Please welcome 4WILLS PUBLISHING‘s

CHOICES BLOG TOUR and J.L. MacFadden today.

This amazingly talented author is on a month-long blog tour organized by the AWESOME team at 4WillsPublishing. Check the complete list of tour stops here because you don’t want to miss any!! They are that good. 😀

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What inspires you to write? Is there a person or something else that drives you to write?

Well, different things or people will do something in front of me and a story will start unfolding in my head. I really never know when it is going to happen, but it is always out of the blue. However, the last idea that has sprung up was due to the fact that I am going to be a dad.

Tell us about your work area. Do you have a place that is sectioned off and only for your writing like a little office or cave of some sort?

Actually, in the spring, summer, and even the fall I move all my writing out onto my enclosed balcony. It reminds me of the camp I used to go to as a kid –  outside my window is a small wooded area – and you cannot even tell I live in the middle of a European city when looking out the balconies window. In the winter, I move into the warmer area of the apartment, but miss my balcony time a lot. My chinchilla likes to spend time on my shoulder as I write; I have no idea, but inside the apartment he doesn’t spend so much time with me and my works.

Do you plot out your stories before writing them down?

The story unfolds for me and I spend no time on the plot. Sometimes I will need to do some research if it is something in the past or some technical field I am not up to par on, but other than that the story is like a movie in my head and I just write it down as I see it.

Do your characters ever takeover and steer you into an unplanned direction?

Adela did, because the first book in the series was really more about Gala and John, but her character shined so much I had to write the prequel to the trilogy about her, which in turn, made Choices more about the wicked love triangle that steamed up.

What are some things you need to be able to write?

I need to be left alone by people or it can stop my flow. Usually, I am listening to music or a video on one screen and writing my book on another monitor.  I good cup of coffee or something like it.

What is the hardest part of being a writer?

Wondering what book I should write. I have a waiting list of books in my head, but I can only write so fast.  There are times I wonder if I should rewrite a part just due to thinking there is a better way of writing it down. The same scene can be written a million ways, but what way will portray it as you want?

Do you prefer working under a deadline?

I wouldn’t have it any other way, because I work better under pressure.

Is there going to be any additions to your trilogy?

There is actually three more in the planning: One of them will be a look into  Adela’s Lost Guardian, the continuation from Choices, and one that is really a spin off that could stand alone; it will show how the Order of Hunters got started, so the vampires will all be written as evil beings.

What is something you strive to do in your writing?

To write stories that people identify with. I also hope to take some people down a road that they had never thought of before.




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Author Bio

J.L McFadden was born in  Pennsylvania and spent his life bouncing around the States until beginning to travel the world. Starting out he was a well-known musician in upstate New York that had a heavy playing schedule. Later he went back to his home state to work in the Lumber mills of the mountains. In California working in sales, management and even directed a small moving company until deciding to see the world. His travels around the world have allotted him to not only join an International Aikikai Aikido Federation, but have trained with Sanseis from Belgium, Ukraine, Russia and other European countries. He accounts his journeys and meeting of new people to his broad character types in his books.


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Book Blurb:

While still doubled over, picking up a book, Adela stated with a sultry voice, “One of these days, I am going to make you deliver on all of those promised ideas, running through your head when you watch me.” She had a playful sound to her voice with her smile, telling that fulfilling his dreams was not out of the question.








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27 thoughts on “CHOICES BLOG TOUR

  1. Thank you, I can’t wait until the end of September. I have a few go to songs, but each book has their own songs that come to me. I always set up a playlist on Youtube.

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  2. I am enjoying reading your tour stops, Jamie, and this is another great interview. I write on the fly too, and rarely sit down and plot. I have a set of soundtracks I listen to as I write. Congratulations on being a father-to-be. Very best wishes with everything 🙂
    Liz, thanks for hosting Jamie today, it’s great to stop by 🙂

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  3. To become author is not so easy. Some people have big potential but don’t have time or desire. Another have huge desire but don’t have a talent. I believe that J.L. has both. He just was born for it and in the same time made a huge work to achieve what he achieved.
    So my congratulations! Keep it up!

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  4. One of the hardest things for me is the time difference; I am across the pond from most of you and even have a pretty large gap in time from the Europeans. As an artist we must sacrifice for our art. I think authors need to look at themselves as network marketers – and we need to find those who write in the same area to help each other get a step up.

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  5. Ah, not show boating, but this is one of three tours I have booked for this book. Last tour, will end June 16th. Books take a lot of promotion time if you are a newer author. Honestly, I wanted to do more, but news of the up coming bundle of joy has made me scale back… Sad reality is that we need to remove ourselves from our writing to promote our books;having said that, the support of the other authors that work with 4 Will has made this tour a lot easier. Seeing my readers and friends joining in has also been a huge bump in my energy.

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  6. Thank YOU, Joy for visiting and supporting Jamie today.
    As far as blog tours go, I have booked only one and it was a two-week tour with 4WillsPublishing. I had the best time and although it was hard coming up with 14 posts I enjoyed writing them. HOWEVR, I must confess that when I saw Jamie was embarking on a 30-day tour my first thought was, “Wow! He’s brave! It must be exhausting!”
    Talk to you soon, Joy!

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  7. Thanks, Matt… Where is my super energy drink at? I can’t wait till your company is here. Matt, I always enjoy our talks and I also wish you success.

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  8. We all have our own thing, and isn’t what makes our world beautiful and difficult at the same time? Two authors that would not be able to be productive under the same roof. I cannot deal with much human contact while I am writing, I get knocked out of the zone easy. Lenka has finally learned the right balance, so as not to disturb my process. For me the music cuts through the noise in my head; without it, I have seriously like six or more things spinning around my head.

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  9. I recognize a lot about that writing pattern; but there’s one major difference for me: I can’t do anything that requires concentration and listen to music at the same time. Lots of people have told me they can’t concentrate unless they have music on in the background; but for me it’s the other way round. I need silence to go where my story is in my head. If there’s music on there I’ll listen to that along with all the other sounds made within that six-sense mental space; but never otherwise…

    Thank you both for an honest and thoughtful interview, and good luck with all your endeavors. 🙂

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  10. The story needs to continue! Thank you for that! Once you fell in love with the story, with the characters and the whole world created by wonderful author, you never want it to be ended. We are looking forward to your future work and enjoying the manifested masterpieces! Thank you for being truly inspired and inspirational! God bless you J.L.!

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  11. Your writing style is a bit different. You write amazing multiple POVs in each book. Hunters was a great book and it was interesting to see how you flip from POV to POV.

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  12. Great interview. I am really looking forward to reading choices. My writing style is similar to yours as in I see it as a movie in my head also. Well done on finishing your book. 🙂

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  13. Thank you. I am kind of surprised anyone remembers me from KC; I was only at KC for one full year. It was one of my favorite of the 5 highschools I went to.

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  14. Jamie Lee, I am was shocked to see a fellow classmate with a post from a different website about you. I remember in school you always writing short stories, but then you were gone and know one see you again. So you ended up really far from Karns City. I am happy to see you doing well and have already ordered your books to read.

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