Featured on Awesomegang
Yesterday, I was a featured author on Awesomegang, which highlights authors and their work. Here is the interview:
Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I am an author and a singer/songwriter. I have written several books. So far, I have had three published. They are the first three books in the Renegade Series.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
A Rebel Among Us. I was inspired to write it after I visited the Gettysburg battlefield.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I like to listen to Civil War music when I write to help put me in the mood and mindset of Victorian America.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
Gone With the Wind, Cold Mountain, Widow of the South
What are you working on now?
A nonfiction book about Confederate warhorses.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
My own website, http://jdrhawkins.com, and various social media sites, as well as my publisher’s website, http://foundationsbooks.net/library.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Keep writing and never give up. Write what’s important to you.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Don’t get discouraged by reject letters. Use them to wallpaper your bathroom.
What are you reading now?
The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
What’s next for you as a writer?
My nonfiction book will be out next year, and I will be publishing the fourth book in the Renegade Series.
If you were going to be stranded on a desert island and allowed to take 3 or 4 books with you what books would you bring?
The Holy Bible, Gone With the Wind, The Yearling, and Old Yeller.