The Spy Who Kissed Me by Pauline Baird Jones an interview

Saturday, June 14th, 2014

Pauline, when did you first know you wanted to be an author?

That knowledge is lost in the mists of my brain. I expect it will bubble up closer to the end of my life, rather like the kegs in HALLELUJAH TRAIL (does that totally date me?). I began to seriously pursue writing in the last part of the 80’s. Gulp. I launched my writing “career” with some bad essays, then moved into scriptwriting. That went better than the essays. I had a play produced. Realized it was not an economic path and moved into fiction and non-fiction. My first sale was a children’s story. My second sale was kid’s non-fiction. Tried my hand at women’s short fiction. Then the First Gulf War started, I was watching it and (more…)