Interview with Kitten K. Jackson

What are your five favorite books, and why?
* A Time to Kill by John Grisham -- I love Grisham's sarcastic humor. Great story. Gut wrenching and smart, with humor sprinkled throughout.
* The Firm by John Grisham -- Being from Alabama, I love that this book mentions places on our Gulf Coast. That, aside from being a really great thriller.
* Master For Tonight I & II by Elaine Barris -- I edited both of these books. I've never been much for vampires or erotica (though my books have some pretty graphic sex scenes), but Elaine's characters are so lovable and believable, and the storyline is so engrossing, they sucked me in. I'm a vampire fan now! MFTI is really good, but MFTII is a lot better! Very hard to put down! And Elaine is a southern girl. : )
* Created Darkly by Gena D. Lutz -- I also edited this book. Another vampire book! This one is about a necromancer who slays vampires. It's imaginative and smart, and I can't wait to read the next in the series.
* Seven Unholy Days by Jerry Hatchett -- I love Jerry's writing style. He's another southern writer, which makes his thrillers even more special to me. His knowledge of...practically everything is amazing! Pawnbroker is also spellbinding, and I'm looking forward to his next thriller, Unallocated Space.
What do you read for pleasure?
I usually read what I like to write--THRILLERS! Twist me in every direction, and I'll love you forever. Just don't kill animals in your books. I hate it when people write animals into their books just to kill them off or hurt them for the sake of shock or suspense. I won't ever do that.
Describe your desk
My couch. Beside me is a wooden cutting board, which I use for my external mouse. (I had a Keeping Secrets II mouse pad on it, but it, along with my wedding & engagement rings, has disappeared. I heard my husband walk through the house the other night, but he was busy on his computer. It's the spirit that haunts me. Another story....) My computer is on my lap, on top of a plastic contraption my husband bought for me, which has a built-in fan in it to cool the computer. My feet are propped on a large black trunk that I use for a coffee table/foot stool.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
ALABAMA! Roll Tide! Though my first two books are set in Pensacola, Florida, where I lived for four years, my main character's mother is from Muscle Shoals, Alabama. Abbie tells about the incredible music history in the small town, which I also call home. Abbie is a Bama fan, and she gives a 10% discount to anyone in her coffee shop, The Coffee Break, who wears their Bama (or Auburn, to be fair) paraphernalia. I'm sure my roots had a huge influence on my writing, just as everyone else's has. My books will probably always be set in the south, because that's where I've lived all my life. I hate the heat and humidity of the summers, but otherwise, I love being a southern girl.
When did you first start writing?
I don't ever remember not writing.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
That's tough. There is so much that I love about writing. I think it's a tie between hearing from my readers how much they love my books and feeling my paperbacks in my hands. AWESOME! Both those things make me feel all warm and fuzzy inside!
What do your fans mean to you?
Are you kidding? There are no words! You pour your heart and soul into a book, you push that publish button, and then you just hope and pray that someone will read your stories, and even more, that they will love them. Giving birth to that story is wonderful, but if no one reads it, it's sort of like being all dressed up, with nowhere to go. When I say I love my readers, I mean it! They give me something no one else can. They give me the fuel I need to keep writing! I love you guys! <3
What are you working on next?
I have three works in progress. I'm working on my third Keeping Secrets book, Generational Curses. Also, there's No Justice, a book about two brothers who were murdered ten years apart, and neither of their killers ever served time. It's loosely based on a true story. I'm also working on Lullabies, which is about an inconvenient child and the murder of her mother.
Published 2014-08-10.
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Books by This Author

The Bloody Triangle -- a short story
Price: Free! Words: 5,930. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Short stories, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
Author Kristen Quinn is in love with a great guy named Scott Landen. The problem is that Scott neglected to mention the fact that he's living with an unstable woman named Tonya Hudson whom he's been trying to leave for quite a while. When Tonya finds a photo of the happy couple on Scott's phone, she can't hide the crazy anymore!
Cheaters & Broken Hearts -- Surviving the Love Triangle
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 51,690. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Dysfunctional relationships
Cheaters & Broken Hearts is about facing reality and putting the blame where it belongs--on the cheater. Kitten K. Jackson candidly discusses her experiences on all sides of the love triangle and uses the knowledge she gained to help you learn how to heal from the agony of infidelity with logic, direct language, and humor. It's like listening to your best friend.