Hurray, its my 2nd interview!! A.l. Jackson is a New York Times Bestselling Author and the author to one of my favourite books, Take This Regret (click to see review) and also some other amazing books like Pulled, Come To Me Quietly, etc.
Without further delay, let’s skip right to the interview…
1. Tell us a little about yourself and your background.
Hey everyone, I’m A.L. Jackson, but you can call me Amy J. I write contemporary and new adult romance and absolutely love it! I’ve been writing for about six years now. I’m married to my soul mate (yes, I believe in love at first sight!!) and we have three amazing kids who aren’t so little anymore.
2.Most of your books depict the journey to attain love as a difficult one. What’s your personal take on love??
I got really fortunate and met and married an incredible, wonderful man when I was young. Not to say we never struggle, but our love always comes first. But I think there is a lot of beauty in a love that has to be fought for, which is the reason I think my books tend to slant in the more angsty, emotional direction.
3. Since Take This Regret is one of my all-time favorites, I’m really curious about how the idea for that book came to you…
This is kind of funny, but I remember it really clearly. It was years and years ago, but I was out to dinner with my family, and I literally was struck with this character…Christian Davison. I remember lifting my head and staring at the wall, and the story just rushed me. Christian, Elizabeth, and Lizzie were all there. Of course there were some changes as I wrote and learned the characters more as the story progressed, but it was a very sudden idea that hit me on that one.
4. Which of your own books is your personal favorite and why??
That would be a toss-up between Come to Me Quietly and A Stone in the Sea. I love a broken bad boy…and well, Jared and Sebastian just fit that bill. They’re also both very strong characters who are fighting for what they believe is right, and I love getting into the psyche of a character like that.
5.What books are you currently working on??
I just finished A Stone in the Sea! It was an amazing writing experience…that book flowed from me in a way that none of my other books ever have and I’m completely in love with the end result. I’m taking the month off for editing and release, and then I’ll be starting on the second book, Drowning to Breathe, beginning in March.
6.What’s your favorite quote??
Worrying won’t stop the bad stuff from happening. It just stops you from enjoying the good.
7.What’s your favorite color?
8. Favorite books and songs??
Books: The Law of Moses, Becoming Calder, Finding Eden.
Songs: Open Water ~ blessthefall, The Boy Who Blocked His Own Shot ~ Brand New
9. Favorite classic and contemporary authors?
Favorite classic would have to be Margaret Mitchell (Gone with the Wind was the first romance I ever read and I’ve been in love with the genre ever since!) Contemporary authors would be Amy Harmon, Mia Sheridan, and Colleen Hoover.
10. Message to your readers??
Just thank you!! I could never do what I do without all of your support, and it truly means the world to me.
Thank you sooo much Amy J for doing the interview!!!!!
And here’s MY message to Romance genre readers- if you haven’t read an A.L. Jackson, you’re seriously missing out… 😀