Jason Hooper: I’m from Rochester N.Y. the second oldest of 8 children. I married when I was 23 and separated at the age of 27. I have two children a biological son Jason Hooper J.R and my step son Joshua Parker that I helped raise from the time he was seven months. Other than writing and reading I enjoy traveling. I feel it’s nothing like seeing the world and everything it has to offer.
S.O.L: What inspired you to write your first book?
Hooper: Mostly, the ills of society and the ups and downs of life inspired me.
S.O.L.: What do you like to do when you are not writing?
Hooper: I like to spend time with my boys or catch a concert. I like to go to hip hop and Rb
shows. I like to listen to old school music, to name a few Stevie Wonder, Debarge, Jackson 5.
S.O.L.: What were the challenges (research, literary, psychological, and logistical) in
bringing your first book to life?
Hooper: During the time I wrote Some Things Are Better Left Untold, I was going to community college and I took notes on the mannerisms, habits, and language of adolescence and young adults. All the research and elements I needed for this story was right in front of me.
S.O.L.: What genre do you consider your books? Do you think you would ever venture outside of that genre?
Hooper: I consider my genre to be Urban Lit, but I do plan to start a path in the romance
S.O.L: If you could turn any of your books into a movie, which book would it be and why? What actors or actresses would you want to play the characters?
Hooper: Some Things Are Better Left Untold- Because I believe that the story is meaningful and a wake up call to some. I would like to have Megan Goode play Sherise Fanari-and Red Grant from Katt Williams “American Hustle” as Darnell Wilkinson.
S.O.L: I love all of your book covers. Who designs them?
Hooper: Jerrice Owens helped me with the second edition cover for Some Things Are Better Left Untold. He also helped with the cover to That Girl. For my latest release A Hustler’s Lust Ronn Keit from Bronx NewYork was on the job.
S.O.L: Do you think with Kindle and Nook now on the scene that hard covers and paperback
books would slowly become a thing of the past?
Hooper: Yes slowly, but anytime soon, no. It’s still lots of people that want the book in their hand.
S.O.L.: Do you have any book signings coming up that your readers can meet you?
Hooper: Unfortunately not, but I will keep you posted on a month to month basis.
S.O.L.: How may your readers contact you on social media?
Hooper: Readers can contact me @ firstname.lastname@example.org . Twitter @jason_thewriter, and
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