Jackson Pearce is hilarious. Seriously…I’m not just saying that. If you haven’t already seen one of Jackson’s video reviews floating around the web, you have to check them out. They are clever and off-the-wall and nothing that you’d expect in a book review. In this one for The Forest of Hands and Teeth she even does the Thriller dance. Who does that?
Jackson Pearce does!
(Oh yeah, and cute as a button, isn’t she???)
And, even better, her debut novel AS YOU WISH is getting amazing reviews of its own.
Seven months ago, Viola's boyfriend told her he was gay—moments before she was going to lose her virginity to him. Heartbroken, Viola has resigned herself to near invisibility, until she inadvertently summons a young jinn out of his world, Caliban, and into her own. Here he will remain until she makes three wishes.
Jinn is anxious to get back to Caliban, but Viola is terrified of wishing, afraid her wishes will be manipulated into curses. Jinn knows that should she wait too long, the Ifrit, guardians of earthbound jinn, will press her to wish by hurting those around her.As they spend time together, Jinn can't deny that he's slowly falling in love with Viola, blurring the lines between master and servant. It's only after Viola makes her first wish—for a popular boy to love her—that she realizes the feelings are mutual.
With every wish Jinn's time with her diminishes, but the longer she waits to wish the greater danger she's in from the Ifrit. Together, Viola, Jinn, and Viola's ex-boyfriend try to outwit the Ifrit while dealing with their own romantic complexities and the alcohol-laced high school social scene.
But, wait! There’s more??? That’s right, it’s the Jackson Pearce Interview:
1) Okay, Jackson, would you rather be the Bestselling Rockstar Author or an Acclaimed Literary Award Winner?
I'm kinda ashamed to say, Bestselling Rockstar. Because it fulfills my woes over not being an ACTUAL rockstar. Also, I'm not very literary anyhow.
2) Make people laugh, cry, or hide under the covers?
Laugh, any day. Then cry. Then I steal their covers.
3) Retire early or just keep writing from your beach house(s)?
Just keep writing from my beach houses while the manservant makes martinis.
4) FaceBook or MySpace?
Facebook. Myspace has too many flashy ads. It makes me feel nauseous.
5) After a period, one space or two?
ONE. ONE people, ONE.
And your bonus question: What ONE WORD of advice would give to any aspiring writer?
Besides her fabulous debut and video hilarity, Jackson also has a series of books coming out, starting in June 2010, with SISTERS RED, a modern retelling of Little Red Riding Hood, but with butt-kicking sisters and romance! For more about Jackson (and her amazing books!), check out her website at www.jacksonpearce.com!