Jessica Jarlvi, Psychological Thrillers Author
Jessica Jarlvi has released two psychological thrillers, When I Wake Up, and What Did I Do?
Let’s Place Jessica Under the Spotlight!
Tell us a little about yourself and your books, including the genre(s) you write in.
I’m a Swedish author who’s lived in various parts of the world and love to explore new cultures. So far, I’ve had two psychological thrillers published – WHEN I WAKE UP and WHAT DID I DO? – which are dark and twisty.
What project are you working on now?
I’m working on a couple of projects at the moment – a psychological thriller but also a novel that’s a bit different to what I’ve written previously…
How do you choose the genre(s) you write in?
I don’t think I choose the genre. I choose the characters and the story and see where that takes me – I like to be surprised!
Is there any particular author or book that’s influenced you, either growing up or as an adult?
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy – I read this as an 18-year-old after arriving in London (one-way ticket!) and loved the way the story was told. I must re-read this.
Is anything in your books based on real life experiences?
Apart from environments (so far my books have predominantly taken place in Sweden), the events are not real.
The beauty of writing is the licence to use my imagination.
How do you come up with your titles?
So far, my agent or publishers have changed the titles I’ve suggested, so I would call my titles ‘working titles’ – and they usually relate to the main theme of the book.
Do you have any hidden talents?
Baking and I’m also whiz at getting ready – hair, make-up etc in less than five minutes.
You’re hosting a literary dinner party, which four authors would you invite (alive or dead)?
Margaret Atwood, Leo Tolstoy, Joyce Carol Oates and Stephen King.
What are five words that describe your writing process?
Scattered, focused, mad, frustrating and joyful.
Which would you rather do: Never write another story or never read another book?
Never write another story.
You can always create in your head, but you can’t read without a book.
What is the funniest typo or error you’ve ever written?
‘Good cock’ instead of ‘good luck’ …
How do you come up with names for your characters?
I pluck them out of thin air and then change their names many times, until they ‘feel’ right.
Who is the most supportive person in your life when it comes to your writing?
What is your most favourite word and why?
Love – because as cheesy as it sounds, love makes the world go around.
If people put more love into everything they do and say, life would be even more magic.
What is your least favourite word and why?
No – because there should always be a way to make something happen.
You can find Jessica in the following places:
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