Posted on 01/25/2022 at 10:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek
Today we're interviewing author JM Davis, who writes in the coming-of-age, comedy, memoir, and heist genres.
Davis's debut novel — Bad English the III — has had a longer, complicated journey than his main character, DJ's.
It was first conceived as a screenplay, so he drove cross-country to California and set up a production company.
Thirty years later, Davis self-published his debut novel, with two more in the series to follow.
SADYE: How did you come to see yourself as a writer, and what inspired you to seek publication?
JM: I had this story kicking around in different forms (screenplays, novels) for thirty years.
SADYE: Tell us something about your writing process that’s unusual or that you haven’t revealed before.
JM: I received a sit down/stand up desk for Christmas as I like to stand and write as much as sitting down.
SADYE: What have been the most surprising, rewarding, and challenging parts of your writing career?
JM: Watching how far the story has come over the years as well as finally getting it done and published.
SADYE: What has been the most touching or memorable piece of reader feedback you’ve received?
JM: I have had some lovely feedback, all from women, surprisingly, as I was not sure how female readers would react to some parts of the story, meaning it might be more universal that I had anticipated.
SADYE: What message or theme would you like readers to take away from your work?
JM: Be yourself, do the right thing, be honest, face grief head-on, keep your head up.
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