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March 4, 2019

Where Do Ideas Come From?

Writers often get asked where they get their ideas. Most writers, I think, can’t really tell you, and their response will range from “I think I was in the shower,” or “I was driving to the coffee shop,” or some such vague thing.

The truth is, most of us don’t know where we get our ideas. They simply float to us in the ether and drift down like magical rainbow-sparkled star petals. Alternately, some ideas attack in the form of Plot Bunnies, it all just depends.

I’m typically in the “I don’t r...

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Published on March 04, 2019 12:56

February 7, 2019

Author Portrait By Lex Chase

I take terrible photographs, with blurry images and off-center layouts. I take even worse selfies, always getting my “bad” side. So when an aritst of Lex Chase’s calibre puts out an offer to do author portraits, I snapped it up!

She asked me what I wanted, and I gave her a laundry list, of course, because I have no idea what goes into doing a portrait. I’m a writer, not an artist! But I do know good art when I see it, so looking over Lex’s portfolio made my mind go a little wild, like a kid i...

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Published on February 07, 2019 07:01

December 17, 2018

The Christmas Knife

Hey there!

What a pleasure to participate in this year’s Rainbow Advent Calendar event!

My hat is off to Alex Jane for organizing it and for putting her energy in making sure this gift of love from authors to readers came together so smoothly.

To read the other posts from other fabulous authors during the rest of December, you can join the Facebook group or check out the Rainbow Advent Calendar masterpost of all the stories 

My contribution, The Christmas Knife, takes place in the universe cr...

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Published on December 17, 2018 16:42

December 1, 2018

Rainbow Advent Calendar 2018

From the 1st – 24th of December authors of GLBT+ fiction will be opening a door to a selection of festive stories to while away the winter days and get you in the Christmas spirit.
Find stories from your favourite writers and discover some new ones along the way.
A small gift from us to you for all your support in 2018.

This page contains the masterpost of links to the authors and their stories as they are revealed throughout the event. You can find the 2017 masterpost here.

You can also joi...

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Published on December 01, 2018 17:12

October 28, 2018

Las Vegas – Author Signing Event

Big news! I’m going to be at an author signing event in Las Vegas on November 8th, from 3-5pm. Over 100 authors in the same place, signing books and meeting readers. I’ll have Honey from the Lion and Hereos For Ghosts on hand to sell and autograph.

Click here to register to attend as a fan!  By signing up, you’ll be eligible for a raffle to win one of three Kindle Paperwhites being given away at the end of the signing event. Cost for fans is only $2.50 as snacks & beverages will be provided.

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Published on October 28, 2018 12:48

October 1, 2018

Never Respond to Reviewers But–

Readers tell me they are loving Honey From the Lion! I’m so pleased, because I had such a good time writing this particular story. It’s got my favorite tropes, from “enforced intimacy 24/7” to “stuck in a cabin in a snowstorm” to “sharing a bed on a cold winter’s night.” All of those, and more, push my buttons.

John’s Cabin in the Snow (And the shed!)

Readers tell me that those tropes push their buttons, too! They are leaving glowing reviews, which is lovely. In fact, even those who didn’t ca...

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Published on October 01, 2018 11:59

September 19, 2018

Lookit – Author Portrait!

I recently got my author portrait done by the amazing Sarah Jo Chreene. And lookit! Lookit how pretty I am! lookit how my eyes shine!

I’m so pleased with all of the details she put in, how she showed my dimples (but not my wrinkles), and how she included my favorite jewelry. The earrings are regular gold hoops, but the little green stud in my left ear green glass that is actually comporessed volacnic ash from Mt. St. Helens.

The necklace is the type known as a Navaho Ghost Necklace, meaning...

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Published on September 19, 2018 16:46

September 8, 2018

Shoulder Season Blog Tour

The folks at Dreamspinner Press published my book Shoulder Season as part of their World of Love series.

They had an open call around December of 2017, asking for submissions for each of the countries around the globe. Authors were to send in a “treatment” and sign up for a particular country. As Iceland wasn’t spoken for, I was glad to sign up, as Iceland has always been a place I’ve wanted to go.

The Dreamspinner team took me through all of the stages of professionally publishing a book a...

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Published on September 08, 2018 16:04

September 2, 2018

How to Tell You’re In a Jackie North Novel

Someone is making food for you, either a cup of tea with toast, or a full meal. You, or another character, will soon be fed.

There will be chores. Chores are homey. There is nothing to be done about this. Just do them.

Fires are homey too, and there is one, somewhere, either being built or banked to low coals, for the nighttime.

There will be naked times and baths with Castile soap. It is inevitable. Just take the bath, okay?

If there are no bruises, bruises will be made. This is hard, but it...

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Published on September 02, 2018 20:08

January 20, 2018

Hello and Welcome!

I’ve contacted most of my subscribers, and emailed my ARC team, and would like to welcome you all to my new website.

I’m going to be writing m/m contemporary romances, and m/m paranormal romances. If you’d like to hear about upcoming releases, cover reveals, and sales, you can sign up for my newsletter.  (I never spam.)

If you’d like to reach out, you can email me at jackie@jackienorth.com.

If you’d like to contact me on FaceBook, you can find me here. I don’t have a reader group, but I will...

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Published on January 20, 2018 16:49