Interview with Jack Croxall - By Aoife Marie Sheridan 

Question: What have you published recently?

My YA Victorian fantasy, Tethers.

Question: How, and when, did you decide to become a writer?

I got my first taste of writing for an audience whilst at studying Environmental Science at Nottingham University. I wrote a few articles for student publications and websites, which was great fun and an immensely educational experience. I suppose I was immediately bitten by the writing bug and, as soon as I left Nottingham, I signed up to study Science Communication at postgraduate level to better my writing and journalism skills. Unfortunately, however, a term into the course I was struck down with glandular fever and suddenly left with a lot of free time on my hands whilst I recovered. I had always felt I had a novel in me so, when I could, I sat down with the laptop and Tethers was the result!

Question: Where can we find your published writing?

Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/WRf4vI

Amazon US: http://amzn.to/12ozq7Q

And there’s also some stuff at www.jackcroxall.co.uk

Question: What is a typical day like for you as a writer?

I try and treat it like any normal job really; working with little breaks to chat to other bookish-types via twitter, facebook etc (an important aspect of marketing your books), and to walk my puppy-dog, Archie of course!

Question: What are your favorite characters that you have created? Tell us about them.

I love the protagonists in Tethers: Karl and Esther! I had immense fun writing their dialogue because they’re not afraid to tell each other what they think, and together they make better decisions (if still slightly rash) than they do alone. Esther is very good at coming out with a quick quip, and I thoroughly enjoyed writing her insults and teases because it gave me a chance to play with some of the gorgeous Victorian language I had discovered during my research.

Question: do you find you “mentally edit” other writers’ works as you read them? Does doing this help you or bother you?

Not really, I find it very easy to lose myself in stories!

Question: What music do you listen to, while writing?

I’ve actually put together a playlist of songs I listened to whilst writing the book. You can check it out here: http://bit.ly/Zr6l9U

 

Question: What do you eat while writing?

Dark chocolate, I just can’t get enough of the stuff!

 

Five for Fun:

What is your favourite non-alcoholic drink? 

I’d have to say yummy orange juice!

What is your favourite cartoon character?

Fox from The Animals of Farthing Wood – he’s incredibly brave and a true leader.

What is your favourite movie of all time?

Jurassic Park, I still get shivers down my spine when I hear that music ...

What do you like to do for fun or just to relax?

Reading, anything outside and I also play the guitar too!

Question: Where can we find you on the web?

Website: www.jackcroxall.co.uk

Goodreads: http://bit.ly/11UOYPf

Twitter: @JackCroxall

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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