Interview with J.T Jackson

Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I've been reading since I was three years old, So I'm not sure about the very first story. But I read A lot of Dr.Seuss and Shel Silverstein becaused I loved poetry so much. One of the first books I remember having a huge impact on me was The Doll People by Ann M. Martin. I was in the fifth grade maybe, and I fell in love with it. I think it was the first time a book had really captured me and something that I remember till this day.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I read on either my iPhone or iPad. I'm a Apple girl. I think they're great devices and I love that I can start on one device and pick up another right where I left off. They're great!
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Washington State. About Twenty Mintues from Seatttle. I would say it influenced my writing a lot, because there isn't too much that goes on around here, I would create my own little worlds and write about them. Plus it rains alot, so I'm stuck in the house alot and that gives me a chance to write.
When did you first start writing?
I would say about six or seven. I started writing poetry for my mom. Maybe around thirteen or fourteen was when I actually started writing stories, But I could never finish them. So there was a bunch or papers and book full of half written stories just laying around my room. Then when I was Sixteen or so, I started taking time to actually write and tried to finish something.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The freedom to create and do whatever I can imagine. I have always had a big imagaination and through writing, I am able to explore it more. I can create worlds and people the way they are in my head. And then knowing that I can bring other people to the world with me, It's a amazing feeling.
How important are names to you in your books? How do you chose them?
Names are really important to me. I feel like a name can make or break a character. It is important to me that They have a name that not only shows who they are, but that also fits the story. Thy was I chose them is I go to baby naming websites and I look up names. I try to avoid names that are popular for that year, and try to go for more unique and different names. I think that the meaning of a characters name should shape who they are and their role in the story.
Is there one subject you would never write about as an author? What is it?
I probably would never write a fantasy book. I love fantasy. I love reading and watching it. I'm a fan of lord of the rings and game of thrones, But I don't think I could ever write one. There is usally a lot going on in them and they require a LOT of time and attention, and I kinda have a short attention span. It is a amazing genre and they are so many wonderful authors who have been able to create amazing stories with it, but I just don't think I would be very good at it.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I like looking on Goodreads. They have different list of books on all topics and subjects all in one place. I can read a review about a book, and get ratings and find out where I can get it. I love it.
Do you ever get writers block
If you're a writer and you're not getting writers block, you're not doing something right. I get writers block all the time. When you're writing a story, and you have a great idea, You go, go ,go. Getting it all down, But at some point, You forget that everything has to flow at the same time. Sometimes I'll get it and a half hour later, I'm ready again. But other times, I won't write for months. I think writers block is important for writers to have because it gives you a chance to see back, rethink your story and then come back to it later with a fresh mind.
What is your favourite film and why?
I love tv and movies so much. It's hard to just pick one. But If I had to, I think one of my tops is Forrest Gump. I think it's simply a perfect movie. It has a love story and a little action, some drama. Amazing actors and a overall great storyline. I feel like one of the messages that can be taken away from it is, don't ever let people tell you can't do something, Because each and every single one of us are abled to do what ever we set are minds on.
Published 2014-05-09.
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Books by This Author

Live by the Sun, Love by the Moon
Price: Free! Words: 41,150. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Chick Lit
(3.00 from 1 review)
Luna Stone's life is far from normal. She's working two jobs as a barista and dances at a night club. A old friend from her past show's back up and she's about to start a internship at a law firm. The work wasn't hard. But what was hard was trying not to fall in love with her new over-achieving, young, polar opposite boss Mr.Ian Hanson.