Inside the Author’s Mind – Jessica E. Subject

Jessica and I first connected when I won a contest and received some wonderful merchandise from her. I meet so many authors worldwide and it’s always great to learn of another who lives in Canada, and in the same province as me too! Jessica is a prolific writer of science fiction romance, and I’m thrilled to feature her today.

Be sure to watch the video for her latest book, Never Gonna Let You Go.

Please welcome the lovely Jessica E. Subject.

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Jessica Subject started writing to encourage her daughter to read. Now she writes to keep herself grounded. Although she reads many genres, she enjoys writing Science Fiction Romance the most and believes everyone in the universe deserves a happily ever after. She lives Southwestern Ontario, Canada with her husband and two kids and loves to hear from anyone who has enjoyed her stories.

Never Gonna Let You Go blurb:

Caught in a tangle of lies, Calla Jacobs must sort through the truth to discover where she truly belongs. A biologist for Planet Core, she finds herself ensnared in a web of deceit. Sent to Airondelle, she must work with a team to prepare the newly discovered planet for colonists from Earth. But the mission does not go as she expected. Her former lover, Erik Edwards, shuns her, sending Calla into the arms of Melina Holloway, their commander, for the attention she craves and more. A confrontation among the trio leaves her with a broken heart, and fleeing from the two people she trusted most.

Attempting to break free from the lies that bind her, she discovers Planet Core has deceived everyone. And when she returns to Earth, Calla learns just how far Planet Core’s control reaches.

Find out where to buy all of Jessica’s books on her website.

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Inside Jessica E. Subject’s Mind

What is your idea of perfect happiness? Hmm, I think that would be hiking up the side of a waterfall with my husband and kids. It’s a very peaceful experience for me, and my youngest is just old enough that he can walk up by himself.

What turns you on creatively? So many things. A book I enjoy, a picture, an experience. Sometimes the creativity flows when I’m in the shower.

Which words or phrases do you most overuse? But, And… I’ll probably learn more when I receive my next set of edits.

What quality do you most admire in a man? Integrity, although I enjoy a sense of humor as well, even if it’s different from my own.

What quality do you most admire in a woman? Integrity as well.

What is your greatest regret? Not knowing what I wanted to do in terms of my career when I went to University.

If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? My time management skills. There just never seems to be enough time in the day and I don’t do well without sleep.

What is your greatest fear? Being alone. I don’t mean for short periods of time, as I rather enjoy those moments. I mean, forever.

Which living person do you most admire? There are so many. My mother for a lot of reasons, and Lorna Suzuki and Rebecca Royce, just to name two of the authors on my list. These women exemplify what I strive to be.

What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? I’m happy doing what I’m doing. I finally found something I enjoy that provides a challenge every day and never makes me regret my decision to start writing.

If you could choose what to come back as, what would it be? An alien? I’d love to see other worlds. I’m not sure if the soul can travel across the universe though. And I’m not yet ready to find out.

What do you consider your greatest achievement? Signing a contract for The Zurian Child, my science fiction romance novel. It is the first thing I ever wrote and has been through many rounds of revisions and to many critique partners. I’ve learned so many things since I wrote the first draft, but writing it made me realize a lifelong dream. I could finally admit it to myself.

What is the trait you most deplore in others? Closed-mindedness. Some people fail to see what’s right in front of their eyes simply because someone else told them it’s not possible or wrong.

What is your greatest extravagance? Books. My mother always told me that you could never waste money buying books. Maybe I take that a little too literally.

What is one thing you want to do before you die? Learn to fly a plane. I’ve never even been in a plane before, so this is a huge goal for me.

What is your present state of mind? Stressed, frazzled, but I think I work better this way.

What are some of your favorite curse words? Fuck and shit. They’re not original, but being around kids all day, I have to keep those words inside, saying things like ‘fuzzy sock suckers’ instead.

What is your motto? Because everyone in the universe deserves a happily ever after…

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Thanks Jessica for being such a lovely guest. Readers, please leave a comment for Jessica and say “hi.”

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32 thoughts on “Inside the Author’s Mind – Jessica E. Subject

  1. Great interview, Jessica and Eden.

    Jessica, like you, I prize integrity in both men and women very highly, and I hope your dream of flying will come true 🙂

    As I said to Eden earlier when she visited my site, where I interviewed a Canadian author/artist also, TODAY is CANADA day. Love you Canadian authors 🙂

  2. Love the interview!!
    Funy how you mention your favorite swear words. They happen to be mine as well. Over the years I’ve come up with some creative ways to swear without it damaging my kids. LOL
    Son of a pickle is one.
    Fudge sticks. (fucking shit) Also, thanks to the simpsons I use, Flirkin Shnit a lot. LOL
    Fondue (Fuck you) just to name a few. LOL

  3. @Shiela, I’m SSOoooo using Fondue from now on.

    @Jessica–you’re fabulous. You know I think so. AAnndd I think you and I have a bit of the same brain.

    @Eden–Love your tag line.

  4. I really enjoyed learning something about you, Jessica. Never been in a plane? You’ll love it. I think you have the best motto I’ve read!

    I’m going to read your books! Romantic SciFi. My two favorite genres

  5. Wow, Jessica, you’ve almost blown up my blog with all the comments! Thanks everyone for dropping by and writing such lovely words for Jessica. I knew she’d be a hit, and you’d love her!


    1. Thanks again, Eden, for having me. It truly is an honor to be featured on your blog. 🙂

      And thank you to everyone who stopped by as well!

      Hugs to you all!

  6. Another fellow Canadian!

    Jessica, terrific answers! Particularly about perfect happiness. Getting out into the great outdoors for awhile is indeed peaceful.

    Your book looks very sexy indeed!

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