Interview with T.J. Jones, author of Slater’s Tempest
25 Nov 2019
What can you tell us about your new release, Slater’s Tempest?
“Slater’s Tempest” finds Slater and Maggie in the Florida Keys, investigating the apparent death of a young heiress during Hurricane Irma in 2017. The question becomes, did she really die, or could she still be alive? I mixed fiction and fact, and included a couple of local hangouts.
What books are currently on your nightstand?
When I’m not writing myself, my reading lately has been limited to the news, depressing as that is. I do read snippets of mystery/romance, mostly previews of other author’s work in my genre.
What advice would you give your teenage self?
From a young age, I wanted to write, and now it’s a bucket-list thing. No matter what your age, you have to write. Bad writing is better than no writing, and it leads to better things and new ideas.
If you had an extra hour each day, how would you spend it?
When a story grabs me, I could easily write twenty-five hours a day.
What makes your world go round? Why does it bring you joy?
There is nothing better than being 70,000 words into a book, and discovering (because you don’t outline) that something you wrote in the first chapter ties in perfectly with the twentieth.
What scene in Slater’s Tempest was your favorite to write?
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