If you couldn't tell from my Crossroads review I am having somewhat of a
love affair with the book and well I full out look forward to more J.J. in the future!
Meet J.J. Bonds
J.J. Bonds is an independent author who writes Young Adult Paranormal Romance & Urban Fantasy. She is the author of the Amazon best selling Crossroads Academy series. J.J. lives in Carlisle, Pennsylvania where her obsession with all things paranormal keeps life interesting. She lives with her husband, daughter, and two rambunctious dogs. Loves Buffy, Mexican food, and zombies. Sings off key.
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**NOTE: Crossroads is currently FREE on Amazon!!! Don't dely go get your copy!!
Hi, Tiffany! *waves excitedly from central PA* Thank you so much for featuring me at
Escaping… One Book at a Time! I’m so excited to be part of Indie Girl March and for the opportunity to chat with other book lovers!
Crossroads was such an addictive read when did the idea come to you?
Believe it or not, the inspiration for Crossroads struck while I was working on my MBA back in
2010. There I was sitting in Finance and all I could think about was vampires. I’ve always loved
paranormal fiction, but at that point, I hadn’t thought seriously about writing in years. I had
no idea what was going on in the publishing industry with the growth of e-readers and self-
publishing. I just knew that I was working all day and spending my evenings in some really
boring classes. So while everyone else was figuring out the future value of a dollar, I was writing
character profiles and plotting Crossroads. I haven’t looked back since!
If you dumped your purse what would you find in there every time?
Lip gloss. I’m not really big on makeup, but I swear that stuff is addictive. I never leave home
without it and have tubes stashed everywhere. Car, desk, purse, junk drawer. I blame Bonne Bell
for starting me down this path at an impressionable young age. (And, yes, I am aware that I may
be in need of a 12 step program.)
Don't worry I need a 12 step for Bath & Body Works products! They are everywhere!!
The one thing that you just could not write without?
I couldn’t write ‘Chapter One’ without an outline. There are pantsers and there are plotters.
Me? I am a plotter extraordinaire! While I have a ton of respect for the pantsers, I have no
idea who they do it. I can’t start writing without a detailed outline. It allows me to get to know
my characters and keeps me focused, ensuring the story doesn’t wander. Besides, I have an
insatiable curiosity and couldn’t stand not knowing the ending!
One thing about you that may surprise your readers.
You might say I’m addicted to being busy. In addition to writing, I have a full time job as a
buyer and also put my marketing skills to use as a Publicist for Entangled Publishing. I love the
publishing industry and relish the opportunity to work with and promote other authors!
Have you considered writing something other than Vampires?
Definitely. I love the characters in Crossroads and the series will always have a special place in
my heart (read: I’m having trouble letting go), but there are other stories fighting to get out. I’m
currently working on an adult romance in addition to the third and final book of the Crossroads
Academy series. The biggest challenge is finding enough time to write everything that’s kicking
around in my head. If only I could get more hours in a day….
One place you would love to visit and why.
I don’t have one specific place that I’d like to visit, but touring Europe is on my bucket list.
There’s so much history and romance that I can’t possibly leave this world without experiencing
it personally. Although, with my luck it’ll probably turn out like National Lampoon’s European
Vacation since I’m only fluent in English and Spanglish and, much like Katia, have zero sense of
Most exciting moment you have had as an author so far :D
Oh, man. This is so embarrassing, which means it’s a really great question. For me, it was getting
a message on Facebook from Imogen Rose, author of The Bonfire Chronicles. She’d read and
enjoyed Crossroads and actually featured it as a Kindle Kisses giveaway. It was so unexpected
that I was completely floored. I’m a big fan of her books and I *might* have had a fan-girl
moment. (Yes, despite the fact that I work with best-selling authors everyday and am supposed
to take such things in stride.) It was so completely humbling to have such an amazing author
sharing my work with her fans.
Thank you so much J.J. for a fun and interesting interview!!
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