Have you ever wanted to know what it would be like to hang out with your favorite author(s)? In an attempt to get a better understanding of authors, my Sensational Seven Q & A takes a closer or more personal look at these authors to give you a glimpse of the personalities behind the writing of your favorite books.
“Talent alone cannot make a writer. There must be a man behind the book; a personality which, by birth and quality, is pledged to the doctrines there set forth, and which exists to see and state things so, and not otherwise.” By Ralph Waldo Emerson
Jackson Pearce is twenty-five years old and currently lives in Atlanta, Georgia, with a slightly cross-eyed cat and a lot of secondhand furniture. She recently graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in English and a minor in Philosophy. She auditioned for the circus once, but didn't make it; other jobs she's had include obituaries writer, biker bar waitress, and receptionist. In addition, Jackson coaches both colorguard and winterguard at a local high school.
Jackson began writing when she got angry that the school librarian couldn't tell her of a book that contained a smart girl, horses, baby animals, and magic. Her solution was to write the book herself when she was twelve. Her parents thought it was cute at first, but have grown steadily more concerned for her ever since. She is the author of AS YOU WISH and her current novel, SISTERS RED is in stores today!
If you were given a chance to travel back in time, what year or place would you go / Why?
I think I’d go to the early 1900’s. So much was happening there from a cultural standpoint—technology was developing and changing lives, women in the U.S. were finally standing up together for their rights, and music and fashion were both getting bolder and sexier. Not to mention the fact that some amazing people were alive back then—Mark Twain, Nikola Tesla, Thomas Edison…
Describe your novel in seven words or less?
BAM! KAPOW! WOOSH! STAB! I love you.
Please share with us about your favorite book and fictional crush to date?
Easy. Harry Potter and Harry Potter. Or maybe the Weasley twins. Or maybe Lupin. The final books in this series are ripe with sexy male characters.
Oh, that’s tough. I think I’d like to be Katsa, from GRACELING. Awesome fighting skills, a healthy AND romantic relationship, and a grace that makes her basically indestructible. What’s not to like?
If Hollywood made a movie about your life, whom would you like to see play the lead role as you/ Why?
Samuel L. Jackson. Because we have the same name, sort of.
If someone wrote a biography about you, what do you think the title should be – please explain?
How would you describe yourself/life in seven words?
Books, Jokes, Videos, Colorguard, Candy, Lalala, Joy
Thanks for stopping by Jackson!
For more information about Jackson Pearce and her books, please visit her website here.