Author Interview with A.L. Jackson

Before I get started with the interview i would like to thank A.L Jackson for taking the time out from writing to do this with me, she is a amazing author, one of my favorite authors and i'm so glad i know her.

What is the hardest thing about writing?

Definitely the amount of time it takes me. I’m a very slow writer, which can get frustrating.

Have you ever had writers block - if so what got you through it?

I usually take a break and read. There’s nothing like reading to fuel the imagination.

Do you read much or at all?

Yes, tons. I try to spend at least a couple hours reading before I go to bed each night.

If you do read who/what are your favorite Authors/Genre?

I love romance, any romance, but lately I’ve been reading a lot of NA Romance. My faves are Molly McAdams and Colleen Hoover.

Do you read your books review?

I only follow the reviews on my blog tours. I realize that not everyone is going to love my books, but negative reviews can definitely damage our creativity and cause us to question ourselves, so I try to be careful not to get into that.

If you were asked for advise from a aspiring writer what would you tell them?

Definitely to make sure you love writing and you’re doing it for the right reasons. Publishing is a difficult industry with a lot of ups and downs, but it is totally worth it if you love what you do.

Which Authors inspire you?

Oh my goodness, so many. I love reading the stories of fellow indie authors and how they’ve made it.

Tell us a bit about yourself?

Well let’s see…I’m married to my soul mate…still madly in love after almost twenty years. I have three amazing babies who aren’t quite babies anymore, but they’re my world.

How does it feel to have your work published?


I watched that video of you seeing your work on the shelf,  i thought it was awesome to see how much it means to the authors of the books. we don't get to it see that much. Thank you for sharing that with us.

Do you still like writing as much as you did when you first started?

Oh that’s a tough one…both yes and no. When I wrote Pulled, my first book, I did it with no expectations. So there was a lot of freedom in that and it was new and exciting, and definitely is one of the best memories of my life. And I truly still love writing. I just have to look at it a bit differently since it’s now my job. It adds new stresses, but it’s still something I adore doing.

Where is your favorite place to write if you have one?

I usually write at my kitchen table. Weird, right? Especially when I have a separate office and a writing cove in my bedroom. But I find I stay the most alert when I’m out in the middle of things.

If you weren't writing what else do you be doing?

Oh goodness, I don’t even know. That sounds like a nightmare ;)

What is your comfort food?

Mashed potatoes and gravy. YUUUUUUM!

Do you use a Pen name or real name?

Pen name

Do you listen to music when you write?

Usually to get me in the mood, but typically turn it off one I get absorbed in my characters.

The funnest thing happened at a signing?

Oh this is ongoing… I know everyone’s faces but can never remember their names.

The Scariest thing happened at a signing?

Ahh well that would be on the way to a signing. We had to leave our hotel in the middle of the night and went to my car to head to the airport and had a guy who obviously didn’t have good intentions approach us. Let’s just say I’d never gotten my car in gear as fast as I did then.

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Chocolate - White / Dark / Milk


Pets - Dog / Cat / Bird / Fish


Hair - Long / Short


Getaway - Mountains / Beach


Holidays - Easter / Xmas / Halloween


Movies - Horror /Comedy / Romance


Wine - Red / White


Season - Summer / Winter


Meal - Fast Food / Home-cooked


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About The Author

A.L. Jackson is the New York Times bestselling author of Take This Regret and Lost to You, as well as other contemporary romance titles, including Pulled and When We Collide.

She first found a love for writing during her days as a young mother and college student. She filled the journals she carried with short stories and poems used as an emotional outlet for the difficulties and joys she found in day-to-day life.

Years later, she shared a short story she’d been working on with her two closest friends and, with their encouragement, this story became her first full length novel. A.L. now spends her days writing in Southern Arizona where she lives with her husband and three children. Her favorite pastime is spending time with the ones she loves.

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Synchrony by Cindy Ray Hale

Synchrony (Destiny #2)
Release Date: 2014


When her parents
discover she’s been sneaking out with Isaac Robinson the forbidden Baptist boy,
Mormon girl Destiny Clark decides it’s time to keep their relationship quiet.
As their relationship moves to shakier ground, Destiny discovers that Isaac has
a terrible secret, and she is left completely shattered.

The moment Destiny feels all hope is lost, Preston Nelson, her longtime church
friend and Isaac's bitter rival, arrives like a beacon of light. It isn't long
before two separate disasters strike for Preston and Destiny's best friend,
Hannah. As Destiny helps them through their issues, she discovers that
sometimes the best way to forget about your own problems is to help a friend in

Just as her heart begins to mend and her friendship with Preston begins to heat
up, Isaac walks back into her life, threatening to rekindle the feelings she’d
hoped to bury forever. Will Destiny and Preston find the synchrony they so
desperately need, or will she find a way to forgive Isaac and return to his
outstretched arms?

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About Author

Cindy Ray Hale lives in Tennessee with her husband and four children. In addition to being a writer,she's an avid reader and a social media junkie.
At the age of 17, she wrote a short story, "Instant Harmony" which later appeared in the April 2000 issue of "New Era," the official magazine for the youth of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Destiny is her first book and will be available for purchase November 5, 2013.

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Maura Pierce seems to have everything – a bright future, a trust fund and a boyfriend who can’t wait to settle down. It almost seems like enough until Nate Sullivan comes home. Nate – her childhood best friend, her first love. The boy who left without a trace one night and broke her heart. When their attraction threatens the future she and her parents have so carefully crafted, loyalties will be tested and secrets will be uncovered. Giving in may cost her everything. But how do you resist the only thing you’ve ever really wanted?

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Elizabeth O’Roark is a former medical writer who now lives in Washington, DC with her three youngish children.   She is an avid reader and runner, when she is able to escape the aforementioned children.  And she absolutely prefers writing fiction (a.k.a. just making shit up) to writing about liver transplants and amniocentesis.
“Undertow”, though completely fictitious, was heavily influenced by the 5 years she lived in Charleston, SC.  She is currently hard at work on her second novel, tentatively titled “The Finish Line”.

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What I Think

I really liked this book the characters are just like you would find if you ran into them down the street (but they wouldn't be seen shopping for themselves) Jordan is just like the rest of the family all stuckup but Maura and her grandfather weren't like the rest they seen people as themselves not were they came from or how much money they had.

Jordan and Maura went to Paradise Cove every summer were a lot of the kids they knew did. She loved it there she met Nate there he was the Maids son. every year they would hang out with each other when Maura got older she seen Nate differently she started falling for him and him for her. but something happened and Maura didnt come back to Paradise Cove for five years.

 She was graduating very soon and out of the blue Ethan, Jordan's best friend rang her and said he is in town and would love to catch up, she went out for dinner with him. one thing lead to another and they were seeing each other. Maura had been thinking that she should go back to the Cove as her grandmother was getting older and she didnt know how long she would be alive.

Im not going to say anything else as it will give things away and it is a really nice read
I gave this book a 4 readers rating it is on my must read list for this year.

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