Interview 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: www.victoriawarrenjackson.com or connect with her at Twitter.

Q: Welcome to The Writer's Life!  Now that your book has been published, we’d love to find out more about the process.  Can we begin by having you take us at the
beginning?  Where did you come up with the idea to write your book?

I started writing when I was a little girl for fun. As a teenager, I wrote poems like most of the students in my class. I became serious about writing after I continued to write books, and they started to pile up in my file cabinet.

I was watching a talk show on television, which featured an author who was talking about men on the Down Low. I had actually heard a lot about women who marry men only to later discover they are gay or bisexual. I decided to write my novel discussing this topic.

Q: How hard was it to write a book like this and do you have any tips that you could pass on which would make the journey easier for other writers? 

It was not hard writing a book like this because I was able to make-up most of the material. I even imagined myself in the life of the main character, Samantha. It was a great release for me.

The best tip I would give another author is to have fun while writing. Do not let it be a stressful event. Enjoy your project.

Q: Who is your publisher and how did you find them or did you self-publish?

I self-published all of my three books.

Q: Is there anything that surprised you about getting your first book published? 

A teenage girl told me I am her favorite author. I did not know how to respond to such an honor.

Q: What other books (if any) are you working on and when will they be published? 

I am currently working on a fiction novel. Yes, this book will be published.

Q: What’s your favorite place to hang out online? 

Twitter

Q: Finally, what message (if any) are you trying to get across with your book?

Bad things happen in life, but there is a tomorrow filled with hope.

Q: Thank you again for this interview!  Do you have any final words?

Thank you for allowing me this opportunity.

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