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Author Q&A ft @whitby_jess | Running From Dust Book Tour and $25 Amazon GC #Giveaway | #Psychological #Paranormal #Thriller

Running From Dust by Jess Whitby is on virtual book tour. The psychological paranormal thriller stops at Readeropolis with a...




Running From Dust by Jess Whitby is on virtual book tour.

The psychological paranormal thriller stops at Readeropolis with an author interview.

Be sure to enter for a chance to win the giveaway for a $25 Amazon GC and follow the Silver Dagger book tour (for other dates see the link at the bottom of the post).


What are some quirky facts about yourself?

If I am brainstorming for something or trying to come up with creative ideas, I have to use a felt tip pen to write with. If I have to use a normal pen or pencil, I can’t think as freely! Weird I know.

Tell Us Something Unusual That Happened To You

Years ago I worked in a Call Centre. One day the whole Call Centre was brought to a standstill as the winner for the most Nationwide Sales was announced. The prize was a trip on the Orient Express. I was astonished when I was announced as the winner. The reason I was so surprised was because I very rarely sold any products to anyone. All my remarks about “Are you sure?” and “Is there a mistake?” were laughed off as me being modest about my selling abilities. So, I enjoyed a very nice all expenses paid trip on the Orient Express. To this day I am sure they called out the wrong name.

Do You Have A Favourite Movie?

I love watching films so that’s hard to choose! There are two films that I could watch again and again (and do). One is Apollo 13 and the other is The Shawshank Redemption. Both are incredible stories (the first time I saw Apollo 13 I didn’t realise it was based on real events) and show how people can battle through against all the odds. That’s a theme that shows up in the book quite strongly.

What is a typical day in your life as an Author?

I’m not a full time Author so my daily routine will be quite different to most full time Authors. On an average day, I spend most of my time working as a Therapist in various locations. Driving to work and back my mind is often buzzing with what I’ll be writing later that day, but I have to do my best to switch that part of me off whilst I work with clients. When I get home I need to eat and my dog needs walking. So, it’s usually mid-evening before I get to write anything. 

I try to write every day and aim to write at least a thousand words. I also try to read every day as the two things often go hand in hand. Since publishing Running From Dust, some of my writing time has been swallowed up with trying to promote the book. I’m trying to claw that time back now and am getting back into my daily writing habit. If I’m on a First Draft, I purposely don’t read back what I’ve written. My first stage of writing is purely about getting the words on the page. I can see if they make any sense later on.

What is your writing Kryptonite?

Self-doubt. That paralyses me. The negative voices in my own head that tell me that I can’t write. I spent too many years listening to those voices. I try to put them on mute as much as I can now or just ignore them and write anyway.

What can we expect from you in the future?

I’m am nearing the end of the First Draft of my second novel. It’s very different from Running From Dust. RFD has quite a small setting, whereas the setting for the next novel is humungous in comparison! I’m also working on a set of short stories which I will probably release before the next novel is ready.


Running From Dust
by Jess Whitby
Genre: Psychological Paranormal Thriller


"I could not put this book down." 5 Stars - Goodreads Reviewer



"An attention grabbing psychological thriller." 5 Stars - Goodreads Reviewer


Jude Craig is a level-headed teacher in a Yorkshire secondary school. Within a matter of days her professional and personal life is shattered by a series of strange events in her house. What starts with the sound of papers fluttering to the floor quickly escalates to her discovering that someone has been in the house whilst she is sleeping.

When Jude is driven out of her job and home she is forced to discover whether she is being haunted, stalked by a pupil, or the terrifying possibility that she is losing her mind.






Jess Whitby lives in Yorkshire, England. She studied Communication Studies at University and then went on to train and work as a Youth Worker. She now works as a Therapist in Yorkshire. When she isn't working she is busy either writing her next novel or eating her favourite food : chips and gravy!





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1 comment

  1. The title is very unique. It makes me wonder what the book is about. Thanks for the giveaway!

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