Writers on Wednesday: Juliet M. Sampson
Welcome to another Writers on Wednesday post. This week, I am chatting with the very lovely Juliet M. Sampson, author of Bon Voyage ...
Tell me a bit about yourself …
I love life and try to embrace every day and make the most of living. I love the simple things like coffee with friends, spending time with my family, caring for sunflowers, walks on the beach, dancing and movies just to name a few. I love being a writer and also travelling to new places.
Tell us about your most recently published book?
My most recently published book is Bon Voyage! It was released in November 2013 nearly a year ago. As I have travelled to many countries around the world, I was inspired to write Bon Voyage! The story is about a young woman who is travelling for the first time around Europe on a coach tour. The themes in Bon Voyage! are adventure, mystery and romance.
Tell us about the first time you were published?
Behind the Mask was my first book. It is a woman’s survival story and was written with a specific purpose. When I received my advance copy of Behind the Mask I was so excited. I loved the cover and could not stop flipping through the pages. It was a dream come true.
As writer, what has been your proudest achievement so far?
At the age of 33, I am proud to say I have already published two novels and I am getting close to completing the third one. I feel it is also a great achievement knowing that people in other countries such as India, Cambodia and Malta just to name a few, have read my novels and enjoyed them.
What books or writing projects are you currently working on, if anything?
I always have many writing projects that I am working on. Currently I am working on my third novel that is in the editing stages. I am also working on two picture books, a junior novel and an inspiration book. I love to keep busy.
Which do you prefer? eBooks or Paper Books? Why?
I prefer Paper Books as my other profession is a teacher. I love to hold a book and read it to the students. For me, there is nothing more special than sitting next to a child and hearing them read and turning the pages of a book. I also have fond memories from my childhood of my mother reading to me and taking me to storytime at the library. I also love picture books.
Indie Publishing, or Traditional Publishing?
Aside from your own books, of course, what is one book that you feel everybody should read?
This is a very hard question as different books suit different people. Books are written for different reasons for example to escape, to entertain or to inform just to name a few. As I have get older I prefer books that have messages that share life lessons.
The Four Agreements was a book recommended to me. I found it very interesting as there are four agreements being Be Impeccable with Your Word, Don’t Take Anything Personally, Don’t Make Assumptions and Always Do Your Best. I have now recommended it to a friend and she really likes it to the point that she carries it around with her in her bag.
What I am saying is we don’t always have to read a fantasy story. I do like using my imagination but I feel there also is a strong need for books that give guidance.
Finally … is there anything you would like to say to your readers in Adelaide, Australia?
To all my readers I just want to say a BIG thank you for taking the time to read and review my books. Also for being supportive of me being a new author and for giving me a chance to share with you what I love doing. Happy reading.
Thank you so much Kathryn for giving me this opportunity. I really appreciate it.
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