Jason King is visiting today. Welcome.
Jason when did you first know you wanted to be an author?
When I was 8. For some 3rd grade â€œwhat do you want to be when you grow upâ€ assignment we were to draw what we wanted to be. So I drew myself sitting at a desk in a locked room with kids banging on the door. Ha ha. It may have been more prophecy than daydreaming.
LOL. What makes you passionate about writing?Â
Itâ€™s in my blood. I just have to do it. I canâ€™t not do it. Itâ€™s weird.
I know what you mean. What was the pathway like for you to get your first book published?
A lot like dating. Rejection after rejection, until I got someone to say â€œyes.â€ Ha ha.
Were you ever discouraged along the way? If so, how did you deal with it?
Definitely had those times where Iâ€™d ask myself â€œwhat am I doing?â€ or â€œam I just wasting my time?â€ Especially after receiving rejection letters. But I just tried to improve my writing and kept after it.
What books have most influenced your life?
The Book of Mormon for nonfiction, and as for novels; Brandon Sandersonâ€™s Mistborn, Robert Jordanâ€™s Wheel of Time series, and Terry Goodkindâ€™s Wizards First Rule.