Authors ‘Round The South Features Jeff High


Jeff High, author of More Things In Heaven And Earth, is the December featured author in the Authors ‘Round The South publication!

On December 1, 2013, Authors ‘Round The South published their monthly featured author interview with author Jeff High, the man behind the new series Watervalley Books.

Here is a little bit from the Author-2-Author interview.  To see the whole article, click here.

Favorite book as a child?
Treasure Island! I mean, come on, who doesn’t love Robert Louis Stevenson.

What are you reading right now?
Fingal O’Reilly, Irish Country Doctor, by Patrick Taylor. We both write about doctor’s in a small town and have become good friends.

Why independent bookstores matter?
Because even imaginary places like Watervalley, Tennessee need bookstores with imagination.

Favorite part of writing a book?
Writing words that genuinely make you laugh and unexpectedly make you cry.

Least favorite part of writing a book?
Knowing when you have made it the best it can be. I am a tormented rewriter, constantly, continuously, searching for the perfect sentence.

Are you working on anything new?
Yes, the sequel to “More Things in Heaven and Earth,” called “Each Shining Hour.”

Comment on the writing life…
At the end of the day, it’s just work. It requires discipline, focus, tenacity. But if you love it… it can be oh so wonderful work!

Hardest part of the creation to publication experience?
There’s a lot of waiting the process… waiting for edits, waiting for pub dates, waiting sales info, …waiting for this sentence to end.

Why do you write?
Because I tried being other things like, you know, a ninja, cowboy, test pilot, neurosurgeon… all boring. Writing is the real challenge. 

When did you know you were a writer?
Without a doubt… when I was fifteen or sixteen. That was forty years ago. Okay, I’m kind of a procrastinator.


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