#FridayFeature Author S.L Jackson via @TCOHHdotORG #michiganwriters #michlit | New Release Animal Instincts: The Urban Jungle
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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
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Welcome Readers to our Featured Author Blog tour for:
Author of her second release: Abandoned Property.
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Rating: Not yet rated.
Published: June 09, 2013
Words: 92,516 (approximate)
Kai Mann is the author of 30 Day Notice and her newly published book Abandoned Property. She is an independent contract writer for Examiner.com as Detroit’s Best Friend Examiner, a member of the Motown Writers Network, and a contributor to the online poetry community. Kai’s purpose is to inspire thoughts pertaining to the themes of love, friendship, self-love, and self-progression.
About Abandoned Property
These characters all have something in common; they’ve been abandoned.
Even though their issues of abandonment stem from some of the same situations, how they play out is different in nature.
Will they go to the extreme opposite to ensure that the cycle ends with them? Or will they realize the blessings in being abandoned by people who never knew how to care for them in the first place?
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Starting July 8th all over the #MotownLit Network, we’re going to feature Kai Mann and her wonderful book. Read the rest of this entry →