998 YA novelist JC Isabella knows what high school kids think! VIDEO INTERVIEW

Today’s Guest: Young adult novelist JC Isabella, author of Chasing McCree and The Unofficial Zack Warren Fan Club.

Mr. Media is recorded live before a studio audience of Florida-based Accios with mischief and mirth just a spell and a trek away… in the NEW new media capital of the world… St. Petersburg, Florida!

Watch this exclusive Mr. Media interview with young adult novelist J.C. Isabella, author of ‘Chasing McCree,’ by clicking on the video player above!

Chasing McCree by J.C. Isabella
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J.C. Isabella wanted to write books.

But doing it the old fashioned way – you know, with paper and ink – can be a torturous, time-consuming process with no promise of success.

And so, modern, resourceful young twenty-something that she is, J.C. chose the do-it-yourself route. She wrote her first book, The Unofficial Zack Warren Fan Club in 2011 and published it in November as an ebook available via Amazon.com’s Kindle and Barnes & Noble’s Nook. She knows what high school kids think.

That apparently was a pretty good experience, and within three months, she wrote and published a second book, The Council, A Witch’s Memory. Book number three – Chasing McCree – arrived just 60 days later. And her fourth, the short story The McCree’s Star Spangled 4th – was in e-readers on July 5.

The Unofficial Zack Warren Fan Club (The Unofficial Series) by J.C. Isabella
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I expect she’ll tell us that her fifth book, The Unofficial Story of Kyle B. Johnston, will be out any day now.

J.C. ISABELLA podcast excerpt: “I was teased a lot in high school but I haven’t used anything that specifically happened to me yet in a book… Writing about high school–there’s so much you can do with that. I like to write about first things that happen to you.” 

Young adult romance novelist J.C. Isabella
Young adult romance novelist J.C. Isabella

The great thing about J.C.’s books is that the barrier to entry – the cost – is very low, just 99 cents per title.

How does an author make money at that price? Well, J.C., who lives in Clearwater, Florida, has found a way – as a matter of fact she quit her job earlier this year to be a full-time author. I think you’ll enjoy her story.

By the way, if you read a lot of young adult fiction, there are many more interviews like this one at MrMedia.com, including my conversations with Sara Zarr, James Dashner, Lisa McMann and Heather Brewer.

Footnote: No trees were harmed in the making of J.C. Isabella’s books – or this interview.

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Saving Summer by JC Isabella, Mr. Media Interviews
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  1. JC ISABELLA! I want to congradulate you on a job well done and I have been nearly pulling my hair out, trying to find the best home for my book, whether it be self-publishing or traditional publishing and so far self-publishing have had and proven to be the best way to go. There are small independent publisher’s who are good to team up with also, but I have recently sent in a manuscript to one and I am waiting to hear back from them. I have worked alongside and for the employee instead of working for myself, and I am learning that I really love to call my own shots and so I am really deciding on self-publishing so far.

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