Hi, Laura! Give us a couple sentences describing what you write.
I write YA. The teen years are when many of us figure out who we are, and I believe we can’t find ourselves without finding Jesus.
What is the name of your latest book?
My debut novel is titled Worth the Wait, and it released in January. Book two in the series comes out in January.
What is the theme of your story and how did you come to it? Any real-life inspiration?
For Worth the Wait, Ellie learns that God’s plan is worth the wait. When everything is falling apart, He’s still working, creating something beautiful from a mess.
Worth the Time releases in January, and Lindsey (the mean girl in book one) finds that despite everyone walking away from her, God won’t. He loves her unconditionally.
I took parts of my life and put them into each story.
A sneak peek into what you're working on right now?
I’m working on a new novel about a high school senior who has always lived in her best friend’s shadow. And when things crumble, she has to find out who she is apart from that friend and who she is in Jesus.
Describe your writing space.
Anywhere! I write in my bed a lot…surrounded by pillows.
Do you blog? If so, leave us the address.
Yes, authorlaurajackson.blogspot.com. I love sharing Friday Confessions---just fun things from the week.
Bonus fun questions:
Which is your favorite hot drink to sip while reading? Tea, coffee, hot cocoa, apple cider, wassail or other?
It’s strange, but I’m really loving kale and banana smoothies right now. You can’t even taste the kale, so you get a nice drink with a veggie kick.
Laura Jackson loves books---reading and writing them. A life-long reader, Laura studied English in college and taught 7th grade language arts before earning her Master's degree and becoming a school librarian. Now, she spends her days sharing great books with kids and her evenings writing books about teenage girls discovering God and His plan for their lives.
Ellie Lansing has a picture-perfect life with a close-knit family and the perfect boyfriend. But her world is suddenly knocked off center when her drool-worthy boyfriend cheats, and her always-has-it-together mother is diagnosed with cancer. Ellie doesn't get it. She always does the right thing - doesn't God owe her a happy life? Through her heartache, Ellie learns that sometimes what seems like the end is really just the beginning and that what God has for us is always worth the wait.
GIVEAWAY: Laura has agreed to give away a copy of Worth the Wait AND the sequel Worth the Time!!! Rafflecopter giveaway The giveaway will last from today until the 30th! Paperback (or e-book) available for US and e-book for international winners.