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Sep 29, 2012

Today's Guest: Young adult novelist JC Isabella, author of Chasing McCree and The Unofficial Zack Warren Fan Club.

Mr. Media is recorded live before a studio audience of Florida-based Accios with mischief and mirth just a spell and a trek away… in the NEW new media capital of the world… St. Petersburg, Florida!

Watch this exclusive Mr. Media interview with young adult novelist J.C. Isabella, author of 'Chasing McCree,' by clicking on the video player above!

J.C. Isabella wanted to write books.

But doing it the old fashioned way – you know, with paper and ink – can be a torturous, time-consuming process with no promise of success.

And so, modern, resourceful young twenty-something that she is, J.C. chose the do-it-yourself route. She wrote her first book, The Unofficial Zack Warren Fan Club in 2011 and published it in November as an ebook available via’s Kindle and Barnes & Noble’s Nook. She knows what high school kids think.

That apparently was a pretty good experience, and within three months, she wrote and published a second book, The Council, A Witch’s Memory. Book number three – Chasing McCree – arrived just 60 days later. And her fourth, the short story The McCree’s Star Spangled 4th – was in e-readers on July 5.

I expect she’ll tell us that her fifth book, The Unofficial Story of Kyle B. Johnston, will be out any day now.
J.C. ISABELLA audio excerpt: "I was teased a lot in high school but I haven't used anything that specifically happened to me yet in a book... Writing about high school--there's so much you can do with that. I like to write about first things that happen to you." 
You can LISTEN to this interview with young adult romance novelist J.C. ISABELLA, author of CHASING McCREE and THE UNOFFICIAL ZACK WARREN FAN CLUB by clicking the audio player above!

The great thing about J.C.’s books is that the barrier to entry – the cost – is very low, just 99 cents per title.

How does an author make money at that price? Well, J.C., who lives in Clearwater, Florida, has found a way – as a matter of fact she quit her job earlier this year to be a full-time author. I think you’ll enjoy her story.

By the way, if you read a lot of young adult fiction, there are many more interviews like this one at, including my conversations with Sara Zarr, James Dashner, Lisa McMann and Heather Brewer.

Footnote: No trees were harmed in the making of J.C. Isabella’s books – or this interview.

J.C. Isabella Website • Facebook • Twitter • Goodreads • Order Chasing McCree from Kindle Shop for just 99 cents

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