What name do you write under and is it a pen name?
I write under Jordan E. Lasater, it isn’t a pen name.
What or who inspired you to start writing?
It was less of an inspiration and more that author Amanda Porter forced me while in a teen writing group she was leading.
How long have you been writing?
I’ve been writing for four years now.
What is the name of your most recent story and if you had to sum it up in 20 or fewer words, what would you say?
The name of my most recent story is There is Love in War. I’d sum it up by saying, Gods and Goddesses turn into werewolves and griffons and fight for love against each other.
Is the above story part of a series or anthology?
It is not part of a series but it is included in the anthology a Door to Our Minds with four other short stories. A Door to our Minds is set to be published later this month or early December 2018.
How did you come up with the cover design idea/concept?
I just used what my mind thought of and Amanda Orneck, the cover artist, made it way better.
Did you listen to any particular songs while writing your story?
I listened to a lot of Taylor Swift and also some classical music.
How did you come up with the title for your story?
I was acting stupid with my friend, Bethany, and it just came to me.
As a reader, do you prefer e-books, paperbacks, hard-covers or audio-books?
I prefer hardcover.
Have you ever read a book more than once? And if so what was it?
Only one, The Shadow and it was only because of editing.
Have you ever read a book just based on its cover?
What is your favorite film based on a book?
What is your favorite book genre at the moment?
What books have made it onto your wish list recently? And why?
Evermore! I read Everless and Fell In Love! Shout out to Sara Holland, I need it!
What book are you reading at the moment? And in what format?
I’m reading some random werewolf Wattpad book right now.
What’s the best advice that you have been given when it comes to writing?
Shut up and write what you want, you can always fix the messes later.
What authors inspire you?
All of them! It is really inspiring to me, for someone to write a book and have it published for the whole world to see. It is very vulnerable and I appreciate it so much because I love books.