This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish. Jackie will be awarding gift baskets to two randomly drawn commenters which will include:
- a copy of the Untitled soundtrack
- a "I like Big Books and I cannot Lie" totebag
- Untitled themed or guitar shaped keychains
- $20 Amazon gift card.
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When I step inside my writing space the view that I see calms me and centers me. Daily, I am surrounded by beautiful colors and people who love and believe in me and the people who inspire me. It is truly a beautiful place.
It’s still summer in Georgia, still hot enough in the late afternoon and early evenings for kids to enjoy a few more hours of sunshine. I live in an apartment complex outside of Atlanta so I don’t have a beautiful view of the city skyline or oceans with turquoise water. But what I do see is just as beautiful.
Children at play.
I see kids outside riding their bikes, skateboarding, tossing a football, and even playing soccer in the parking lot. I haven’t spent much time around children and my last apartment complex didn’t have many families with children. I haven’t seen kids playing so freely in a very long time.
I smile when I see them because all is not lost. These kids, or at least their parents, recognize the value of exercise and fresh air. When the suns sets and they all return to their own apartments to get ready for the next school day, I can see the moon through the trees, and I remember what my mother used to tell me when I was a kid…
“Be in the house when the streetlights come on!”
About the Author:
Jackie studied at Georgia State University and currently lives in Atlanta, Georgia. When she’s not writing or daydreaming, she can often be found drooling over the latest Chanel shoes or reading on her Kindle with a cup of coffee in hand and a little Mayer or Hendrix in the background.
Her characters are a reflection of the people she has encountered along her writing journey and her books are often inspired by her favorite thing, music.
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For some, music is an escape from the every day norm.
For Aiden, it's his life's blood.
Already a star in his own mind & with the help of an unlikely partner, Aiden's escape from a life less ordinary begins with the blues and a guitar. Only he can determine where it ends.