Q1. Hello, can you please introduce yourself? Readers would love to know more about you.
My name is Julian Jackson, an electrical engineer and a Savannah State University alumnus. I grew up in Miami, Fl.
Q2. What were the key challenges you faced while writing ‘Rise’ book?
Some of the key challenges I faced when writing Rise was the time management of it all. I was in school while writing it as well as working a full-time job. So, finding time to write this and getting my creativity to flow was challenging.
Q3. What books or authors have most influenced your own writing?
I’m a big manga reader so authors like Eiichiro Oda really influenced my writing style.
Q4. What’s your favorite spot to visit in your own country? And what makes it so special to you?
If I had to pick, I would say Sunny Isles Beach in Aventura, Fl. I wasn’t a big beach goer when I was younger but when I got older and left my hometown. I grew fonder of what I left behind.
Q5. Is there lots to do before you drive in and start writing a book?
Yes, there is. Organizing an idea, researching that idea, putting together an outline, securing your copyright. All are important in writing a story, keeping it fluid, and keeping it yours.
Q6. How long did it take you to write ‘Rise’ book?
It took almost 3 years to finish and, in some ways, it’s still not at its finished product.
Q7. On what all platforms readers can find ‘Rise’ book to buy?
For the time being you can find it on Amazon in hard copy only.
Q8. Tell us about the process of coming up with the book cover and the title ‘Rise’?
I actually commissioned an artist Reese Royce to do my cover based on who the characters were in the book. The title Rise just came from the characters prevailing from hardship RISE out of the ashes of their former life.
Q9. When writing a book how do you keep things fresh, for both your readers and also yourself?
I try and bounce my ideas off my brother to keep it interesting for myself because he’ll bounce ideas right back to me. It gives me another perspective
Q10. Are there any secrets from the book (that aren’t in the blurb), you can share with your readers?
Certain details from the last chapters of the book set up the sequel, however the ending will not.
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