Isn’t it a great feeling when you get a book and blows your socks off? I remember getting an ARC for review of today’s 3Q’s debut novel and thinking the synopsis was cool, but the cover was ultimately what pulled me in and – BOOM! Blown away!
Jonathan Edward Durham joins us for 3Q’s and I’m excited to see what he has to say!
Steve: What does your writing time look like? Do you try and write at the same time each day? Do you have a word count you attempt to hit?
Jonathan: I definitely try and write at the same time each day…for whatever reason my life just runs smoother when my schedule is predictable. I try to get in two writing sessions a day, one after I’m done with my workout and errands in the afternoon, and then another one later at night after my husband goes to sleep. So overall I try to get in 4 or 5 hours total every day, but if I’m honest, that doesn’t always happen.
Steve: Out of all your releases, do you have a favorite character you’ve written?
Jonathan: Well, seeing as “Winterset Hollow” is the only thing I’ve ever released, I suppose I’ll have to draw my answer from that, lol. I’ve been asked that question a lot, and to be honest my answer has changed a few times, and it will probably change again. But as of right now, my favorite character is Runny, the rabbit. I don’t know, I just identify with his more anxious sensibilities, and frankly, I really enjoyed writing his dialogue.
Steve: Tell me about your newest release (novel/story/poem/novella) and why someone should read it!
Jonathan: So “Jonah the Giant” should be out in 2023. It’s a dark historical fantasy set during the Great Depression and it involves a giant having to face the world at large after years of hiding. It’s a bit of an allegory for what it’s like to be different in a world that isn’t really built for you, but it’s also filled with really complex characters and a good dose of thrills as well, so I hope people will enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it.
Steve: I’ve been seeing you share bits of ‘Jonah…’ and I’m excited! Bonus Question! What is your favorite album?
Jonathan: This is a very, very hard question for me. My immediate answer is “Dark Side of the Moon” by Pink Floyd, but honestly I’m not sure that I can even say that without mentioning “The Wall,” “Wish You Were Here,” and “Animals” because they’re all so damn brilliant and all in different ways. So I’m gonna throw a curveball your way and go “Kind of Blue” by Miles Davis. Maybe the most important album ever recorded.
Awesome! Thank you good sir!
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Runny the rabbit, fab name for a character!
It was a great character!
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