Author Spotlight RL Jackson

Thank you for this interview!  I’d like to know more about you as a person first.  What do you do when you’re not writing?
Usually, Im catching up on TV, that I missed due to writing, lol
When did you start writing?
When I was around 12, i started making short stories and it evolved from there.

As a published author, what would you say was the most pivotal point of your writing life?
Making sure I treat my writing as a business and micro manage it in a way that I know all the projects I want to come out in the next year, and creating a schedule I can follow to hit those goals.
If you could go anywhere in the world to start writing your next book, where would that be and why?
Hawaii. Therese just something about being in a quiet cabana looking at the ocean and mountains, that id love to experience.
If you had 4 hours of extra time today, what would you do?
Id take a nap most likely. Sleep has been pretty elusive the last month or so
Where would you like to set a story that you haven’t done yet?
In the 50’s or 60’s era. Something about poodle skirts and classic Chevrolets…
Back to your present book, Crashing Into Me, how did you publish it?
I self published it. It was a labor of love and I made sure to do all my hard work justice by getting an editor which is pivitol. I’d advised anyone not to consider putting anything out there without a decent editor.
In writing your book, did you travel anywhere for research?
No I didn’t have to. I’ve visited Georgia and other mountain states in the past, so the fictional town is a mashup of places I’ve visited before. As for Florida, which is also mentioned, I actually live here, so need to travel there either, lol
Why was writing Crashing Into Me so important to you?
I wanted to tell a different story, one with realistic high-stakes and one i wanted to read. Also with the lead Male and Female being multicultural , I think it’s something our country needs more of. Who cares who you love? Just love.
Where do you get your best ideas and why do you think that is?
I get my ideas from examples of people around me, music I listen to, dreams I have. And sometimes, every once in a while, a story hits me out of the blue and it dumps in my brain. I dont care where I am, I stop and write it down so I can go back over it later and add to it. When that happens it always a little freaky but it makes the first draft go by in a whiz lol
What are you currently working on? Do you have any new projects released in the coming months? If so,
The sequel to Crashing is underway as well as some other exciting developments I cant mention yet, but stay tuned.
Part II
This or That?
Q: Alpha male or Rockstar? Alpha Male
Q: Winter or Summer? Winter
Q: Salad or Soup? Soup
Q: Swimming in a lake or the ocean?? Ocean shore
Q: Earthquake or Tornado? Neither! Hurricane, I at least know how to handles these
Q: Bath or Shower? Shower. Bath depends on what kind of tub is involved lol
Q: Coffee or Soda? Coffee mornings, Soda through the day
Q: Sausage or Bacon? Ugh, why do I have to choose? Sausage lol
Q: Football or Baseball? Football
Q: Brad Pitt or Tom Cruise? Brad Pitt baby. “The Legends of the Fall”, if you dont know it, Google it asap!
Q: One long vacation or several short mini vacations? Hmmmm I think several mini might be a good pressure valve sort of solution lol
Q: Exercise in a gym or at home? I’d rather pass out and look like a hot mess at home.
Q: Rock or Country music? I like Island Rock and Shania Twain. Cant make me choose
Q: Cruise or Resort? Resort
Q: Receive Chocolate or Flowers for a gift? Chocolate
Q: Your life is a movie would you rather be cast for an Action movie or a Comedy? Acton movie
Part III