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Jackson Burnett

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Jackson Burnett is the name used by a writer, lawyer, and amateur fiddle player who lives in a Southwest American city. He is a fan of the roller derby, Italian opera, and old-time country and roots music.

Besides mysteries, Burnett writes short literary fiction and essays.



It's a difficult word for school children.


It's a word lightly edited authors should know.

Some of the best storytelling I've read recently has been written by indie authors. Some aren't ready for prime time. Their skill isn't yet sufficient for their vision. Many -- maybe most -- unwittingly create confusion and ambiguity by poor word choice. They don't know how to use pron... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on October 19, 2014 12:07 • 7 views • Tags: antecedent, grammar, indie-authors, jackson-burnett, pronouns, the-past-never-ends
Average rating: 3.82 · 51 ratings · 18 reviews · 2 distinct works · Similar authors
The Past Never Ends
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The Past Never Ends (Mystery & Thrillers)
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Salem's Daughter
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Home is the Sailor
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Jackson Burnett is 20% done with Salem's Daughter: Pirate ship approaches! Main female character seems intent on making herself brigand bait.
Salem's Daughter
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Her by Harriet Lane
"A novel with a bit of a twist in the tale a la Sophie Hannah. From the outset we know that Nina has an ulterior motive in befriending Emma, but it is only as the story unfolds, each woman giving us her view of the blossoming 'friendship', that the..." Read more of this review »
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The Drunken Botanist by Amy Stewart
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Empire of the Summer Moon by S.C. Gwynne
"The story of the Comanche Indians and how they were forced to settle is told in bloody detail by S.C. Gwynne. I felt such sympathy for the Parker family, especially Cynthia Ann. I can imagine how hard it was for her to adjust to the Indian lifesty..." Read more of this review »
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You by Caroline Kepnes
"A smile and a rant about books and Dan Brown from a beautiful woman is all it took. Joe Goldberg has a new obsession. Guinevere Beck is everything he ever wanted; she is smart, witty, and sexy but there is only one problem, she is not his. Beck do..." Read more of this review »
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The pit and the pendulum and other stories by Edgar Allan Poe
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Jackson Burnett is 16% done with Salem's Daughter: Main female character is on a ship on the ocean. A chance for her to be abducted by pirates, of course, but then the sailors on the ship see her for the first time. Steeling her nerves, she swung her eyes to the left, sucking in her breath at the raw animal lust she saw devouring her body. Pirates or sailors, it's going to be a long trip.
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Stepbrother Dearest by Penelope Ward
Stepbrother Dearest
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“Justice isn’t about fixing the past; it’s about healing the past's future.”
Jackson Burnett

“A thousand years from now nobody is
going to know that you or I ever lived. The cynic is
right, but lazy. He says ‘You live, you die and nothing you do will ever make a difference.’ But as long as I live, I’m going to be like Beethoven and shake my fist at fate and try to do something for those who live here now and who knows how far into the future that will go. If I accomplish nothing more than making my arm sore, at least I will be satisfied that I have lived.”
Jackson Burnett, The Past Never Ends

“(She) got herself a real boyfriend and she was just crazy about him. Not jack rabbit naked and coyote howling crazy, but sugar 'n' butter, soft 'n' sweet crazy.”
Jackson Burnett, The Past Never Ends

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Jackson Burnett Allyse wrote: "Hello Jackson! Congrats on your book! Mine's almost impossible to get hold of outside of Australia/New Zealand at the moment. You can only really get it in paperback from the website fishpond.com.a..."

Thanks for letting me know, Allyse. When it become available in the US, would you please let me know? I'm behind on my reading but when I catch up, if it's not available here, I'll just have it shipped from fishpond. Good luck with it.

Allyse Near Hello Jackson! Congrats on your book! Mine's almost impossible to get hold of outside of Australia/New Zealand at the moment. You can only really get it in paperback from the website fishpond.com.au. :)

message 6: by Kim

Kim Hi Jackson. Thanks for the friendship invitation. I'm looking forward to getting to know you and reading your reviews.

Maureen Hi Jackson! Sorry it's taken me so long to come back and thank you for your message! I don't tend to read much mainstream fiction but there's so many interesting books out there, that I just follow where they lead. :)

It's nice to see you're a fan/friend of Duke's. More people should read him. Also, Pop. 1280! Hurray! Have you read any Maritta Wolff? I recently read two (Night Shift and Whistle Stop) that I need to review but they were excellent. In some ways she felt like she was channelling the same vibe as Jim Thompson.

While I'm here, I'd like to extend an invitation to the group I belong to, fiction files redux. We don't post as frequently as we used to, but we are always looking for new blood. :)

Catch you on the flip flop,


Jackson Burnett Thanks. I'll be interested in Dead Connection.


message 3: by Cher

Cher Thanks for the invite. You say the nicest things. I wrote a short review about Creole Belle today. I had to absorb the story for 2 days after finishing it before I could get a handle on what I would write. I'm going to start on Alafair's book Dead Connection tonight. Will let you know how she does.

Melanie Hi Jackson

You bet :)


Benjamin Sobieck Thanks for the friend add!

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