Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.
My name is JM and I’ve been a full-time writer for about 11 years. I have 2 mostly-grown kids and I’m married to the love of my life!
When you are writing a book, which is harder? The first book in the series or the others after it?
The first book is the hardest, because you have to build the basis for your series. And if you get anything wrong, you’re stuck with it. Lol!
When writing a series how do you keep things fresh, for both your readers and also yourself?
I try to stay true to life, as much as possible. I write about disabled veterans and I try to make sure to portray the disability as realistically as possible. Even my paranormal series, I try to make the details as real and believable as possible, just to make you wonder if it COULD be true.
Writing can be an emotionally draining and stressful pursuit. Any tips for aspiring writers?
Finish the first book, then put it aside. Write your second book. Go back to your first book and see how much you’ve grown! I’m 50+ books in, and I’m still learning!
On a typical day, how much time do you spend writing?
Roughly 2-4 hours. More if I’m on a deadline.
Do you have a favorite character that you have written? If so, who? And what makes them so special.
John Palmer from Embattled Hearts (which is free everywhere). He’s in your face and doesn’t care who he pisses off. But he’s a great leader and friend.
If any of your books were to be made into a movie, who are the celebrities that would star in it? What book and who?
Manu Bennett would be John Palmer. Everyone else is up in the air. Lol!
What is your definition of success?
Being able to do what I love and have people appreciate it!
Do you have anything you want to share that didn’t fit on one of these questions?
I love Writers on the River and I’m excited to be coming back!
What are your social links?
✔My FB Like page- https://www.facebook.com/JMMadden58
✔Follow me on Twitter– @authorjmmadden
✔Sign up for my Newsletter if you haven’t already. You get 4 free books! www.jmmadden.com/newsletter
✔Follow me on Instagram- https://www.instagram.com/jm_madden_58/
✔The Lost and Found Series Discussion Group-https://www.facebook.com/groups/433871413415527
OR you can email me at email@example.com
What are your buy links? (Provide links to your Amazon/iBook’s/Koko/etc Author Home Page if you have quite a few. Also include audible links if applicable.)
And the individual links are also listed on my website- www.jmmadden.com
Want tickets to Writers on the River #2023?
They are available starting November 4th at Writersontheriver.com
$45 VIP sell out quickly – 12-1 VIP hour, 1-4 General Admission time. You get a filled VIP bag and admission to the after party is included.
$25 Early Access – 12-1 VIP house, 1-4 General Admission time. You also get a filled VIP bag but NO admission to the after party.
$10 General Admission – 1-4 General Admission time. You can purchase a bag but it is not filled with VIP swag. There is no admission to the after party included.
$35 After party – 7-11 After Party with food and cash bar. Dj with a photobooth is also included in the fun.