Sunday, March 22, 2020

Welcome to the website of Linda Williams Jackson!

Southern by birth. A Southern writer by the grace of God!

Author of the critically acclaimed, Mississippi-based historical novels, Midnight Without a Moon, and the sequel, A Sky Full of Stars, Linda is plum-picking pleased to still call Mississippi "home."

Browse the site to find out more about Linda, her books, her hometown, and her inspiration. While you're at it, feel free to click on a link to order a book or two.

Oh, and y'all come back now, ya' hear?

Saturday, March 24, 2018

My Book Went On a Voyage!

In May 2016, seven months before Midnight Without a Moon was released into the world as a hardcover book, several teachers contacted me and asked if I would be interested in sending an advanced reader copy (ARC) of the book on a tour. These tours are known by various hashtags on Twitter: #bookjourney, #bookvoyage, #bookrelay, etc.

During the first week of June 2016, Midnight Without a Moon was mailed out to Mrs. Emily Montjoy, a teacher in South Carolina. On Saturday, March 24, 2018--nearly two years later--the book was returned to me by Mrs. Denise Golden, a teacher in Arkansas. Midnight Without a Moon had completed her #BookVoyage.

 The book was as worn out as it should be after 9 readers!

Below are some of the comments made by the teachers who participated in my book's voyage.

Thank you for your love and care of Midnight Without a Moon during this fantastic voyage, Emily Montjoy, Jessica Samuel, Rebecca Webster, Julie Kirchner, Cassie Knight, Corrina Allen, Alison Gettler, Sandy O'Brien, and Denise Golden!