True love is like ghosts, which everyone talks about and few have seen. Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Ju Ephraime Interview Published on: 06, Feb 2018

Do you remember the first book you read that made you realise that you wanted to do that for a living?

I've been reading for so many years, I can't remember, but I do recall two readings that made an impression on me, when I was in elementary school: One was a nursery rhyme entitled, Too-Clever and the other was a detective mystery entitled, The Odor Of Violet.

Do you have any siblings? If so, what do they think of your writing?

I do have four siblings, unfortunately, I don't share my writing with them.

When did you first visit the Caribbean and what was it about the place that really captivated you?

I was born in the Caribbean although I no longer live there.

Where do you get the inspiration for your strong alpha males?

I get my inspiration from my readings and some of the men in my life.

What motivated you to incorporate native American history and culture into the book "A Love Relentless"? What was something new and interesting you learned while doing the research for this book?

My best friend is Native American and I love their custom and culture. I learned about the Potlatch Celebration, which I'm sad to learn is slowly disappearing.

What are some other cultures and/or countries you explore in your other books? Which one was the most fun to write about?

I've explore Australia, France, Scotland, England, the US and the Caribbean, several islands. I find I love Scotland, England and the French Caribbean island the best.

What did you enjoy most about writing "One Hell Of A Ride"? Which scene or phrase or chapter are you most proud of from all your books?

I enjoyed writing the entire story. I love the scene when Joe finally realized that Cassie was a full grown woman.

How did you come up with the name Dr. Julia E. Antoine? Why did you start writing children's stories?

I was born with the name Julia Ephraime. I got Antoine when I got married and the doctorate from Northeastern University in Boston

Do you write your children's stories solely to entertain or do you incorporate a 'moral' into them as well?

Every one of my children's book has a strong moral element. Entertainment is not the focus. Education is first and foremost.

What is one genre that you don't think you would ever write and why?

I don't think I'll ever write Science Fiction. I can't stretch my imagination that far.

Do you have any other author friends? If so, how have they helped you in your growth as an author?

I do have author friends and some of them have helped with reading my ARC before I release the book.

What has your experience with AllAuthor been like so far? Is this a website you would keep a membership with for years to come?

As of this writing, I intend to, unless things change for me.

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