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An Interview with J.S. Day, author of Freefall, A Love Reborn

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Hi there! I’m J.S. Day, an ambivert who adores romance novels and the author of Freefall, A Love Reborn. Whether I’m lost in captivating love stories or exploring the world of science fiction, I am always in for an adventure.

Outside of books, you’ll catch me enjoying movies, trying different foods, and soaking up nature’s beauty. And nothing beats the aroma of rain on summer grass—it’s pure magic.

Who/what made you want to write? Was there a particular person, or particular writers/works/art forms that influenced you?

I fell in love with words in my early teens with my first classic romance novel; it’s a shame I can’t remember the title. The magic of that book sparked a passion for storytelling in me. While I can’t pinpoint a particular person or work, it was the enchanting world created by authors in the romance genre that fueled my desire to write. The way they crafted emotions and painted vivid scenes inspired me to embark on my own journey as a writer.

What inspired you to start writing this book?

I wanted to tell a story that feels real and grounded in authentic experiences. Drawing inspiration from people I know, I pieced together characters that resonate with genuine emotions and complexities. The driving force behind my writing was a desire to represent not only black love but also the journey of self-love.

Tell us the story of your book’s title. Was it easy to find, or did it take forever?

After I wrote the first maybe three chapters, I knew that I wanted to call the book Freefall, symbolizing a character struggling to grasp the gravity of her life. The subtitle, however, came to me at the end of the book, serving as a perceived answer to her transformative journey. The title wasn’t an instant discovery; it evolved organically as I delved deeper into the narrative, capturing the essence of the character’s emotional descent and eventual ascent.

If your book had a soundtrack, what are some songs that would be on it?

Oh my, I have to go with the song that was stuck on repeat while I was writing it, Nick Jonas ft Tove Lo – “Close.” Then, for specific parts, Calum Scott – “You Are the Reason,” Julia Michaels – “Issues,” and Celine Dion – “Ashes.”

What other professions have you worked in? What’s something about you that your readers wouldn’t know?

For more than two decades, I’ve been immersed in the corporate world, tackling its complexities. Yet, there’s a side of me that might come as a surprise—I’m also a poet and a creator of a children’s book.

What books did you read (for research or comfort) throughout your writing process?

Honestly, my go-to comfort books are audible sci-fi and paranormal romances. I didn’t delve into research reading for this book, but I’m contemplating incorporating it into my writing process for the next one that I’m currently working on.

What is one thing you hope readers take away from reading your book? How do you envision your perfect reader?

One thing I sincerely hope readers take away from my book is a profound sense of connection to the characters’ emotional journey. I don’t envision a perfect reader; as long as they are able to take away one thing that stuck with them, I am happy.

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