I’m interviewing Elisabeth Jackson today, author of romantic suspense / mystery “This Beautiful World”. Thanks for answering my questions, Elisabeth, and welcome to my blog!
1. When did you know you wanted to be an author?
Ten years ago. And it’s taken me about that long to get a novel published. Never give up!
2. Where did you get the inspiration for This Beautiful World?
My characters were inspired by the small, rural towns I have visited and lived in. The mystery part was actually inspired by a little known true story–I will be writing a blog post on it someday!
3. What is your editing process like?
I outline first, then pretty much follow the outline as I write, but not always. Once I have a rough draft, I read through the work on the computer and then on paper. At that point it’s sent out to beta readers. After they’ve read it, I incorporate their feedback. Afterward I read it again and edit accordingly. The process varies depending on the project.
4. What was the most challenging part of writing this book?
This was the first book I’ve outlined. It took a long time to get the outline right, but it was worth it in the end.
5. What are your writing goals for 2014?
To finish a romance novella I’m working on and outline the second book in a series.
6. Are you working on something now? If so, can you tell us a little about it?
Yes. I have finished the first book in a New-Adult romance series under a different pen name. I’m very excited about it. It was recently acquired by an amazing publisher. More can be found out about it here.
About This Beautiful World
Author: Elisabeth Jackson
Genre: Romantic Suspense / Mystery
As children, RaeAnne and her sidekick King were held captive after they discovered the body of a boy their age in a crate of apples in their small town’s peculiar orchard. Now RaeAnne is grown and the mother of a troubled young daughter. After her mother is killed in an accident, she travels home to her father with her daughter. But RaeAnne finds that she is not welcomed by everyone, and frightening incidents start to happen involving her and her family. As RaeAnne unravels the mysteries of her childhood, including what happened to her older brother, who vanished on the same night RaeAnne and King found terror in the orchard, she reunites with King. The boy she knew has grown up to be very handsome and guarded. But can the two ever be more than old friends who share a terrifying secret?
Elisabeth Jackson loves the outdoors and dogs, rescued dogs in particular. This Beautiful World is her debut novel and blends haunting childhood secrets, romantic themes, second chances and a mystery in a small town setting, with a dash of Gothic elements. When she is not writing small town Romances and Mysteries, she works as a freelance business writer. Her characters are inspired by the rural towns she has visited and lived in. She welcomes readers to connect with her at ejacksonbooks.com and Facebook.com/ejacksbooks.