Sunday 6 November 2011

Class of 2k12 #2 Introducing

Corrine JacksonThe Class of 2k12 is a group of authors whose debut young adult and middle grade fiction will be released in 2012. There should be a set of interviews coming over the next couple of months, to get them heard so you know what great releases will be coming.

Our next class member is Corrine Jackson!

Q:  In less than 140 characters, what is your book about?
A:  If I Lie -  girl struggles with the ramifications of keeping a secret for her boyfriend, a Marine who has gone MIA in Afghanistan.
       Touched -  
A healer who takes on every injury she heals meets a boy who can’t feel anything and sparks ensue.

Q:  What was it that made you go for it and write a novel?
A:  For me, I had to come up with an idea that I fell in love with. Once I found the right idea, nothing could’ve stopped me from getting it down. I was on fire to write my first novel. I daydreamed about it all the time and couldn’t wait to write every day. Plus, I had a couple of great first readers who begged for the next chapters. It was a very exciting time for me.

Q:  What was the hardest thing about writing your book?
Touched (Touched, #1)A:  Finding the time and energy to work on it. I have a full time day job that requires a lot of creative and mental energy. I’m also on a laptop for 8 or more hours. To go home and get back on a computer and be creative takes commitment. Sometimes it’s easier to watch TV. My DVR is the devil sitting on my shoulder to tempt me to not write.

Q: What's your favourite book of all time?
A:  I’d have to say JANE EYRE. Or any one of the HARRY POTTER books. It’s a tossup and really dependent on my mood.  

Q:  How long did it take you to write this book?
A:  TOUCHED took 3 ½ months. IF I LIE took a year. Funny enough, TOUCHED is twice as long as IF I LIE. Go figure.

Q:  Did you always want to be a writer?
A: YES. But I lacked confidence. Plus everything I did was always about security. I picked my careers based on the measure of job security they offered. Honestly, I wish that I’d taken more chances when I was younger. Then again, all roads have lead here, and I’m pretty happy with here.

Q:  What's your favourite thing about writing?
A:  I love when I get in the groove and the writing is flowing. When that happens, it’s like someone else is writing the story and I’m just transcribing it for them. I feel so lucky then to get to watch this movie in my head.      

Q:  Do you judge a book by it's cover?
A: Often. A really great cover can suck me in and get me to read the back cover or inside flap. In the end, though, it’s the story that gets me. 

Touched & If I Lie
Autumn/Winter 2012 

1 comment:

Thanks for taking time to read this!
Comments are much loved.
Nina xxx

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