Guest Author Interview: January Bain by Cassiel Knight
Posted by SeeJanePublish
My apologies for the late posting of our guest author interview. Long story, not terribly exciting and my fault. However, I’m happy to introduce January Bain, a fellow Champagne Book Group author. Please join me in welcoming her to See Jane Publish.
Tell us about your publishing journey.
“Don’t throw stones please!” but it went rather smoothly. I applied to three publishing houses and two positively responded with Champagne Books answering first, so, being a big believer in things happening for a reason, I went with them. And thank goodness they got back to me first! Been a very rewarding experience working with J. Ellen Smith and my fabulous editor, Judy Giffith Gill. And now my first novel, Forever Man was released July 1, 2012.
What’s the funniest thing to happen to you along your road to publication and what was the most exciting?
Well, the most exciting one is easy, just getting the nerve up to apply got my adrenaline racing! It takes some courage to ask someone else to judge your work. So fellow authors are my unsung heroes.
Something funny, nothing comes to mind… Sometimes I think I’m just too serious for my own good though I do love to laugh. It does the heart so much good!
What has been the most challenging thing related to publishing you’ve had to deal with on your journey?
Yes, having to do so much promoting!!! Who knew, you write the book, you polish the book and you promote the heck out of it. Of course, that’s not just me but all the authors I know take this responsibility seriously. But I will say I’ve learned a lot along the way and I have made new friends which tickles me to no end! Thanks to all my fellow friendly authors out there and you know who you are…
Ah, I have so many. Though it was Stephen King that really got me hooked. I’m always reading a number of books at a time. Some for fun, some for research and some for learning! And I still love the classics as my reads at Goodreads will attest.
What’s coming up next for you?
Lots and lots!!! My first book, Forever Man (paranormal romance), is the first book of a long series of which I have currently finished four, with one on the way (Forever Angel). (Yeah, I do feel pregnant at times!) Forever Woman is due out in October and Forever Clan in January. I’ve also finished, The Time Key, a time travel romance, and working on PLANET, an Armageddon hard sci-fi, Freedom Falls, a zombie story set in a small town, and the fifth in the Forever Series, Forever Love. Whew!!!
I love to write so I consider myself very fortunate that someone wants to publish my work. I also love to blog and talk about the journey of writing. The two seem to be going hand-in-hand these days.
Thanks and have a great day everyone!
January Bain hails from Manitoba, Canada. Married to the love of her life, her husband Don, she has combined her love of romance with her interest in the paranormal and vampires to produce the FOREVER SERIES of books. She teaches English and Computer courses during the day, and writes at night. She hopes to touch your heart with this third book in the series, Forever Clan and would very much enjoy hearing from her readers. www.januarybain.ca