All Hail Jackson Pearce

11 Jan

Who is Jackson Pearce, you may well ask? I certainly did the other day after a friend forwarded me a wonderful video created by this remarkable young woman about the joys of writing. Yes, Jackson Pearce is a woman. You’ve got to love those names that you’re never quite sure about. I’m the owner of one myself.

Here’s the video: An homage to Baz Luhrman’s “Everybody’s Free (to Wear Sunscreen)”, this is “Everybody’s Free (to buy a Laser Printer). Go ahead, watch it. Tell me you don’t love it?

Jackson Pearce — for the uninitiated — is a 25-year-old novelist living in Atlanta, Georgia. Her first novel As You Wish was published by Harper, Collins, and her second novel, Sisters Red will be released by Little, Brown in June 2010. Head on over now to Jackson’s Web site and check her out. Go on, go now. I’ll wait.

Back yet? Isn’t she amazing? Upbeat? Prolific? Extraordinary? And I haven’t even read her books.  I don’t know why, but she somehow seems to inspire hope in novelists young and old. And that’s always a good thing, no?

Right, back to you regularly scheduled programming…

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