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But doing it the old fashioned way – you know, with paper and ink – can be a torturous, time-consuming process with no promise of success.
And so, modern, resourceful young twenty-something that she is, J.C. chose the do-it-yourself route. She wrote her first book, The Unofficial Zack Warren Fan Club in 2011 and published it in November as an ebook available via Amazon.com’s Kindle and Barnes & Noble’s Nook.
That apparently was a pretty good experience, and within three months, she wrote and published a second book, The Council, A Witch’s Memory. Book number three – Chasing McCree – arrived just 60 days later. And her fourth, the short story The McCree’s Star Spangled 4th – was in e-readers on July 5.
J.C. ISABELLA audio excerpt: “I was teased a lot in high school but I haven’t used anything that specifically happened to me yet in a book… Writing about high school–there’s so much you can do with that. I like to write about first things that happen to you.”
You can LISTEN to this interview with young adult romance novelist J.C. ISABELLA, author of CHASING McCREE and THE UNOFFICIAL ZACK WARREN FAN CLUB by clicking the audio player above!
The great thing about J.C.’s books is that the barrier to entry – the cost – is very low, just 99 cents per title.
How does an author make money at that price? Well, J.C., who lives in Clearwater, Florida, has found a way – as a matter of fact she quit her job earlier this year to be a full-time author. I think you’ll enjoy her story.
By the way, if you read a lot of young adult fiction, there are many more interviews like this one at MrMedia.com, including my conversations with Sara Zarr, James Dashner, Lisa McMann and Heather Brewer.
Footnote: No trees were harmed in the making of J.C. Isabella’s books – or this interview.
J.C. Isabella Website • Facebook • Twitter • Order Chasing McCree from Amazon.com Kindle Shop for just 99 cents •
Bob Andelman is the host and producer of Mr. Media® Interviews. He is also the author or co-author of 16 books, including Fans Not Customers with Vernon W. Hill, founder of Commerce Bank and Metro Bank UK, Mind Over Business with Ken Baum, The Consulate with Thomas R. Stutler, The Profiler with Pat Brown, Built From Scratch with the founders of The Home Depot, The Profit Zone with Adrian Slywotzky, Mean Business with Albert J. Dunlap, and Will Eisner: A Spirited Life. Click here to see Bob Andelman’s Amazon Central author page. He is a member in good standing of the American Society of Journalists and Authors (member page).