Indie Author Profile – Jessica Keefe

Indie Author Profile – Jessica Keefe

I’ve got another great indie author for you.  Her book won’t be published until December, but she wants to get the word out starting now, and I think you’ll like getting to know her.  Her name is Jessica Keefe.



You can follow Jessica on her website, on Facebook and on Goodreads.  And I’ve got an interview with her…please read on!

When in the day/night do you write? How long per day?

I call myself the nap time novelist because all of my writing is done when my 18 month old is asleep. I can usually get an hour and a half in during nap time, sometimes a little more, and two or three hours in at night.


What does your family think of your writing career?

My family is extremely supportive. My mom shares my excerpts with her friends and always says how proud of me she is. She’s the inspiration behind the two moms mentioned in my novel. She’s such a strong and wonderful role model and I am proud to be her daughter. It would have been a great disservice to her love for me if I didn’t take her best qualities and instill them in the mothers of my own creation.

What songs are most played on your Ipod?

The Band Perry’s Better Dig Two. Florida Georgia Line’s Cruise. Tim McGraw’s One Of Those Nights. Reba’s What Do You Say. I listen to a lot of different genres, but my heart will always belong to country music.

Do you have any suggestions for beginning writers? If so, what are they?

Read. Always be reading. I have grown as a writer because of the books I have read and been inspired by. I have grown as a person through the characters I met and the things they taught me. I believe that a good book is like a good man: charming, loving, and can sweep you off your feet. Never forget to read.

Say your publisher has offered to fly you anywhere in the world to do research on an upcoming book, where would you most likely want to go?

Sicily! With roots in the Sicilian heritage, it would be amazing to see the beautiful island for myself. I’ve always wanted to write a book about the Cosa Nostra ever since reading The Godfather. I don’t think I could ever do the history justice the way Mario Puzo’s fictional account did, but I would take a shot at it for a glimpse of the Sicilian islands.
(James here – this is very cool; I’ve got Sicilian roots, too, through my paternal grandmother!)


Is there one passage in your book that you feel gets to the heart of your book and would encourage people to read it? If so, can you share it?

I don’t think there’s any one passage that gets to the heart of The Deceiver, but there are many solo passages throughout the chapters that give insight to the soul. One of my favorites comes from the blurb written for my novel’s Facebook page.

“Emotions make things complicated, but swallowing a pill is easy. Being numb, dulling the extremes, programming you to be the perfect citizen; that is what the Triad Of Colors is for. We make things easy for you. We do the work for you. We think for you. We are the Officials. Here’s some water: swallow fast.”

Be sure to keep tabs on Jessica as the calendar pages turn and her publication date approaches – and I’ll keep you reminded as well!


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One Reply to “Indie Author Profile – Jessica Keefe”

  1. Every interview I read, and I read them all, I get more insight into Jessica’s writing. I can’t wait to read her book. I am her biggest fan. Thanks for interviewing this talented young writer.

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