Jayme Beddingfield has been crafting stories since her third-grade assignment to write her own fairy tale. She prefers to work from the sofa with her dogs by her feet. Originally from Northern New Jersey, she now lives in Seattle, the city of her dreams. She lives with her husband, two children, and a slew of adopted pets. She is author of urban fantasy novel ‘The Highly Capable’ is host and creator of Too Many Words, a comedy podcast.
What inspires you to write?
The emotional effect Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson is what originally brought me into the world of literature, and I’ve never left. Really, anything can be an inspiration; there is just not always knowing what it will be. A song, an experience, or another story can spark the beginnings or something or the answer to a long sought question.
Tell us about your writing process.
For me, it varies based on the story am I writing. Right now I am working on three different books, and they all require different methods. Listening to your gut is the best method.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
Oh, yes absolutely. Every one of the characters became close to me and I can’t get through a story without them, without knowing how they are going to react and what they will say.
I keep hand written journals for my characters. Sometimes I will ask them a question, and usually I’ll get the attention.
Who are your favorite authors?
I’ve stayed up reading so many books, but most recently Monochrome by H.M. Jones kept me up because I had to keep reading.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I have multiple projects, and the type of project really dictates the best route. Any way it’s done, it absolutely takes a village.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I think the future of publishing will continue to grow and change as technology develops. It’s really cool.
What genres do you write?
Fantasy, Dystopian, Contemporary.
What formats are your books in?