Author Carol Jackson Shares Their Story

GRUIEtSkAbout the Author
I was born, bred and live in Auckland, New Zealand with my Indian born husband. We have been together for more than 20 years. Our two children are both at university and we also have a Pomeranian dog and a ginger cat.

What inspires you to write romance books?
When I met my husband in the late ’80’s we faced some adversity from family and friends. This inspired me to write a book about our relationship, although I have added more ‘spice’ to make the story interesting. I would say Julie & Kishore is perhaps 40% non-fiction and 60% fiction.

Tell us about how you write:
When I finally found the time to write our story the words just poured out of me. I kept a notebook with me at all times to jot down the ideas that kept popping into my head. I outlined the story on paper first and rewrote, rewrote and rewrote the story.

Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
The characters talk to me, so this must mean I listen to them.

What advice would you give other writers?
Don’t give up. Attend as many workshops as you can. Knowledge is valuable and everything you learn will all be stored somewhere in your head for when you need it. Edit mistakes as you go as it is a huge job later on to go and correct errors. Enjoy the process and don’t get bogged down by the ‘doing.’

How did you decide how to publish your books?
This is also a very hard process, harder than the actual writing of the story. Rejections are part of being an author. The lovely Kitty, from Ravenswood Publishing is a wonderful publisher.

What do you think about the future of book publishing?
In my opinion the printed book will not die, but print on demand will become more popular. E-books will and do have a place, but people still like to hold a paper book in their hands.

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What formats are your books in?
Both eBook and Print

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Julie & KIshore by Carol Jackson

IMG_1360Julie – a Kiwi girl, a red headed, freckle faced, plain Jane longed to wear a white wedding dress and see her handsome groom waiting for her as she took her walk up the isle. She was waiting to find her Mr Right – then she met and fell for Kishore, a boy from India who had been in New Zealand for two years. Despite her reservations she decides to go out with him. In doing this, was she going against all that was deemed acceptable? How would her parents react? If their relationship blossomed would Kishore’s very traditional Mother and Father accept an English girl into their family? Can their love survive?

Targeted Audience: Over 21

Author Bio:
I live in Auckland, New Zealand with my Indian born husband. Our two children are at university. We have a little Pomeranian dog and a ginger cat. I am currently editing and proof-reading my second book, Julie & Kishore – Take Two. A third book to complete the trilogy is currently in the wings, which has many of the same characters but is a different story, it is called Nina’s Art.

What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
Julie & Kishore is loosely based on my own life. My Indian born husband and I met over 20 years ago, in the late ’80’s. We faced trials and tribulations as an inter-racial couple at that time, so I decided to write a story about us, although I have added more ‘spice’ to the story to make it more interesting. Julie & Kishore is perhaps 40% non-fiction and 60% fiction.

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