TLC Book Tours invited a dozen or so of us Bloggers to Skype with Joshilyn Jackson about her new novel, THE OPPOSITE of EVERYONE (William Morrow) and we had a blast. It was the first time most of us had done anything like this, and in addition to asking questions regarding the book we got to know a little bit about Joshilyn, too.
First of all, Joshilyn has an incredibly distinct voice. Perhaps I honed in on that because of my broadcasting background. Her voice is kind of cute, southern, high-pitched, with a bit of a squeak, but completely pleasant! I will definitely hear her while reading her main characters from now on.
Joshilyn told us that when she sits down to write, she always writes the ending first and the very first line last. The boyfriends in her books are reflections of her ex’s. The ones she outgrew. Hum?
In THE OPPOSITE of EVERYONE, the main female character, Paula is a tough divorce lawyer and true to form based on her. She’s “loving, tough, mean, aggressive and on the side of the underdog.”
Joshilyn’s books are full of unconventional characters that spark thought-provoking chats about love and loyalty. What you’ve got here is a look at broken people who heal themselves and each other through love and forgiveness. THE OPPOSITE of EVERYONE reaffirms Joshilyn Jackson’s place as a brilliant storyteller. Plop yourself down with a beer, Scotch or lemonade and prepare to enjoy!
THE OPPOSITE of EVERYONE is Joshilyn’s seventh novel and it doesn’t disappoint!
About Joshilyn Jackson
Joshilyn Jackson is the New York Times bestselling author of six previous novels, including gods in Alabama, A Grown-Up Kind of Pretty, and Someone Else’s Love Story. Her books have been translated into a dozen languages. A former actor, she is also an award-winning audiobook narrator. She lives in Decatur, Georgia, with her husband and their two children.
Thanks to TLC Book Tours and William Morrow publishers we have one copy of THE OPPOSITE of EVERYONE to giveaway to one lucky reader! Tell us which of Joshilyn Jackson’s novels is your favorite? She is a certain acquired taste, so you’ve either read her books or YOU NEED TO! We’ll pick a winner MONDAY!
Have a great weekend! And don’t forget our SPRING GIVEAWAY! We’re giving TWO BOXES of books that I’ve reviewed over the past months to two lucky winners on March 20th – the first day of Spring. All you have to do is leave a comment telling us what you love about Spring and you’ll be in the drawing! It’s coming up kiddos, so leave your comments!