With our little indie publishing house in Brisbane exploding in recent years with new authors and new titles, we’d like to use our blog to introduce (and reintroduce) our talented team in 2019. First out the gates, meet J.J. Fryer, our newest debut fantasy author!
Tell us about yourself: I was diagnosed with Mild Cerebral Palsy when I was a year old and Asperger’s Syndrome when I was twelve. In terms of my writing style I write in the first person. I haven’t had much experience with writing books. Before I published my first book, I actually wrote another book, because I had way too much in my head. And that’s basically how I got into writing. I am such a fantasy nerd, ever since I was little. I also love a few of the old T.V. shows like Bewitched and I Dream of Jeannie. One of my inspirations is Cassandra Clare, she researches every one of her books extremely well and portrays a realness into each of her characters. Inner Reflection is my first ever publication.
Favourite books: The Shadowhunter Chronicles by Cassandra Clare.
Favourite Television series: Once Upon A Time, have you seen the costumes!?! Plus really imaginative storylines.
Favourite Colour: Blue.
Favourite subject in school: L.O.T.E. Love learning about different cultures.
Food I can’t stand: Olives, way too salty.
Something I would never be caught dead wearing? Those singlets with the really low-cut sides.
Age I am not? 40.
What inspired you to write your current work? There is such a lack of authors who write about people whose Special Needs are not always seen. And I wanted to show people that Special Needs or not WE ARE ALL HUMAN.
What genres do you read and write? I mainly read fantasy, but sometimes I read sci-fi and murder mystery . . . sometimes.
When did you start publishing with Ouroborus? I started publishing with Ouroborus in August of 2018.
Current work- in-progress? Book Two in the Beneath the Surface series.
Hardcover, ebook or paperback? Hardcover, because there’s hardly any of them in bookstores.
DC or Marvel? I’m one of those people who likes both.
Book by a debut author that you’re most looking forward to reading? Four Dead Queens by Astrid Scholte.
Book by a fellow Ouroborus author that you can’t wait to be released? Haunted by Shayla Morgansen. I love the magic system.
You can find me on Facebook at J.J.Fryerauthor, Instagram at j.j.fryer and Twitter at jjfryer_09. Both the paperback and the limited edition (50 ever made) hardcover of Inner Reflection, the first book in the Beneath the Surface series, can be purchased at our online book shop, bookdepository.com, Barnes and Noble, and Amazon.