Hello everyone, my name is Jo Carter. I’m a young Australia writer with two big dreams: to publish a novel and finishing reading all the books on my to-be-read shelf. I work full time in administration and write when I have a spare moment, in between spending time with my family and partner, learning new pole tricks, getting distracted by T.V. on DVD and video games, and munching my way through all the books I’ve bought, but haven’t read yet.
What is your novel about?
It’s a new adult novel with fantasy and romance. Head to the “Writing By Me” page to find out what it’s about and keep updated [on a semi regular basis 😉 ].
Do you think you’ll traditionally or self publish?
My aim is traditional publishing. It scares me to think about publishing my book alone. I want someone to hold my hand and lend their knowledge to me. However, I know being traditionally published isn’t a sure fire route. I have considered self publishing before, and maybe that is where things will lead me, but for now, I want to stick with traditional. One of my biggest goals is to get into bookshops (a favourite place of mine of course 😛 ) and that is definitely more achievable with an agent and publishing house behind me.
What brought you to writing?
I think I’ve always liked writing. My earliest writing related memory is being under ten and using the printer to create a story booklet. It was about horses and Mum was my only reader. I started several novels, but it wasn’t until I was 15 that I started seriously thinking about finishing a manuscript. My uncle encouraged me at a family wedding and told me to stick with one. I did, and it’s coming close to bearing fruit. It’s been a long journey, especially throughout high school, but I’ve never given up. I believe in my characters and the world I’ve created.
Where else can we find you?
I’m active most on Goodreads where I update my page count every time I read a book and review the ones which move me to expel my emotions.
On Instagram I post photos of books I am reading, books I want to read, or anything that’s catching my eye. I occasionally try to do Bookstagram challenges, but often don’t post every day.
I do have Pinterest as well. Lately I’ve been pinning moving out of home things and Harry Potter memes, but I have all sorts of things, like novel inspirations, recipes, cleaning tips, gardening and landscapes.
Thank you for chatting to us. Any parting words?
I hope readers enjoyed this different about page. It was fun to interview myself.
Please don’t be afraid to contact me. There’s plenty of opportunities via this webpage or other social media avenues. I am super friendly and like meeting new people! 🙂