I had the pleasure of being able to talk to yet another talented author. This time getting to chat to a very unique individual who is converting her scripts into novels! Without further introduction please enjoy reading this post because it was a pleasure for me to meet Juliet Delta.
Juliet Delta was born in Wales, an entrepreneur, trained actor, and writer, with a love for fashion and the arts. She moved to London in 2012 where her work as a screenwriter grew, creating dramas and thrillers over the following decade. Recently converting her scripts into novels, the first, of several to come, being the crime thriller DI ADAM JAEGER: The Cleansing, in 2019, released in 2022 as an ebook and paperback.
Why are you a writer?
I started as a screenwriter due to having an imagination that acting wasn’t quite fulfilling. I then found a new path, that I could convert my decade of screenplays into novels, and found some of them would fit the medium extremely well.
What do you enjoy about writing?
I think the process of planting your imagination onto a computer screen, or be it paper, can be quite cathartic and exhilarating, especially when there’s lots of ideas speeding around your head and they slowly begin to connect. There’s real satisfaction in that part.
Tell us about your most recent works
My debut novel, DI ADAM JAEGER: The Cleansing, is a crime fiction novel based on the idea of ‘what if’…what if a persons family had been wiped out by the Nazi’s and they wished to take revenge? It’s more than just a revenge story, it’s a character reveal with sub plots, which are the real juice in this fruit.
If you could write a book in a new genre, which would you choose?
I’m not sure a ‘new genre’ is possible as the main stream will always bundle it in with a current genre. However, I would like to have the skills to write an action book where you can choose different paths, to go to different pages, and finish on a different ending. If you remember those books?
Do you have any role models or people who inspired you to write?
I dont have any certain authors to name, as I generally read autobiographies, but I am impressed with Neil Gaiman books. I read ‘Neverwhere’ a while ago and it was super eerie, his expressive description is quite detailed and I do envy the pictures he paints with a few well placed words!
Are you working on anything at the moment?
At the moment I am toying with the next screenplay to convert into a novel. I have a true crime story or an anti-hero fiction that I’m deciding between. I think it has to be a clever and conscious decision when following up on a debut. I am multi-genre, so I also have some dramas, action, and an apocalyptic sci-fi story to come too.
Where can people buy your books?
So far, the debut novel is self published and for sale only on Amazon as an ebook or paperback, but I am currently looking to get it onto other platforms as well.
What advice would you give to an aspiring writer?
There’s too much advice to actually take in and utilise, so I would only ever really believe that any artist should simply learn the technicalities from others or courses. The art itself will come from the artist in which ever style they connect with. Once you’re at that stage of flowing, just go with it and put the hours in!
Thank you for reading and be sure to like, comment, reblog and follow if you enjoyed this writer spotlight! Juliet was happy for me to post this on her behalf so for her time I am very grateful. If you would show her support then that is greatly appreciated as ever. Have a wonderful day!