IndieView with Jonathan P. Jehle, author of The Chemist

If so, do you do so extensively or just chapter headings and a couple of sentences? If so can you please describe it? Sometimes I listen to symphonic renditions of my favorite bands while other times I listen to the actual band. In this adventure, you will travel to the Amazon rainforest in search of mystical valley thought to have healing powers as well as go on a top-secret mission to uncover the truth. As a child I loved playing Legos. Starting the book was easy. I love heroes who stand for truth and justice, doing what it takes to get the job done. His books involve an element of the supernatural that is intriguing and draws you into another world. Where did you get the idea from? That often helps bring out the emotions I need to convey in whatever I’m writing. Do you edit as you go or wait until you’ve finished? My favorite author is probably Frank Peretti. About the book
What is the book about? I found the ending to be the part where I struggled the most. I started writing the book in the beginning of 2014. I often write by just going with whatever is on my mind at the moment and seeing where it takes me. Right now I’m working on getting the second book in the series out in the beginning of 2018 and finishing up the third for a release later that year. Many times the chapters change and I end up going in a different direction anyway, but having at least a basic understanding of what I want to accomplish is important to me. I gained experience in watching my father spend hours writing and even more hours working on getting someone to publish his own books. They don’t have to be wearing a cape, swinging around buildings, or throwing a shield. Jonathan P. The book went through a number of changes before being published in September of 2017. The series is being written to target the nine to fourteen year old range. At this time, my wife and four kids live in Plymouth, MA. The everyday person engaged in helping others and making a positive difference is a hero in my book. About Publishing
Did you submit your work to Agents? Do you have a target reader? I think anyone eight and up would enjoy the book and where the series is going. Most of this involved a lot of reading, gathering of information and generating interest among people that I knew. If yes, what gets the fingers tapping? I wrote the next book in the series and most of the third during that same time, so it was part of a three book process that took about three years. This is the first book in the Allegiance series that will explore a universe full of characters on paths that intersect and weave through time. What would you like readers to know about you? His tendency to switch to another character’s point of view right when you want to find out more is something I’ve adapted into my own style. Sometimes I just come up with chapter titles first and then use them as a thought provokers. About You
Where did you grow up? I do create outlines for specific events and where I want the story to go. Any advice that you would like to give to other newbies considering becoming Indie authors? Jehle, 9 January 2018
The Back Flap
After nearly twenty years in the business, he was on the verge of becoming one of the most well-known chemists in the world… Some of the dynamics of character interaction and relationships have been influenced by real life experiences, however. Although opinions can vary on how to write and market, important things will stand out across the board. With the help of his best friend, an eccentric inventor, he’s going after the truth. I knew where I wanted to go and what it would look like at the end, but getting there in a way that I was happy about was the most challenging part. Now, in the age of print on demand and services that help give indie authors a chance, you can get material out with less headaches. Did you get your book cover professionally done or did you do it yourself? I grew up in Plymouth, Massachusetts. I didn’t even know the entirety of where I was going, but I had so much I wanted to get out as soon a I started typing. I just started writing. I would often come up with stories to tell my sister while making Lego characters come to life. I started working on the marketing plan a while before the book came out. Do you listen to music while you write? What are you working on now? They don’t have to be wearing a cape, swinging around buildings, or throwing a shield. He ends up working with his best friend, an eccentric inventor, trying to uncover answers as to what happened and what is continuing to happen to him. Now he is experiencing blackouts, visions of the past and mysterious changes that are dismantling his scientific view of the world. What came easily? Each one of them is on a journey to find their own destiny while slowly uncovering a deep plot that seems to thicken and expand to more than they could have ever imagined. Did you hire a professional editor? Where do you live now? Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) The everyday person engaged in helping others and making a positive difference is a hero in my book. About Writing
Do you have a writing process? However, I do not attempt to write in a particular style that excludes adults. I had the cover done professionally by an illustrator. Do you have a marketing plan for the book or are you just winging it? Get your copy of   The Chemist from Amazon US or Amazon UK. I am fortunate to be married to a teacher with a degree in education, so I often get my drafts handed back to me with red ink on them. After I write a section, I go back and re-read it before continuing with the next section. We all know how important it is for writers to read. It was a gradual process for me. When did you start writing the book? This series was inspired by the stories that I told to my sister. Was it a particular event or a gradual process? Were there any parts of the book where you struggled? I found myself re-writing the same sentence three or four times because I read something that said I shouldn’t do this or I should do that. If I notice things that I need to be corrected while re-reading, I’ll make the necessary changes. What made you decide to go Indie, whether self-publishing or with an indie publisher? The book is about a chemist who experiences a life-altering event that brings about blackouts, visions of the past and changes in his perception of the world. They are completely fictitious characters. Once my thoughts are all out there, I go back to read, change, revise and organize into a cohesive structure. Are there any particular authors that have influenced how you write and, if so, how have they influenced you? Stick to the important things and follow the “rules”, but don’t squeeze yourself into a box of how you think you are supposed to write. No, I did not. Do you outline? until he quit his job. How long did it take you to write it? I’m not one to shy away from a challenge, however, and self-publishing has its own obstacles to overcome, but I actually enjoy the process. I enjoy tension and emotion filled music. End of Interview:
For more from Jonathan, visit his website, like his Facebook page, or follow him on Twitter. I love heroes who stand for truth and justice, doing what it takes to get the job done. It’s critical to adhere to the main things, but I think it’s also possible to hamper your own creativity by trying to follow what everyone else is telling you to do. Read every article, blog, book and top list of things to do and not to before publishing a book. Are your characters entirely fictitious or have you borrowed from real world people you know?