Hump Day Highlight | R. L. Jackson

Full Name

R.L Jackson

Tell me a little about yourself!

Well, I’m an aspiring filmmaker and screenwriter in my spare time. Working on a huge project that I’d love to get off the ground soon. I live in the Miami area and I love binge watching (or binge listening) to TV when I write. It helps to motivate me.

Is there a title for your current WIP? If so, what is it?

Well I did just release the second book in my Crashing series duet. It’s called Crashing No More and has been a joy to create.

When did you realize you wanted to be an author?

I was super young when I started writing. 12 I think but I didn’t actively pursue it as a career until three years ago. At the time I was in college and trying to balance that and writing which made my first book take really long to come out lol.

While writing, do you have music on or do you need absolute silence to concentrate?

Only when I’m plotting and outlining do I need silence. I have to make sure I’m hitting those crucial plot points and mapping out what I want to see happen first. After that, I have my blueprint and can start building with my TV on.

Who do you look up to as an author?

I look up to the hustlers in this business. They’re always working and engaging. People like Liliana Hart JA Huss Kim Jones EL James Jennifer Probst and the sweetest most awesome person who has become a friend Alessandra Torre.

Do you sneak real-life events into your books?

Oh yes! A lot of what happens in my books have actually happened to me personally. Some of the funny stuff and also some of the sadder darker themes as well. It’s quite therapeutic to put it in a page and “woosah” so to speak.

What was the most challenging part about writing your first book?

Hitting publish then all the advertising and marketing. If you don’t have a budget for this it can be trying. I did all this with basically no money and it stung. What I suggest is to def start a favebook page and group and start doing takeovers well in advance. Do as much free stuff as you possibly can and put your dollars into Facebook and AMS ads.

Have you ever co-written before? If so, with you?

I haven’t. I’d like to one day though but for now I have too much I want to get out of my head first lol

LET’S HAVE A LITTLE FUN

You just won a million dollars, what is the first thing you do with it?

Tell my mom and dad to quit their jobs.

Your go-to movie when you need a pick-me-up?

Pretty woman

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It’s Karaoke night and you’re singing your favorite song, what is it?

Man Down, Rihanna

If there was a soundtrack to go alongside your FIRST book release, what album would it be?

Oh boy. I listened to tons of music with that one. Brittney Spears was one album I listened to a lot though lol

Your life just became a film, what’s the title?

It comes from a phrase in one of my film titles “Love Freely”

What’s your BIGGEST pet-peeve?

Complacency

List three things you’re terrible at.

Hiding my resting bitch face, lying, public speaking

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List three things you’re great at.

Writing, singing cooking

You’re the main character in the LAST book you finished, who are you?

Ivy in Jennifer L Armentrouts Wicked Trilogy

Tell me something you don’t think a lot of people would know about you.

I’ve once talked about the film business and acting for an hour with Sean Connery. Awesome guy.

FINISH THE SENTENCE

The best thing I’ve done in my life is I’ll let you know when I figure that out lol

When I was younger I wanted to be a singer

The last song I listened to was One Way Or Another by Until The Ribbon Breaks

The last book that made me cry was I can’t remember the name but the guy died. It was a romance paperback when I was like 14. I have to dig it out of my closet now lol

Never have I ever made a Christmas movie that shall never be seen lol

Three things I can’t live without are God, my family, my computer

Love at first sight is possible but be cautious

 

Anything else you want to add?

Thanks so much. This was awesome!

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