Monday, August 11, 2014

Would You Rather... with Joshilyn Jackson

Please welcome Joshilyn Jackson, author of Someone Else's Love Story.

About Joshilyn:

Joshilyn Jackson is the New York Times bestselling author of six novels, including gods in Alabama and A Grown-Up Kind of Pretty.  Her books have been translated into a dozen languages.  A former actor, Jackson is also an award-winning audiobook narrator.  She lives in Decatur, Georgia, with her husband and their two children.  .

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Would You Rather... Joshilyn Jackson

1. Chips, chocolate or cheese?

Yes, please.

2. Bridget Jones, Becky Bloomwood or Carrie Bradshaw?

Bridget Jones

3. Wine, beer or vodka?

Wine. (And here we understand that “wine” sometimes means “bourbon.”)

4. Camping or spa vacation?

Oh, these sound like the opposite ends of the hell- spectrum. One has bugs and sleeping outside. One has strangers touching me with oils and grooming. Can I pick going to museums and eating things in Paris? I pick going to museums and eating things in Paris.

5. Water or mountains?

Yes, please.

6. Zombies or vampires?

Vampires, but not mopey, non-murderous ones who only want to make out with you. I want crafty vicious monstery ones that have to be dragged into the sunlight.

7. Dogs or cats?

I love dogs, but life is untenable without a good cat.

8. Coke or Pepsi?


9. Coffee or tea?


10. Dine out or take away?

Out please, with friends and wine. (And here we understand that “wine” sometimes means “bourbon.”)

11. High heels, sneakers or flip flops?


12. Physical Book or ebook?

I am a dedicated tree-killing paper reader. Love the smell and feel of a good, old-fashioned BOOK.

13. Paperback or Hardcover?

Yes, Please.

14. Pen or pencil?

Pen! Be bold! COMMIT!

15. Mad Men, Downton Abbey or Breaking Bad?

Orphan Black, Game of Thrones, and Firefly.

16. Drama or comedy?

Yes, Please.

17. Twilight or Hunger Games?

Hunger Games, and may the odds be ever in your favor.

18. Lipstick, lipgloss or chapstick?


19. Facebook or Twitter?


20. Plot your entire novel or fly by the seat of your pants?

I always go in thinking toward a destination, but if the characters don’t quickly begin surprising me and sending me in uncomfortable directions, I realize I am not that interested in them, and I pitch the whole thing. Pants, pants, viva la pants, pants forever, pants all the way.

Someone Else's Love Story
For single mom Shadi Pierce, life is a juggling act. She’s finished college, raising precocious three-year-old Natty, and keeping the peace between her eternally warring, long-divorced parents. Then she gets caught in the middle of a stickup at a gas station and falls instantly in love with William Ashe, when he steps between the armed robber and her son.  Shandi doesn’t know that William’s act wasn’t about bravery. When he looked down the barrel of the robber’s gun he believed it was destiny: it’s been exactly one year since a tragic act of physics shattered his universe. But William doesn’t define destiny the way other people do—to him destiny is about choice. Now William and Shandi are about to meet their so-called destinies head-on, making choices that will reveal unexpected truths about love, life, and the world they think they know. 

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