#FridayFeature Author S.L Jackson via @TCOHHdotORG #michiganwriters #michlit | New Release Animal Instincts: The Urban Jungle
Posted by @SylviaHubbard1
Name of Author: S.L Jackson
Name of Book: “Animal Instincts: The Urban Jungle”
About this author:
S.L Jackson is an debut urban fantasy author from Inkster Michigan who chose to put his creativity to the test by writing an novella about animals in a jungle underworld.
Where are you from?
SL: Inkster, Mi
Tell us your latest news?
SL: Recently released my debut novella “Animal Instincts: The Urban Jungle”
When and why did you begin writing?
SL: I began writing early in my life about 4 th grade for a creative writing assignment.
When did you first consider yourself a writer?
SL: Since 4 th grade
What inspired you to write your first book?
SL: I was inspired to write my book due to the facts I couldn’t get the character’s out of my head for
Do you have a specific writing style?
SL: I don’t think I’ve discovered my writing style yet, but this novella is a “urban fantasy.
How did you come up with the title?
SL: I came up with the title based on the story being about animals in their natural habitat.
Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?
SL: Yes, loyalty, family, honor and respect.
How much of the book is realistic?
SL: It’s an urban fantasy, however the realness in the love all the character’s share with each other.
Are experiences based on someone you know, or events in your own life?
SL: Some experiences are based on the way my family came together.
What books have most influenced your life most?
SL: The autobiography of Malcom X, and anything written by Donald Goines.
If you had to choose, which writer would you consider a mentor?
SL: I’d say Donald Goines
What book are you reading now?
Are there any new authors that have grasped your interest?
SL: Too many to name and I don’t want to forget anyone.
What are your current projects?
SL: Animal Instincts: The Urban Jungle.
Name one entity that you feel supported you outside of family members.
SL: So far everyone I’ve came across.
Do you see writing as a career?
SL: Yes, I see writing as a career.
If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your latest book?
SL: I wouldn’t change anything about my current book.
Do you recall how your interest in writing originated?
SL: I’ve always had an interest in writing.
Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing?
SL: I don’t find anything challenging about writing I just like to let it flow.
Who is your favorite author and what is it that really strikes you about their work?
SL: Donald Goines is my favorite; he paints a vivid picture with all his writings.
Do you have to travel much concerning your book(s)?
SL: Not as of now.
Who designed the covers?
SL: Michael Corvin
What was the hardest part of writing your book?
SL: Learning the actual business of publishing books.
Did you learn anything from writing your book and what was it?
SL: I learned that there is no set way to ensure book sales.
Do you have any advice for other writers?
SL: Write and never stop.
Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers?
SL: RESPECT URBAN AUTHORS (#respecturbanauthors)
Connect with this author
Author Website: www.linktr.ee/sljackson
Amazon Link: https://amzn.to/2QlUqcu
Facebook Link: www.facebook.com/sljackson0522
Twitter Link: @tcohhdotorg