Joshilyn Jackson, author of the fabulous–and award winning gods in Alabama–is our guest today on Trapped, and I couldn’t be more thrilled.
Her latest book, Between, Georgia, was just released, and I can’t wait to read it. I devoured gods in one sitting, and then spent weeks having to color code my wardrobe to mesh well with green, because I was SO jealous of her incredible writing and Southern flair, along with her great sense of humor.
Both gods and Between, Georgia were chosen as #1 Booksense Picks, and Joshilyn is on her way to the top–and it’s all well deserved.
So, needless to say, I’m very happy to have Joss as a guest on the blog today, and to have her answer our usual Trapped questions. But first I want you to read a little about her book.
Nonny Frett understands the meaning of the phrase “in between a rock and a hard place” better than any woman alive. She’s got two mothers, “one deaf-blind and the other four baby steps from flat crazy.” She’s got two men: a husband who’s easing out the back door; and a best friend, who’s laying siege to her heart in the her front yard. And she has two families: the Fretts, who stole her and raised her right; and the Crabtrees, who lost her and won’t forget how they were done wrong.
Now, in BETWEEN, GEORGIA, population 90, a feud is escalating, and random act of violence is about to ignite a stash of family secrets. Ironically, it might be just what the town needs…if only Nonny weren’t stuck in between.
Now, on to the questions.
1. If you had to be “Trapped” somewhere, where would it be?
Overnight in the Godiva factory.
2. If you could pick your “Trapped” companions, what people would you want with you, and why?
My husband, because he is my favorite. Indigo Girls, for listening to. Johnny Depp, for looking at, My kids, because, well, I like the little blighters. Some cats because being trapped without cats in depresses me….And we are all in the Godiva factory, remember? This is sounding like a GREAT idea…
3. If you could only pick five books to be “Trapped” with, what would they be?
I can ALWAYS reread….
The Bible, Jane Austen’s Persuasion and her Pride and Prejudice, Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, and Haven Kimmel’s The Solace of Leaving Early.
4. What ONE famous person would you absolutely NOT want to be “Trapped” with?
5. You can bring three things from your “former” life to “Trapped.” What would those three things be?
My family of course. And my book collection. And my laptop.
6. Where is one place you absolutely would NOT want to be “Trapped.”
Underground with bugs. YARG.
So there you have it. Thanks again for visiting, Joshilyn, and I’d wish you luck with the book, but you have fantastic talent, and that’s better than luck any day.