Frequently Asked Questions

J.S. Eades

Do you intend to write a sequel?

​Yes, I plan to start working on a sequel very soon.  It might even turn out to be a trilogy.  Right now I'm in the midst of writing a stand-alone novel which is not connected to the "Promises and Other Broken Things" universe.

Why would you write a book about cheating? Does this mean you approve of infidelity?

​No, I don't condone cheating at all.  I just wanted to write a realistic, honest story about two people who ended up in a situation they were not looking for--and they tried to avoid--but fell in love with each other anyway. Because it happens, and it doesn't always mean those involved are horrible, selfish, evil individuals.  Real life is much more complicated than that, and is rarely ever black and white. 

Is this story actually about yourself? It reads too real to be truly fiction.

No, I assure you "Promises and Other Broken Things" is completely fictional.  I've talked to a lot of people while doing my research for it, but it is definitely not a true story.

Why did you decide to self-publish?

​I did a lot of research on both traditional publishing and self-publishing, and asked many questions of writer friends who have done either.  At the end of the day, the decision came down to timing and ease.  I may try traditional publishing in the future, but for right now this is what made the most sense for me.