Today we’re talking to author Jason Meadors. An eclectic author of suspense and mystery, Jason has three books out and three more on the way. Here’s a little bit about Jason.
Married for nearly 42 years
Three kids, five grandchildren
One old dog
Court reporter, mostly in Colorado, some in Wyoming, occasionally coast to coast, in Alaska, and in South Korea.
Former soccer player
Appreciator of single-malt scotch and fine tequila
Motorcycle enthusiast, except currently without a motorcycle
Multiple articles in state and national trade journals
Titles for sale on the Internet:
Chance Encounter, a novella of suspense
Up and Down, a collection of short stories
Out of Time, a novella of mystery
Pending completed works:
Tomas, a novel of suspense
Hidden View, a literary dramatic novel
Pending, nearly complete
One for All (working title), a story of apocalypse
That’s certainly a full life, Jason! So, let’s get started, shall we?
1. Let’s start with something fun. What’s your favorite hobby?
It actually, really, is writing. Then photography, if you don’t want to count writing. But I also like to cook, travel, and work out. Social media is a bit of a curse as a hobby. (See, I’m starting out by not answering your question correctly.)
2. If you had the opportunity—who would you like to spend an afternoon with and why?
Living or anyone ever?
Currently, Barack Obama. Not because I’m a fan or not a fan, but he’s had unparalleled experience and views in current world affairs and goings-on, and I’d like to hear about them. Plus, he likes craft beer, so we could drink beer and chat.
Anyone ever, Theodore Roosevelt, just barely ahead of T.E. Lawrence. Roosevelt was just so well-traveled, had a marvelous array of experiences, and it would not only be interesting but provide a wealth of stories, I’m sure.
3. Coffee, tea, soda or something else?
Coffee, although I wouldn’t turn down the tea.
4. What are you working on right now?
Expanding my novel Tomas out to a size that an agent wants before she looks at it. (I recently blogged about my frustration with that.)
5. How would you describe your writing style?
Cooked straight up with mild seasonings, and calculated to finish off with a final surprising taste.
6. Do you have any advice for a person just beginning their writing career?
Read, hobnob with writers and others in the profession, and keep writing. Just keep writing.
I can’t offer marketing advice. I’m still trying to find my own way there.
7. Do you immerse yourself in new situations for writing ideas or do your ideas come to you through your normal, day-to-day life?
Ideas come to me out of experiences I’ve never had, mostly, and I pepper them with things I know from my own life to give the stories a dash of authenticity.
8. Where can we find you on the interwebs?
Facebook: facebook.com/Jason.meadors and facebook.com/grandpatellsstories
I have LinkedIn and Twitter, but don’t use them much.
Thank you so much, Jason, for taking the time to chat with us all. I certainly appreciate it.
So readers, look for Jason’s books on Amazon, stop by his website (lots of good stuff there including recipes), or visit him on Facebook!