An Interview with Fictional Cafe Barista Jason Brick
In this wide-ranging, 30-minute conversation about today’s writing and publishing environment, Jason shares his knowledge and experience as a writer, an author, and a publisher with curious Fictional Cafe writers who wish to create a sustainable business and income from their writing, rather than its being a hobby in which one indulges in his or her spare time.
Jason Brick is a professional writer, martial artist, travel addict, and dad whose work has been published across multiple genres and formats.
He has contributed over 3,000 articles and short stories to print magazines and online sites on topics ranging from home improvement, to health and wellness, to cocktail recipes, to small business management. Some of Jason’s top-level corporate clients include BlackBelt and Thrillist magazines, American Express, Intuit, and Mint.com.
Jason has ghostwritten more than 20 books and ebooks for corporate and private events. All five volumes of his Random Encounters series were simultaneously in their category top 10 on Amazon in early 2016.
Jason has been Fictional Cafe’s editorial/book publishing consultant almost from inception. As well as contributing his expertise to The Strong Stuff: The Best of Fictional Cafe, 2013-2017, he’s published three volumes of flash fiction, each story written by a different author – no mean feat. He is also an accomplished speaker and frequently travels to host workshops and deliver lectures at various writer’s conferences and festivals. When not writing, he studies jujitsu, capoeira, and Kenpo karate, cooks, travels and spoils his delightful wife and two fine sons. He lives in Oregon. Feel free to explore some of his previous contributions on FC.