Interview with Joanna White, Author of Bloodless Secrets

07 Jul 2021

What can you tell us about your new release, Bloodless Secrets?

Bloodless Secrets is a supernatural romantic suspense with samurai and all sorts of history. It’s not only a sweet romance but it has some intense mystery as well and I think there’s a little bit in it for everyone. 

What or who inspired you to become an author?

Nothing direct or particular. I’ve been writing since I was ten, and it was a hobby and a passion for me. I just love doing it. When I came back from college that didn’t work out, I was trying to figure out what to do with my life and I found an ad for an online school for creative writing, and I thought… why not be an author? Now, I get to make my own hours and do what I love which not a lot of people get the chance to do, so it’s a blessing. 

What’s on your top 5 list for the best books you’ve ever read?

  1. The Bible has impacted every area of my life
  2. The Purpose Driven Life is non-fiction that inspired and changed my life
  3. Jesus Calling is a devotional that God has used to encourage and uplift me
  4. Samurai Warrior is a history book that influenced a lot of my writing
  5. Hunter, my own book. Not to toot my own horn, but it started me down my writing career, so it has to be up here. 

Say you’re the host of a literary talk show. Who would be your first guest? What would you want to ask?

George Lucas hands down. I would love to ask him about all his world and race building. How did he create such a profound galaxy that inspired me so much? Where does he get his inspiration and where do his ideas come from? 

What’s your favorite thing about writing?

That I can create books that I want to read. I can make the plot or characters whatever I want and make it as exciting or as romantic as I want. Literally, whatever I want to read, I can just write it, and then read and enjoy it. 

What is a typical day like for you?

I spend a lot of time helping my family around the house. I take care of my dogs—I’m such a dog mom. I wake in the afternoon because my husband and I have a night schedule. At 7 pm, I start writing my stories or writing articles online, sometimes freelance editing. I also do my marketing at this time too, until my husband comes home from work at 11:30 pm. Then, we eat supper and spend about an hour together before we split back off. I’ll write or work some more, or maybe play some video games, and then we head to bed around 5 am. 

What scene from Bloodless Secrets was your favorite to write?

Definitely the flashback with Keisuke in the 1860s where you find out about his past. It was so much fun to get to visit the Shinsengumi again, because I love their story and what they actually went through, so to get to write out that entire scene was the most exciting thing for me. 

Do you have a motto, quote, or philosophy you live by?

Not any one thing in particular, but I live by the Bible. I pray to God and try to let Him guide my decisions and my life because He knows best and He will make me truly happy.  

Joanna White is the author of the new book Bloodless Secrets (The Mystics Book 1)

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