Laura Jackson loves books–reading and writing them. A life-long reader, Laura studied English in college and taught 7th grade language arts before earning her Master’s degree and becoming a school librarian. Now, she spends her days sharing great books with kids and her evenings writing books about teenage girls discovering God and His plan for their lives.
Doesn’t anyone feel she’s worth their time?
Routinely ignored by her single mother, high school senior Lindsey Hamilton hides her loneliness behind a mask of flirtatious self-confidence that has many boys wrapped around her finger. However, during community service required for graduation, she meets a shy guy with a haunted past who barely gives her the time of day. Why doesn’t he like her?
Then the father she thought had abandoned her before birth wants to meet, and she discovers everything she believed about him is a lie.
How will Lindsey learn to trust so she can realize that she has been loved all along?
Q&A with Laura Jackson…
Angela asks, “What advice do you have for newbie writers?”
Read. Reading helps us learn the pacing of a novel and what makes great writing stand out.
I also find it helpful to hire an editor or at least beta readers. I’ve read writing books, but I learned more through having someone show me what was wrong and walk me through fixing it.
Laura P. asks, “”If you could hangout with your characters for the day, what would you want to do and why?”
We’d go volunteer at Covington House, helping out people in the community. Then, we’d hang out on the water since the main characters in both of my books had meaningful experiences on the beach.
Zekkaina S. asks, “What is the most unique author experience you’ve had so far?”
I don’t know if I’d call it unique because it probably happens to every author, but it’s surreal to get emails from people who have read my books and loved them. Sometimes the character’s journey resonated with them for some reason, and I love that they let me know. It’s amazing to think God could use a story that was stuck in my head to draw someone closer to Him. It’s encouraging yet humbling.
Gabrial J. asks, “By the time your first book was published, did you already have a second book written?”
No. When Worth the Wait released in February 2014, I was working on a story about a girl named MJ. Then, the publisher asked if I wanted to write a second book in the Waltham Academy series, so I stopped working on my new story and wrote Worth the Time. Now, I’m back to MJ and can’t wait to share her story with readers.
Thanks so much for sharing with us today, Laura! It was a treat to have you!
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