Wednesday, May 14, 2014

A Conversation with Victoria Warren Jackson, author of 'Untraditional Love in the Dark'

Victoria Warren Jackson was born in Milledgeville, Georgia. She was raised in Milledgeville, Georgia and Miami, Florida and attended Miami Norland Senior High School. She distinguished herself as an excellent student in high school and received numerous honors.

After graduating from high school, Victoria earned an Associate in Arts Degree in Broadcasting Journalism from Miami Dade College. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature and a Bachelor’s Degree in Dietetics from Oakwood University. She earned a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Nova Southeastern University and an Educational Specialist Degree in Educational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University.  Victoria is FCCPC Certified and has a CDA National.

Victoria has been an educator for sixteen years and began writing her first novel while teaching middle grade students. Victoria soon realized that writing is therapy and continues to write daily. She is the author of three books, Can You Feel Me? Intimate Poetry, Not Just Us, and Untraditional Love In The Dark.

Victoria is passionate about helping children become their best. She remains busy writing, teaching full-time, and volunteering in her community.

Victoria currently lives in Florida.

You can visit Victoria Warren Jackson’s website at: or connect with her at Twitter.

Can you tell us what your book is about? 

Samantha learns a valuable lesson about self-love after Isaiah, her future husband, jogs into her life one windy morning. On the rebound, Samantha marries Isaiah to later discover he has a violent temper. He is physically abusive, lazy, and has a naughty secret.

Why did you write your book? 

I wanted to spread the message about marrying men who are bisexual or gay.

Can you tell us a little about your main and supporting characters?

The main character is Samantha. She is an educated woman who owns a business. She has it all together except the fact she cannot find the right relationship.

Have you suffered from writer’s block and what do you do to get back on track?

I have suffered from writer’s block. In these cases, I walk away from the computer, or stop for the day. I do not allow myself to get frustrated. Writing is supposed to be fun.

What would you do with an extra hour today if you could do anything you wanted? 

I would take a long nap.

What do you like to do for fun? 

I like to Extreme Coupon. The challenge is amazing.

What do you like the most about being an author? 

I really love seeing my books in print. It feels wonderful holding the final product in my hands.

What is the most pivotal point of a writer’s life? 

A writer has to decide why they became a writer in the first place. The most pivotal point in a writer’s life is when books stop selling, agents send rejection letters, and money is needed for book marketing and promotion. This is when the writer has to decide whether or not to continue, or move on to another dream.

What kind of advice would you give other fiction authors?

It will not be an easy process. Stick with it even when no one gives you a pat on the back.

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