published. I guess I draw inspiration from all the adventures and misadventures in my l
2. Are you genre specific or general? Why? I don't mean genres like romance, mystery, fantasy etc. There are many subgenres of the above.
At the beginning, I was writing a blend of contemporary romance, mystery & suspense, but with my next series “Unraveling the Past”, I’m also stepping into the past and adding paranormal elements to my usual blend. I’ll know in a few months if it’s working for me, so Stay Tune.
3. Did your reading choices have anything to do with your choice of a genre or genres?
Not really. For the longest time, I was a science-fiction reader. The first ever short-story I wrote (back when I was a teenager) was a science-fiction story. Now I read many different genres in many different time periods. If a story grabs me, I’ll read it to the last page.
4. What's your latest release?
My latest novel is Voted Out. It came out in Fall 2017. Ever wonder what happen behind the scene when you go vote in an election office? Voted Out will transport you in a world of secret affairs, blackmail, revenge, romance, extortion...and murder.
5. What are you working on now?
I just finished “Unwanted” (Duty Bound #4) and I’m currently doing edits. It should be released in Fall 2018. “Unwanted” takes place in a nursing home where a doctor must decipher the secrets locked in a ravaged mind before more elderly residents—and the woman he loves—succumb to strange accidents.
I also started the first book of my Unraveling the Past Series. “Misguided Honor” takes place in 1941 in
and is based on an oral legend I
heard when I lived there. I’ve never written an historical or a ghost story
before, so this is fun. Nova Scotia
6. Where can we find you?
Twitter -> @JSMarloAuthor
Email -> JSMarlo@shaw.ca