Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Welcome the amazing Dawn Jackson!!

1. What gave you the idea for this story?

Mostly I wanted a story that my hero had to make some tough choices, pick the lesser of two evils. The one thing I thought would be a difficult choice would be to engage in biological warfare.
2. Which part of writing gives you the greatest pleasure? Creating the world? Characters? Other?  Personally, I'm in awe of your world building! And your humor!

Thank you, Barbara. You hit the nail on the head there. I love building unique worlds. It's my passion.
3. How difficult did you find writing the FF parts of the story? Are sex scenes in general easy to write?

Yeah, the F/F scenes. I knew going into this I wanted a ménage story, however, I wasn't comfortable penning M/M. Just didn't feel I could do it  justice. I did however, feel I could a F/F, since I'm a woman and understand how everything works. Sex scenes have never been easy for me. I know some of the first scenes I ever wrote, I tossed your way and promptly ducked under my bed to hide. It's gotten easier through the years, but every now and then I'll wonder if I can still fit under the bed when I hand it off to betas or editors.
4. Do you plan any follow ups to Kaleb and the girls? If not, why not?

Absolutely. The next story that follows is called Jericho's Fall, about the offspring of Kaleb, Jessica and Melissa. The ending of Last Flight of the Ark ends with the hybrids under a police state. There is a reason I leave off there.
5. What's been the nicest thing a reviewer has said about the story? What's been the worst and how would you answer that?

Well, one review I received for Last Flight of the Ark, the first time I published it, wasn't that great a review, but the reviewer made by day by calling me "a master of science fiction." After that, I could care less about the ratings or anything else she said about the story. She went to the top as one of my favorite reviews.

As for the worst. I was torn down on Slipping the Past--for things that weren't even in the story. I wondered if the reviewer truly read it through, or just skimmed. You want to come back and say, "Hey, that's not in there, or I didn't write that." But that would make me a author behaving badly, and I don't need the flack. I decided to leave it to my readers to decide, if it was or wasn't a justified review.
Thanks so much for having me on your blog, Barbara. You've been a great critter and friend through the years and I appreciate you taking the time to help me re-launch one of my first novels. For excerpts and information on my published works and upcoming releases, please stop by my website and browse. I love visitors.  http://authordljackson.com


D L Jackson said...

It's such an honor to be here. Thanks for having me today, Barbara.

Barbara Elsborg said...

You're welcome, Dawn!

Arlene said...

Very cool to know there's a sequel coming up to Last Flight. I love your worlds, Dawn. As to F/F scenes instead of M/M I think you can write pretty much anything you put your mind to. Keep pushing those boundaries!

Jessica Subject said...

Dawn does build amazing worlds. And I can't wait to read the next book in this series! :)