Genre: Urban Fantasy
Publisher: BURST Books
Date of Publication: January 5, 2014
Word Count: 40,738
Cover Artist: E. Smith
Paranormal Bounty Hunter Myka Quinn left behind her failed attempt at wolf Pack life. Now she is focused on providing for her brother and staying out of werewolf territory.
But when she’s framed for a witch’s murder, she must either accept help from a very unlikely source, or watch the lives of those she loves rip apart.
J.A. is a full time firefighter in California, an addicted trail runner, a connoisseur of all things cheese puff, and an urban fantasy author. When she isn't slogging through the obstacles at a mud run, you can find her hunched over her computer unleashing demons, vampires, and werewolves upon the world.
Please welcome Unspoken author J.A. Garland to Diane’s Book Blog.
How long did it take you to write Unspoken?
Unspoken took almost two years to write. I know, wow, but let me explain… Unspoken began, and then due to a slot in an Academy required for my fulltime job, the book stopped. I was very excited to pick up, (after nine months of Academy and then three months of field training), where I had left the characters hanging. I think the characters were grateful, too!
What inspired you to write your first book?
Liking fantasy so much, it was a given I would make my first real stab in grade school to write that genre. Tapping away at the keyboard for hours after school, I produced my first book. I titled it, 'The Locket of Time.' Obviously about time travel, my heroine found a mysterious locket that enabled her to travel back to the medieval period. My teachers helped me take cardboard and cover it with cloth, glue my printed type to the pages, and then illustrate the masterpiece. I was unbelievably proud of it.
Who is your favorite author and what is it that really strikes you about their work?
I’ve always had a soft spot for spy thrillers, but lately I’ve been into sniper/military stories. So, any author that meets that requirement is one you can find on my current “favorites” list.
What book are you reading now?
Right now I am reading “American Sniper” by Chris Kyle. I am really enjoying the book because he didn’t mince words or feelings. With him what you see is what you get. Very enjoyable read.
What do you prefer paperback, hardcover, or ebooks?
Ebooks if I am reading for pleasure. If I’m reading a trade manual or research book I definitely prefer print.