Kelly Jackson is a ‘Jill of all Trades and a Mistress of None.’ She has owned three small businesses, worked as a medical transcriptionist, assisted the daughter of a late President of the United States and a media guru who ran two successful campaigns for another President…one being a democrat and the other a republican.
Kelly is a writer; she’s finished her first novel, a comic mystery called, A Texan Goes to Nirvana, and is now working on a midlife guide book with her sister, Sally Jackson with a working title of, The Midlife Gals; Necessary Insanity. Kelly and Sally have a blog entitled, The Midlife Gals at themidlifegals.com, upon which the book essays are based. Kelly’s next book, a yoga instructional tome will be entitled, Yoga For Smokers, Drinkers, Meat Eaters and Non-Believers.
Ms. Jackson is a certified yoga instructor living in Honolulu, Hawaii. She has been divorced “a time or two” and presently resides with her sister after their mother, for whom she and her sister served as baby-boomer caregivers, passed away in 2010.
Ms. Jackson calls herself a ‘cowgirl without portfolio,’ with a love of riding at every opportunity. Watching high profile golf in person and fishing are two activities that put a smile on her face. She regularly tithes to The Wounded Warriors Program.
She is looking for a successful, creative, well-traveled, handsome man…oops, never mind, this is her bio not her journal.
What inspires you to write?
I love to write about wacky characters, and the people with whom I interact every day…turning them into composite characters. Smells trigger my memories and my memories want me to write, to include them in my stories. Just any old thing can knock me over backwards with an idea for a story, blog post, book or script!
Tell us about your writing process.
My sister and I are prolific writers and bloggers at www.themidlifegals.com We write on one subject but from two wildly differing points of view. Sometimes we take a hiatus from writing, because we just get distracted in some other creative endeavor…like the over-130 little insane videos on our site and Youtube about the hilarious indignities of middle age. Then, we get right back to it…having just co-written a script for a television pilot. It’s a compulsion!
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
I fell deeply in love with the male protagonist in A Texan Goes to Nirvana. Again, he was a composite of the best qualities of all THREE of my husbands. What a stud! And, my strong female lead, Wendy Tate talked to me all the time, insisting perhaps that a certain sentence should be changed, because Wendy wouldn’t say it that way. I love every single one of the characters that I help to jump off the page. They jump off the page at me too!!
What advice would you give other writers?
When you see something that you like, a vignette of something, a happenstance on a particular day, the way your cat sleeps and what he/she must be dreaming of…then, just write about those little things in a day that will give you inspiration to write about bigger, more important things…or not.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
My sister, Sally and I have an older sister, who is just as mean as a snake in the hallway, and we haven’t spoken to her for years. She writes too…blame stories and blame histories and mean-spirited articles about all those who have wronged her. Well, I was on Amazon not long ago, and I ran across an actual blame book that she wrote and was selling on Amazon. I thought to myself, Kelly………..if SHE can publish a book like that all by herself, YOU can publish your funny little comic mystery! So, that’s how I decided.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
no comment. It’s all online, baby. Oops. that was a comment, wasn’t it?
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