Author Spotlight: Becca Jackson


Becca Jackson

For my latest Author Spotlight I’m joined by the amazing Becca Jackson. We talked about releasing the third book in her No Man’s Land series, finding her writing groove again, and each book bringing new challenges.

Take it away Becca…

First things first, please introduce yourself!
Hi, my name is Becca and I am a mm romance author from the east coast of Australia.

Tell us a little bit about your writing style.
I write MM romance novels with happily ever afters.

Describe your books in only three words.
Heart, Heat & Happily-Ever-Afters, that last one is one word, right?

Can you tell us a little bit about your latest release?
My latest release is book 3 in the Love in No Man’s Land series Whiskey Business, and it tells the story of Marcus, the serious older bar owner with a broken heart finding love with Ari, the cocky young entrepreneur friend who struggles to see his own worth. It has some of my favorite tropes with only one bed, friends to lovers, age gap, size difference and fake boyfriends. It was released August 9th on Amazon and is also in Kindle Unlimited.

Out of all your books, which one are you most proud of?
Whiskey Business. Whenever a book releases I can’t help but be most proud of it, because so much time, effort and work went into creating it. Each book brings new challenges and reasons to be proud.

What or who (or both) has influenced you most as a writer?
TBH Saxon James has been and will likely forever be one of my biggest influences and supporters through my writing. Her dedication to her craft, the business of writing and the works she produces is an incredible inspiration.

What inspired you to start writing?
My love of reading inspired my desire to write. The first story I wrote was in primary school and since then I’ve dreamed of being a writer, and telling my own stories for others to enjoy. 

What’s your writing process like? Do you have a typical “writing day”?
It varies, I am still also working full time in a non writing job, so trying to stick to set writing schedules is difficult. I recently watched a video on Inkers Con, The How of Creativity with Jeff Wheeler and it has inspired me to set the same time each day outside of when I could be scheduled for my other job or where I am not needed by family etc to write each week. I like to sprint write, usually in 15 -20 min blocks and have found I can get a few thousand words a day done this way. 

What comes first for you – the plot or the characters?
It depends. With Textual Connections it was the characters, but with The Half Baked Plan, I had the characters and so needed to develop the plot for them.

What’s a book that you wish you’d written?
I wish I’d written this book I am working on now three months ago. Does that count? I tend not to look at what others have done and don’t say things like I wish I had done that too, instead I look at what they have done and say well if they can do it it’s not an impossible task and the only thing in my way of doing it too is me. I slipped out of my writing groove and like Jeff explains on his video at Inkers Con, creativity is a muscle and when you don’t use it, you start to lose it’s strength. I am building that back up now and the words are starting to flow again.

If you could only write one trope for the rest of your life, what would it be and why?
Fake boyfriends, it’s just so fun.

What would be your three desert island books?
That is a really tough question. I don’t read the same stories over and over again too often, so let’s go with the first three I can think of that I read a few times because they are just that good. Roommate Arrangement by Saxon James, Fake Out by Eden Finley and Spirited Situation by Louisa Masters. This list is bound to change as I read more and more amazing stories.

If one of your books could be made into a movie/TV series, which would you choose and who would you cast?
I would choose Whiskey Business because Marcus is very much a Henry Cavill type older man and Ari would be someone like Timothée Chalamet.

What do you like to do when you’re not writing? Do you have a secret passion or hobby that we don’t know about?
I am a graphic designer and love being able to create some beautiful covers for some incredible authors.

Finally, what’s your favourite dinosaur?
I have to go old school on this one and say the T-Rex, and it is all thanks to the OG Jurassic Park. It will forever be the biggest bestest badass dino out there.

BECCA JACKSON is an Australian author delivering heart, heat, and happily ever afters for some totally adorkable and fabulous guys.

For more information on Becca and her work you can find her on her website, and follow her on Facebook, Instagram and TikTok. You can also join her Facebook Reader Group for the latest news and updates.