Joshilyn Jackson is not just an author, she’s an entertainer.  From her page-turning books to the audio versions she has narrated, to her visit with our book club, her wonderful talk at The Decatur Book Festival AND her interview with me for Midtown Review, Joshilyn Jackson is laugh out loud funny.  But deep too.  She’s got a lot to say and she’s going to keep you wanting more.

In this interview we focused on BACKSEAT SAINTS and Rose Mae Lolly’s intersection with Arlene Fleet from GODS IN ALABAMA. By the way, Joshilyn says it really doesn’t matter which of the two books you read first.  In fact, even though she wrote GODS first, she almost thinks it’s better to read them the other way around!

We also chatted about the inspiration for the title, the mother-daughter relationship in the book and of course about the main character Rose Mae Lolly.

If you’ve already read SAINTS, you’ll definitely get some fresh insight, but you’ll also get a sneak peek at Joshilyn’s new book A GROWN UP KIND OF PRETTY which will be released this coming January!


As always, I hope you enjoy the interview!  And be sure to check out the rest of the author interview series on iTunes!

– Dana Barrett, Managing Editor