Carol’s ‘Close Up’ today with Author Hunter S Jones

Carol Bridgestock


I’m  very excited today to  be interviewing Author Hunter S. Jones who is a lifelong writer and presently resides in Midtown Atlanta. Georgia. Hunter regularly contributes articles to fashion and rock and roll publications, both in print and online. However, you will often find her writing articles for newspapers and quarterly professional publications. 


Great to meet you! Tell me a little about Hunter ?

The art form I create when writing is much more interesting than anything you will ever know or learn about me. However, since you ask, I have lived in Tennessee and Georgia my entire life, except for one “lost summer” spent in Los Angeles. I was always a complex kid. My first published stories were for a local underground rock publication in Nashville. I have published articles on music, fashion, art, travel and history. Currently, I have a music blog and published my debut novella, Fables of the Reconstruction, in 2012. I have a fascination with Edgar Allan Poe and Anne Rice, although like any Southern girl, I will always idolize Margaret Mitchell for writing Gone With The Wind. I live in Atlanta, Georgia with my partner, my books and a million dollar view.

What are you working on now?

My short story Magic in Memphis, the Yule story for the Moon Rose Publishing anthology A Celtic Tapestry has just completed final edits. It’s the first romantic fiction I have ever created. It is  about real people with a happily ever after ending. I am interested to see how the audience takes to it.

Share something with me that nobody else knows about you. 

I have a crush on one of my Facebook friends.

And I guess you’re not going to share with us who? ;-)

Go on then… Who would you like to share a cup of coffee and a natter with? You’re Facebook crush?

Johnny Depp, no doubt. Even though I have no idea what a natter is, I would be willing to attempt it with him.

How do you relax?

Good music and a good book, not necessarily at the same time. I also love the Caribbean and try to visit as often as possible.

If you won the lottery what would you spend it on?

Besides coffee and a natter with Johnny Depp, a year or two spent exploring Europe. Yes, that would be a great start.

Are you a savoury or sweets girl?

Def a savoury girl. I even love spicy chocolate.

Have you ever had dark chocolate and chili? That’s my favourite!

What’s your earliest memory?

Tying my shoe.

What has been your favourite year and why?

This year because we don’t know how it ends yet.

I like that… :-)

 What’s your faourite smell?

Le Baiser Du Dragon By Cartier

 What was the last thing you laughed at?

Oh my…I laugh all the time…probably this morning reading Livia Ellis’ comments on Facebook about how she was developing a new character.

What’s the best advice you’ve been given or best advice you’d give?

Hope for the best & expect the worst. Sage advice.

What’s your favourite band?

The Rolling Stones. I have had a fascination with them my entire life probably because their music gives so much respect to the deep musical heritage of the American South. And, I’ve already mentioned the impression Margaret Mitchell made on me.

Who was the most famous person you have worked with and what were they really like?

I can’t really say…let me think about this one.

The prized possession valued above all others?

I hold the key to someone’s heart and value that above all others.

The unqualified regret you wish you could amend?

Same as before…I can’t really say…let me think it and get back to you.

The way you would spend your fantasy 24hrs, with no restrictions?

Now, this is really a loaded question. The day would begin with a call from Clooney in the morning, lunch with Mick in Paris then I would meet Beckham later. Of course, everyone would be taking me shopping and bringing gifts. Although, in my dreams I always end up with Mr. Depp, no matter where my mind roams.

The temptation you wish you could resist.

Lol…chocolate and red wine.

Me too…

The unending quest that drives you on?


The poem that touches your soul?

The one emailed to me this morning.

The misapprehension about yourself that you wish you could erase?

Do these shoes make my feet look big? Does this dress make me look fat? Those, and I actually go through a huge phase of anxiety every time I publish anything.

The event that altered the course of your life/character?

The death of my brother.

The crime you would commit knowing you could get away with it?

The only crime I would want to commit, IF I could get away with it, would be a Cartier jewellery heist. With George Clooney. Somewhere on the French Riviera….

The song that means the most to you?

The one written about me.

The happiest moment you cherish?

No doubt, the minute you realize that you are truly in love.

The saddest time that shook your world?

The loss of my brother. I will never recuperate from that.

The unfulfilled ambition that continues to haunt you?

It would be great to be able to play the guitar. If I could play guitar, I would rule the world. hehe

The philosophy that underpins your world?

Do unto others. Although there are times I hope karma happens before I have to wait until another life time…

That’s Bob’s philosophy too…

The way you want to be remembered?

She lived her life.

You can find Hunter online at

 Moon Rose Publishing has just released their newest book, A CELTIC TAPESTRY! An anthology between eight authors, each one has taken their own twist on one of the Celtic festivals of the year. From sunny spring to chilly winter, everyone’s favourite season is given a fresh and enticing take in this wonderful collection. To celebrate, Moon Rose Publishing is also hosting a fabulous giveaway as part of the release!




The wheel of the year turns, bringing the joy of spring, the warmth of summer, the richness of autumn, and the merriment of winter. But eight Celtic festivals link these seasons together, bringing with them romance, lust, danger, and even magic. From a city under threat from night-time creatures at Ostara, to a selkie caught by the light of the Lughnasadh moon, to a writer caught in the flames of a fiery goddess at Imbolc.

Eight authors have come together to give their own twist on these festivals, weaving each story with a blend of myth, magic, and contemporary telling…to create A Celtic Tapestry.






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