Brooke Jones Author Bio:
Before Brooke Jones was the Best Selling author of the Amazon #1 Best Seller (in the “Short Biography/Memoir” category) “WHY ARE THERE MONKEYS? (and other questions for God)”, she was an award-winning Los Angeles and San Francisco Radio Personality, and was named “LA’s FUNNIEST LADY”. A long and tedious battle with Breast Cancer brought her radio career to an untimely end and transformed her Stand-Up Comedy career into a Sit-Down Comedy career. Ably assisted by her alter-ego, Ima Crone, Gypsy Crone Queen of Snarklandia, and her Camp Meme-A-Day Memes (some of which actually TALK), she names, blames and, with any luck shames the knuckleheads, nincompoops and nimrods who populate this glorious (and fragile) planet.
What inspires you to write?
I am "inspired" to write by a twisted combination of the several Muses who inhabit my brain, and the utter insanity of the lunatics who inhabit this planet.
Tell us about your writing process.
My works of fiction (articles, books and screenplays), and the characters who dwell within them, come to me whole, with their backstories in their pockets, and they never fail to remind me that my only job is to type fast enough to keep up with them! (lucky for them, I type 100 words per minute)
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
While working on one of my earliest screenplays, I sat at my typewriter (computers were years away), with my eyes closed, watching my lead character deliver a searing sarcastic monologue. As fast as I type, I couldn't keep up with him and I said, aloud, "will you PLEASE slow down?!" On the movie screen in my mind I saw him turn toward me, stick out his tongue and say "NO! And I don't repeat myself, so you're just gonna have to learn to type FASTER!"
Who are your favorite authors?
I rarely stay up all night reading because I tend to be too busy staying up all night WRITING. A short list of just a few of my favorite authors would include: Roland Merullo; Steven Paul Leiva; Mark Twain and Terrence Newman.
What genres do you write?
How did you choose the genre(s) you write?
I don't choose them, they choose me
What three things are on your writing desk at any given moment?
My computer, 12 notebooks and a cat
What hobbies do you have when you need a break from writing?
thinking about writing.
What formats are your books in?
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