In The Chair 30: Jade West

Welcome, Jade West.

How would you describe your writing style in only three words?

Jade: Dirty. Bad. Wrong.


If you could have a relationship with one of your fictional characters who would it be and why?

Jade: James / Masque. I’d enjoy the sex with him more than Callum, although I’d adopt Callum’s dog, Casey, any day.

If you had to exist for a week in one of your books … which one would it be? Would you be a central character or simply watch the story unfold from the sidelines?

Jade: I’d exist happily for a week in Dirty Bad Wrong as club Explicit. As for being a central character or watching from the sidelines, it depends how much I’d had to drink.

Dead or alive literary dinner party: who would you invite, and what would you serve?

Jade: This is the hardest question so far! I have so many lovely author friends now that it would have to be a bit of an open house party, I’m desperate to meet so many of them! I’d especially love to invite Jason Luke, as I’d talk to him about Jonah Noble forever, Jaden Wilkes as she makes me laugh so goddamn much with her Facebook statuses. Robert Holdstock, Martyn Bedford and Storm Constantine too, because their books spoke to much to me when I read them. 

As for what I’d serve, well, options are limited. I suck at cooking. A member of my family said a while ago, quite aptly, that I have the taste in food of a child at a birthday party. I’d probably crack open the party rings and the sausages on sticks.


If you had to write in a different genre which would it be and why?

Jade: Paranormal, most likely. I have a strong interest in Jungian psychology, so would quite enjoy taking on the strange, elusive, archetypal potentials of the paranormal. Hmm, maybe watch this space at some point.

What do you dislike the most about being an author?

Jade: I dislike nothing about being an author. I’ve racked my brain and there is no answer to be found, I love everything about it! I thank my lucky stars every morning that I get to live the life I’m living and wouldn’t change a thing about it.

 Favourite word? 

Jade: Most likely one of the expletives, sorry. That or aluminium, or maybe the word absolutely, or fantastic. I have a few, I think. No, wait… Photosynthesis. I was about seven and won my parents a game of Trivial Pursuit using that word. It’s definitely my favourite. Photosynthesis or f**k. Final answers.

Jade West was in the naughty chair: Author of The Dirty Bad Series.



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