iUniverse author Jayne Taylor gives us insights into Perfect Imperfect Faces, a book relating her life experience.
Please briefly describe your book . . .
My book Perfect Imperfect Faces is about a time in my life when all I could do was to survive. I went through great loss and many different changes came from that loss. I describe in detail many of the things that I have already lived through.
And can you tell us a little about yourself?
I am a single mother of 4 adult kids and recently became a grandma. I work as a client service manager in a financial office but have always loved writing. My friend encouraged me to start writing for a purpose, which is how my book came about.
Do you have any particular literary influences that have helped you develop in your genre, subject, and style?
My friend inspired me to write some of my life experiences not only as a type of resolution and closure but to share with other people and to let them know that life has challenges but we all need to face them. I love to read any type of book but I have been particularly found of biographies.
What is the one message you would like to convey to your readers?
I would like my readers to understand that fear can be overcome.
Are you working on a sequel to your book?
I do have a few ideas already jotted down in preparation for a sequel.
Are there any events, marketing ideas or promotions planned for your book?
I just went live on Amazon a few days ago and am taking the time to personally let each of my family and friends know about the book. I kept my writing to myself to avoid expectations of others so that I could meet my own goals before sharing. Once I have finished talking to my support people, I plan to blast the link on all social media sites as well as getting my book out to various book clubs that I am researching. This has been a dream come true and a whirlwind for me to process so I am still working on marketing ideas.
What was your favorite part of your publishing experience, overall and with iUniverse?
There is not one person that I have had the pleasure of working with that was not thoughtful and attentive to my publishing experience.
Finally, what advice would you give to aspiring authors?
The advice that I have for anyone who would like to write is to simply do just that, write. I regret waiting so long before I worked up the nerve or felt that my style was good enough to be received.