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Do you think that the cover plays an important part in the buying process? Yes it does. I remember when I used to run into a bookstore and choose books based on the author or the title, etc. I seldom looked at the front to be honest, I’d just pick it up and flip it over to read the back. Nowadays covers have a lot to do with how you stand out in the sea of books available to readers. What do you think of “trailers” for books? I endorse them wholeheartedly. They are a way for readers to get a quick feel of what they can expect from the story. Do you have a trailer or do you intend to create one for your own book/s? I would always have book trailers for my books. I’ve done a local trailer for The Wardens series and one for Secrets (before it was renamed) as well. I intend to have others for all my releases.

What advice would you give to aspiring writers? Writing is something that has to come from inside us. It’s not just about throwing words together and hoping they stick, but really getting the story we want to tell out. It can be tough, especially when you decide to publish your work, however, if you love and enjoy it, giving up will not be an option. In summary, it’s a beautiful thing to share your words with others and I wish you all every success with your careers. Is there anything else you would like to add that I haven’t included? My creative non-fiction piece Diary of a Punching Bag will be featured in the upcoming Senseisha: Memoirs of a Caribbean Woman anthology. I’m now an award-winning

author as I recently won two NIFCA (National Independence Festival of Creative Arts) awards for my short story entry The Wardens Prequel: Erin’s Origins and, a selection from The Wardens series Episode 1: Skins (This is my first time entering this literary competition). The Wardens season 2 which will consist of five new episodes, will be released in early 2015. More exciting news about this series and my other books in the coming months. How can readers discover more about you and you work? Blog: jackiejonesblogs.com Facebook: facebook.com/jackiejoneswrites Twitter: twitter.com/jackiejoneslive Instagram: @jackiejonesgram

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ALIAS Magazine Issue 06  

A Caribbean pop-culture magazine catering to those with a taste for Anime, Gaming, Cosplay and Art/Manga.

ALIAS Magazine Issue 06  

A Caribbean pop-culture magazine catering to those with a taste for Anime, Gaming, Cosplay and Art/Manga.

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