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Sunday, August 26, 2012

Interview & Contest Info with Trish Jackson Autor of Way Out of Line

About the Author: 

I grew up on a farm in Zimbabwe, Africa, and lived through many adventures that sparked my imagination, including having to keep a loaded UZI by my side every night in case of an attack by armed terrorists. I love animals and my grandchildren, and am happiest in my country home in Florida tapping out a new novel on my computer keyboard.

Interview Questions….

1.      What inspired you to become a writer? 

       My Mom is a published writer—she writes short stories--and my Dad always encouraged me to write.

2.      When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?
      I used to win "essay competitions" during my school  years, and often wrote articles plus a children's book after that, but it was in 1990 that I decided I wanted to write a novel—and was amazed and ecstatic when the story was all there in my head and the characters came to life and told me what to write.

3.      What genre(s) do you write? Why do you write the stories that you write? 

      I write romantic suspense. I think because I've always loved romance and I lived in a suspenseful environment in Africa. As a child I wished I could have a real adventure, and shooting cobras and deadly black mambas, driving on roads that could have land mines in them, or spending a night in a military camp when they were expecting to be mortared could all be termed adventures, I guess.

4.      Where did the inspiration for your book come from? 

      The writer who inspired me the most is Wilbur Smith, a best-selling author who writes extreme romantic suspense—with vivid sex scenes and terrifying adventures.

5.      How long does it take you to put a story together?

              My first novel took about a year. I wrote several others after that before I actually tried to write for publication. I write the first draft in a few months to get the basic story down, then I spend as long as is necessary to get it as good as I can make it.

6.      Can you share a little about your novels with us? 
      My most recently published novel is WAY OUT OF LINE, which is about two kids from Texas, and the far reaching consequences of a little white lie. Trent's lover, Hal, who doesn't know her real age, is thrown into prison for statutory rape. They truly love each other, though, and their love strong enough to survive years of physical torment for him and mental torment for her. They are finally reunited in Mozambique, Africa and have to find their way home from the African wilderness.


Hal poured the lotion into the palm of his hand, hoping she wouldn’t notice it was shaking. He started rubbing it slowly onto her back. Her skin was soft and warm. He had to summon all his control to keep his hands confined to her back.

"Now my legs, please." Amber eyes studied him coolly from under thick brown lashes. She flinched and squirmed at the first touch of his hands on her thighs. 

This is crazy. I must be crazy. He couldn’t stop. He never wanted to stop touching her. Slowly, he felt the tense muscles soften under his caress. She moaned. 

"Your hands are so warm," she whispered. 

She’s a little wasted. Just enough that I could do anything I want to her. His hands moved to the inside of her thighs, and he pictured himself slipping his fingers under the skimpy scrap of fabric. 

His heart raced and he turned his gaze to her face, trying to gauge her mood. Her eyes were half closed, her breathing slow and relaxed. This is way out of line. She’s so fucking innocent. I can’t take advantage of her like this. It just wouldn’t be right.

As he watched her face, her mouth opened slightly and her eyes closed. Her breathing became slow and deep, and she whimpered and twitched a little. He jerked his hand away and shook his head. I can’t believe it. She’s asleep.

Hal didn’t want to stop. Not now. Not when he was so close. His body ached all over with desire. So trusting, like a puppy. He stared down at her, breathing heavily.

In REDNECK P.I., Twila Taunton is working in Yankee territory when she falls for Harland O'Connor and works with him in his private investigation business. Her methods are a little off, but she brings down a dangerous maniac—with the help of her weed-smoking, hard drinking great aunt Essie and hacker of note, Gasser Cunha. Oh… and Harland has a twin who is a cop, and Twila's hormones can't tell the difference between the two of them, even though she's allergic to cops.


“Twila. I know your name now,” he said from close behind me. “You are the only woman in this room who interests me. You gonna tell me why you’re so unfriendly?”

   “It’s none of your business,” I said through clenched teeth. “Why don’t you just leave me alone?”

   “I will. But I’m gonna get your phone number from Jane and I will call you. You will find out that when I want something, I never give up. You’re the only real woman here, and I want you. You want me too, but you just won’t admit it.”

   Later, when we all went out onto the balcony to watch the fireworks, he stood close behind me. So close that I could feel his breath on the back of my neck. I don’t know how many people were out there, but it was a tight squeeze, and it seemed that every time someone moved, his body made contact with mine. Despite my distrust of men, it made me feel hot all over.

   The most annoying thing about him was that afterwards, when Jane and I discussed him, she told me that it was a proven fact that people whose eyes meet despite their best efforts to avoid it, always ended up having sex.

7.      Who is your favorite character in your novel and why?

      Twila is my favorite because she can do or say anything she wants without caring what others think of her. And she does.

8.      What has surprised you the most about the whole processes of getting your books on the market? 

      I was just so excited when Uncial Press accepted Redneck P.I. for publication—and they led me through the whole process.  

9.  Would you like to share what the reviewers are saying about your books? 

     WAY OUT OF LINE -- Jackson ratchets up the suspense with each chapter, weaving a tapestry of intrigue and emotion until she draws all the threads together. This book is a well written, exciting novel that could cost the reader some sleep because it is difficult to leave it even for a little while. Ruth Ann Hixson, Author

REDNECK P.I. -- The characters in this tale are unique to say the least. Dialogue and Twila's introspection into her life and situations is unequaled by other more mundane tales. This is one of those rare books I'll read again just because it makes me smile so much. If you read for enjoyment like I do this is one of the best of the year. Romance, suspense, and fun fill the pages making it harder to put down than most. Dee Dailey, The Romance Studio.

10.  How many books have you written? 

      WAY OUT OF LINE and REDNECK P.I. are the two that have been published. KICKASSITUDE, The sequel to Redneck P.I.,  is due to be released in March 2013. In this book Twila is adopted by a dog, who wears a studded leather collar and rides around Quisby, Alabama on the back of her Harley with her.

11.  What are you working on next? 

       IMPASSIONED is a novel about a two sexy hunks and a Colorado small-town veterinarian who has to face her greatest fear when her dark past finally catches up with her.

12.  What do you like to do for fun when you’re not writing? 

I love horse riding and hiking, and spending time with my grandchildren.

13.  How can readers contact you?

Twitter: @trishjaxon

Book Trailer Way Out of Line by Trish Jackson

Book Trailer Redneck P.I. By Trish Jackson

15.   When does your book go on sale and where can we buy it? 

16.  Last but not least is there anything that you would like to add?

Thank you very much, Leigh, for including me in your list of guests, it's been such a pleasure.
I'd love to answer questions if anyone has them. Post them here or email me direct at trish @ trishjackson dot com.

I'm giving away two free copies of Way Out of Line in a drawing at  Goodreads.com – there's link on my website http://www.trishjackson.com/

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