Author Interview – Getting to Know More About Millie Jackson

Millie Jackson
Millie Jackson

Who Is Millie Jackson?

  1. What inspired you to write a book?

I felt the need to tell my story and to let others know that out of tragedy, hope is more often than not, just around the corner.

  1. Who is your favourite author and why?

I have many favourite authors. I loved Liane Moriarty’s earlier work. I am inspired by Eckhart Tolle and many of the Buddhist teachings.

  1. What is your favourite food?

My favourite food is seafood especially prawns and crabs

  1. What do you like to do when you are not writing?

Walking by water, coffee with friends and browsing shops especially bookstores. I love attending book launches and writers’ festivals.

  1. As a child, what did you want to do when you grew up?

I always wanted to be an actress or a singer. I started writing when I was very young and also wanted to keep doing that.

  1. What do you think makes a good story?

I enjoy pace, humour and honesty as well as a good plot twist.

         7. What was one of the most surprising things you learned from writing your book?    

I learned that it doesn’t just flow every day, that creativity comes in bursts. I also learned that slumps can be hard but can be worked through if you have the right people and tools around you.

  1. When did you realise you wanted to be a writer?

From a very young age, but more seriously after attending a writers’ festival in Ubud around four years ago.

  1. How long does it take you write a book?

To do it properly it can take years. I believe at least one year with all of the multitude of edits etc.

  1. Can you share with us what your next book will be about?

My next book is a murder mystery set on the northern beaches.

Books by Millie Jackson

A North Shore Buddhist

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