Posted on July 22, 2020 at 8:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek
Today we’re interviewing YA fantasy/adult fantasy fiction author J.M. Buckler.
She is the award-winning author of Seeker of Time, Stillness of Time, and Passage of Time, young adult fantasy-fiction books that have received praise from the likes of Kirkus Reviews and that have been best-selling young adult books on Amazon.
Game-changers in the young adult marketplace, Buckler’s novels combine electric storytelling with deep spiritual lessons and meaningful takeaway on how to cope with life’s hardships — addressing everything from betrayal and heartbreak, to violence and death.
SADYE: How did you come to see yourself as a writer, and what inspired you to seek publication?
J.M.: I wanted to give readers more than just an escape from reality. I wanted to give them powerful lessons they could apply to their own lives.
SADYE: Tell us something about your writing process that’s unusual or that you haven’t revealed before.
J.M.: I didn’t outline my first series. I just sat down and wrote the story. I wrote my first book in three weeks, my second in four weeks, and my third in thirteen days.
SADYE: What have been the most surprising, rewarding, and challenging parts of your writing career?
J.M.: The most surprising part of my writing career was discovering how much time an author should spend marketing their book.
The most rewarding part is hearing readers praise my books.
The most challenging part is letting go of self-doubt.
SADYE: Which period of history would you most like to travel back to and which historical figure would you most like to meet?
J.M.: I would want to travel back in time and hang out with Abraham Lincoln because he was a man of honor and integrity.
I would love to pick his brain and absorb his wisdom.
SADYE: What has been the most touching or memorable piece of reader feedback you’ve received?
J.M.: A reader told me that my books changed her life. She appreciated the powerful and meaningful messages that I wove into the story.
SADYE: What message or theme would you like readers to take away from your work?
J.M.: Forgiveness is the greatest gift you can give yourself.
SADYE: What advice, as relates to your writing career, would you give your younger self?
J.M.: Easy. It’s not a sprint. It’s a marathon.
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