Interview with Jaq C Reed
- Tell us a little bit about yourself.
I love to travel, hopefully I will be able to do a bit more of it in the future. I am endlessly fascinated by the night sky- my kids love that part of me- because I feel no ways about shaking them awake to witness a meteor shower. I really believe that we should never lose our childlike sense of wonder at the world. I like to reimagine different ways of doing things, sometimes this works, sometimes it doesn’t. I am a terrible cook and a coffee addict. I also love Pinterest, but my attempts at being a crafty person usually end up on those joke sites about “How it looks on Pinterest vs. How mine turned out.” So now I just look.
- Who are your favorite authors?
Margaret Atwood, Tanith Lee, Daphne Du Maurier
- Tell us a bit about your book.
The Ungoverned is a tale of the human spirit. It’s a story of politics and repression and the length that people will go to in order to be free, even if freedom means losing the “security” that the current system provides. It’s also an environmental story. It considers what the after effects of industrialization, climate change, and what may happen as we use genetic modifications more freely and widespread.
- If you could travel back in time to any place and period in the past where and when would you go?
Probably to my early twenties to tell my younger self some secrets and give some sage advice.
- What attracts you to writing in your genre?
The possibilities. The future is an open field. What we plant today will grow into tomorrow. We can see the seeds that are planted now but the actual outcome is hazy and unformed. I like to play with those possibilities.
- Do you delve into any different genres?
I will eventually, I have a book burning in me that is outside of this niche and in the Romance category. It will come out in time.
- Are you planning to participate in any anthologies?
Not at this moment in time, but I wouldn’t turn down the opportunity.
- What do you like to do to relax?
Give me a book of course! No background noise and some quiet space.
- What are you currently working on?
The sequal to “The Ungoverned” and another Cli-Fi that will be a standalone.
- How can readers connect with you?
Visit me at Jaqreed.com, you can sign up for my newsletter and stay on top of everything, or find me on facebook.