We Welcome J. A. Wright, Author to Lyon Book Promotions & Social Media Promotions


HOW TO GROW AN ADDICT: A Novel ~  By Author, J.A. Wright …

 

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( Author, Jodi A Wright )

About The Award-Winning Book:

Randall Grange has been tricked into admitting herself into a treatment center and she doesn’t know why. She’s not a party hound like the others in her therapy group—but then again, she knows she can’t live without pills or booze.  Raised by an abusive father, a detached mother, and a loving aunt and uncle, Randall both loves and hates her life. She’s awkward and a misfit. Her parents introduced her to alcohol and tranquilizers at a young age, ensuring that her teenage years would be full of bad choices, and by the time she’s twenty-three years old, she’s a full-blown drug addict, well acquainted with the miraculous power chemicals have to cure just about any problem she could possibly have—and she’s in more trouble than she’s ever known was possible.

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( click book to Amazon )

“Editorial Reviews”

“How to Grow an Addict is J.A. Wright’s debut novel. It’s been named best book of 2015 by Redbook/Good Housekeeping magazine and a finalist in both the 2015 USA Best Book Awards and 2015 Forward Reviews’ INDIEFAB Book of the Year Award.

“Wright deftly and insightfully describes how a life can spiral toward addiction and rehab. The story is raw and touching and I found myself rooting for Randall as she navigates redemption and sobriety. A gritty and honest read.”
-Susie Orman Schnall, award-winning author of On Grace and The Balance Project.


“J. A. Wright’s book is a compelling illustration of what fertile ground families are for nurturing addiction. It’s not all doom and gloom however – the story is told in a clear-eyed, unsentimental voice which, for me, made it utterly convincing.”  – Morrin Rout, Co-producer/presenter of Bookenz


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“It seems my friend and fellow Author, J. A. Wright has the ‘write recipe’ in writing a great piece of fiction that includes addiction and recovery laced & weaved real life experience into this storyline.”

It will be my next book I will be reading and excited to start. But I can tell you the ‘Amazon Book Reviews’ are exceptional, and they are coming in hot and heavy as (43) total as of this post. Now, I’m no ‘James Lipton’ of the “Actors Studio,” so here is a little more about her writing and a wee bit more about her personal side of life. We all know I only ask a few questions of my guests, and here is what Jodi shared.

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1.)  Do you share your recovery story with others? Or is this question “off-limits?”

Sure. I’m open to talking about it. I have no issues with anyone knowing about my life as an addict or a recovering addict.

2.) What is the most challenging for you as a writer?

Finding the time to write is my biggest challenge. It takes four or five days of writing for a few hours for me to get into a writing groove. I don’t get this opportunity as often as I’d like as I have a job (to support my writing ambitions), and it too often gets in the way of my writing. I do keep a process diary (journal) that I add ideas and thoughts to almost daily.

3.) How do deal with writer’s block?

I don’t deal with it very well. I’m pretty hard on myself about not getting something done on time. I’ve heard that giving yourself a break and adopting an attitude of gratitude is helpful. I might try it.

4.)  How difficult was it to weave in addiction into your storyline?

Not difficult at all. I was raised around heavy drinkers, problem drinkers, and alcoholics, and more enablers than I can count. I have no shortage of material.  LOL.

5.) Lastly, what are a few of your hobbies and interests? And can you tell us one thing readers may not know about you?

I run, I mountain bike and hike and I bake. I pretty sure I’m not  at all that interesting when it comes to those secret things, but I’ve always been leery about telling people I once collected stamps and I’m a super big fan of Jazz!


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LOL, I don’t think stamp collecting is all that bad to share Jodi … “-)

Well readers, there you go! Now that you have met our new featured Author, J. A. Wright, please go visit her wonderful website here J. A. Wright, Author and go connect with on social media and grab a copy of her fantastic book too!

 

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What is the most challenging for you as a writer?

Finding the time to write is my biggest challenge. It takes four or five days of writing for a few hours for me to get into a writing groove. I don’t get this opportunity as often as I’d like as I have a job (to support my writing ambitions), and it too often gets in the way of my writing. I do keep a process diary (journal) that I add ideas and thoughts to almost daily.

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