Hello Readers and Writers!
Today we would like to introduce you to an author whose books cover wide topics such as religion, spiritually, and politics. Never one to shy away from tough topics, his books often confront racism and infidelity with the intention of enlightening and educating his readers.
Introducing J.C Maine!
When did you start writing as a career?
I started writing in the beginning of 2018. I wrote a nonfiction book called The Christian Role Model. The book is currently not for sale, but you can find sections of it on my blog page A Better Tomorrow (http://abettertomorrowforever.com).
What's your current work in progress?
It’s a supernatural story that takes place in the beginning of 2019. I don’t want to give a lot away, but it should make for an exciting read once I have it completed.
Tell us about your new release, Days of Revelation.
Days of Revelation is about a man named David Christian that is having reoccurring nightmares about the assassination of Paul Solomon, the mayor of his city. He eventually finds out that his nightmare is a prophecy, and he tried his best to save Paul from the would-be assassin.
This book is written with COVID mentioned. Why did you decide to include the pandemic in your story?
Covid-19, and a lot of the events that took place in 2020, are the main inspiration for the book. That’s why I titled the book Days of Revelation. The virus and its effect on our way of life can be compared to events in the Book of Revelation in the Bible.
Your book Pleasurable Consequences covers the touchy issue of infidelity and redemption. Where did you get the inspiration for the book?
Men that cheat on their wives are thought of as selfish, no good, and all around bad people. They get a lot of criticism, but they rarely get any sympathy by society. This can apply to cheating women too.
A lot of men like myself growing up was taught that if an attractive woman desired you, you go after her. If you refused, your manhood would likely be questioned by your peers. I bring this issue up in my book. It’s not just a tale about a cheating husband. It explains the psychology of why he cheats, and the attempts he make to correct his deeply-rooted ways.
How do your books rebel against the status quo?
There is an underlying spiritual and psychological theme to all of my books. For example, if I write about violence, I also write about the psychology behind it. A lot of people just want to condemn the people that’s doing wrong; they rarely want to understand them on a psychological level. This can rub people the wrong way, but things are never just in black and white. There’s always shades of gray in every decision we make and action we take.
What would you say is a defining feature of your books and writing?
Religion. Spiritually. Racism and politics occasionally comes up. Sex is also a reoccurring theme in my writing.
How do you deal with criticism from readers?
If it’s constructive, I listen to what they have to say. The criticism I agree with, I work on or change. I will ignore the criticism I don’t agree with, but I will still respect it. I believe when people criticize me, they’re only trying to help me become a better writer. There is no need for me to be upset about it.
Talk to me about the path you choose in publishing.
I decided to self-publish through Kindle Direct Publishing. In my current situation, I believe this is the best path for me. I feel like I have more control regarding how my books are marketed and produced.
How do you balance your writing time with your real life?
I usually write early in the morning, around 6 am, within a one hour block. After that, I usually live my life the same way as a person that doesn’t write. Periodically, I might write an idea down on a piece of paper to add to my book the next time I’m working on it.
What are you reading currently?
“Too Good to be True” by Erin Arvedlund, and “Chin: The Life and Crimes of Mafia Boss Vincent Gigante” by Larry McShane.
What can readers expect from you in the future?
I have two fiction books I’m currently working on. The first one is a supernatural thriller type book. The second one is more like an urban drama. I plan to get both of them done hopefully near the end of 2021.