Laurie Jackson


Laurie Jackson is currently enrolled in the BFA for Creative Writing for Entertainment program at Full Sail University. She is currently working on her youngest sister’s story about her battle with and loss to eye cancer. Laurie is a mother and a grandmother with a passion for writing for children. She holds a diploma for Writing for Children and Teenagers from The Institute of Children’s Literature. Laurie is a down to earth country girl and this is reflected in her writing. Other projects that Laurie is working on are a series chapter book for middle grade, and a picture book for toddlers to preschool. She also has a comic book aimed for 15 and up, in the works.

Smashwords Interview

What is your writing process?
I first decide on the topic that I want to write about. I then decide on the number of characters. Once I have the topic and characters worked out I then write an outline. At this point I start to develop the story.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
The first story I ever read was Black Beauty. The impact it had on me was how Black Beauty was able to use his strength and survive anything. That message came to me at a time when I was struggling with my own self worth and identity. I came away from the story knowing that I too could find strength within myself and survive anything.
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Where to find Laurie Jackson online


Keeping It Short: An Anthology of Flash Fiction
You set the price! Words: 4,730. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2014. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Flash fiction
An anthology of six flash fiction stories. Seth and Addie; The Ruin; Love Lost, Love Found; The Car; UFO; The Sister-in-Law. The stories are about the chance meeting of two strangers, greed and attacking machines, finding love in tragedy, boyhood curiosity and murder, a UFO on the ocean's bottom, two sister-in-laws perspective of running into each other while out for lunch.
Matt and Mark: The Farmhouse Adventure
Price: Free! Words: 2,910. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2014. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Short Stories
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This is the first short story in a short story adventures series about two bothers named Matt and Mark. In this story they decide to check out an old farmhouse that they have been told to stay away from. This is one adventure they soon won't forget.

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