Author Spotlight + Interview: Jus Accardo

Today we are super excited to have Jus Accardo on the blog.  Make sure you check out Doris' interview with Jus and don't forget to check out Jus' books too!

JUS ACCARDO spent her childhood reading and learning to cook. Determined to follow in her grandfather’s footsteps as a chef, she applied and was accepted to the Culinary Institute of America. But at the last minute, she realized her true path lay with fiction, not food. Jus is the bestselling author of the popular Denazen series from Entangled publishing, as well as the Darker Agency series, and the New Adult series, The Eternal Balance. A native New Yorker, she lives in the middle of nowhere with her husband, three dogs, and sometimes guard bear, Oswald.

Hi Jus, Doris here. It’s a pleasure to finally interview you, I adore you, but you already know that. So how are you?

Jus: Hey Doris. I'm great, and thrilled to be here  Thanks for having me!

Q. For those who haven't read your books, can you tell us a little about them in 4 words or less?
Jus: Funny, raw, emotional, and fun.

Q. What was it like switching from Young Adult to New Adult?

Jus: It was actually a lot of fun! There's a bit more freedom in NA, and I kind of love that.

Q. You wanted to be a chef, when and how did you realize you were meant to be an author? 

Jus: I was about to start at the Culinary Institute of America. It was always a tossup between the two. Food and fiction, I grew up in love with both, really. It was totally spur of the moment. I realized that I wanted to spend my time creating worlds, not dishes ;)

Q. Who or what was your inspiration for Kale? (I'm totally obsessed with him)

Jus: I can't really say there was someone specific. He just kind of evolved into his own person as the book progressed. It was a fun process. When I started, I had no idea where the whole thing would take me. I'm thrilled by how it came out.

Q. What projects are you working on now? Any teasers you can possibly give us? *coughs* Denazen #4 *coughs*

Jus: I'm currently editing two books. The second in the Eternal Balance series, and a NA thriller due out this fall. As for a Denazen teaser… I think my editor would shoot me, lol. All I'm allowed to say is that there are some interesting things in store for the Denazen world and I'm really excited!

Q. What do you like to do on your down time? 

Jus: I love to cook and be outdoors, but I'm also a huge World of Warcraft junkie.

Q. If you could be any fictional character, who would it be and why?

Jus: Hmm... I think I’d take anyone from the world of Harry Potter simply because that world is just SO freaking awesome!

Q. And last, that book cover model from Touch, I so want his name and number

Jus: LOL. He's a Serbian model. I believe his name is Sasha 

Quick fire questions

Q. Favorite TV show?

Jus: I don’t watch a ton of TV, but I really do love Once Upon a Time!

Q. Favorite book series? 

Jus:  Impossible. It would be cruel of me to pick favorites!

Q. A Corgi or Husky? 

Jus: Too tough to pick. Maybe… a Corsky? Best of both worlds.

Q. Thor or Loki? LOKI!!!!!!
Jus: I mean, Loki, of course.



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