Hi guys! Today I’m interviewing R.L Jackson, author of Crashing into Me, an upcoming contemporary romance novel, due to release on Valentines Day.
Hi R.L please tell us a bit about yourself.
I live in the very hot state of Florida, I’m a writer, I love the beach and I love reading!
Have you always wanted to write books? What made you start?
Yes, I have. Reading helped me decided I wanted to write. I’d read lots of books in middle school and decided, hey this story would be better if A. It were me and my friends and B. If this, or that happened.
You have a background in screenwriting, do you think this helped when you started to write novels?
Not really. With screenwriting it’s about showing, WITHOUT too much description, and creating a fast paced, easy read-page turner of a script, whereas with novels, if there’s no description, there’s no story. It is a challenge switching between the two mediums, but it is becoming easier everyday.
Is it true that the book is always better than the movie?
I think so because of what I mentioned earlier. With the novel, you get to literally imagine the smells and tastes that your characters do, and feel what they feel. You get a lot more backstory in a novel than you do a movie sometimes and that’s why I think most are better than the movies. Great question.
What are your favourite genres to read, write and watch?
Oh boy, as far as reading: Romance, post apocalyptic, thrillers -same with writing but with the screen that includes supernatural and action. And as far as watching, Rom Coms, Drama, Action, Thrillers, Suspense…
If you could meet any fictional character who would it be and what would you ask them?
I would ask Rose from the Titanic, why the hell, she couldn’t have found another piece of wood, or taken turns-grrr
Where is your favourite place in the world?
Anywhere my family is.
Tell us about your upcoming release!
It’s called Crashing Into Me, and it’s a forced proximity, contemporary romance. I wanted to create a romance where the characters had real life flaws, and made the reader question their decisions in a real way. No easy way out tactics like other novels. I hope it’s received well.
A year after being left at the altar, headstrong E.R Nurse, Lana McKenzie is finally piecing her life back together. Tired of dealing with seeing her ex and his new girlfriend at every turn, she longs for blissful solitude and can’t wait to enjoy a peaceful vacation alone in the mountains. However, her plans go awry when a rude stranger literally embeds himself into her life and mind.
Handsome, wealthy, and troubled, Kayden Capshaw is struggling with the death of his brother, while also trying to escape the claws of his controlling mother. In his grief, the last thing Kayden wants to deal with is the fallout from his last run in with the law. Yet, he also longs to get to know the woman now snowed in with him at the house on the hill.
The ice between them thaws every minute they spend together, and they find that they have more in common than they realize. Will they find a way to make it through, or will it all, like the snow, melt away?
What do you love the most about your main characters?
I love that they have are complete opposites in life, background and beliefs. I love that in spite of efforts to avoid certain situations, they’re thrown together in them and have to deal.