Interview with DEB Tiffany Jackson + #DebBallGiveaway of ALLEGEDLY

I am so thrilled to present fellow Debutante Tiffany Jackson, author of the newly launched YA novel ALLEGEDLY, to the guest chair. I’m so fortunate that Tiffany lives in New York, as I have had the opportunity to meet her in person, share a drink (or two), and get to know this lovely, smart, fabulous author. I read her compelling, suspenseful book and loved every page and every twist and turn. Thank you, Tiffany!

If you haven’t already, pick up a copy of Tiffany’s debut novel ALLEGEDLY today. You can also enter to win a copy by retweeting this tweet on twitter:

You can also enter by sharing our post on Facebook. We will select and contact the very lucky winner on Friday, January 6th at noon (US Only).

Tiffany’s haunting, suspenseful, and wonderfully-written novel ALLEGEDLY is already taking the world by storm. A bestseller on Amazon, ALLEGEDLY has received four starred reviews (Kirkus, Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, and Booklist) and has appeared in US Weekly on their list of “Thrilling YA Reads For All”!

I think Publishers Weekly put it best when the reviewer stated, “[T]he characters are complex, the situation unsettling, and the line between right and wrong hopelessly blurred. It’s also intensely relevant, addressing race, age, and mental illness within the criminal justice system. Well conceived and executed, this is an absorbing and exceptional first novel.”

Congratulations, Tiffany, and welcome to the guest chair!

Talk about one thing that’s making you happy right now.
Happy this book is finally out! Feels like I’ve been sitting on a ticking bomb for over a year. But I’m soooo happy to be here. Especially with my fellow Debs! It’s awesome having such a support system. 

Where do you love to be?

On a beach. I always joke that I wasn’t made for this cold city living. I was made to live by the sea.

Which talent do you wish you had?
I wish I could run. Like, real runners! Doing marathon races, running for miles and cities. It looks so fun and relaxing. But alas, my asthma always ruin the fun of trying.

When you were a teenager, what did you think you’d be when you grew up?
I always thought I’d be a writer. Which is pretty weird, I just simply knew it was going to happen.  

What time of day do you love best?
Nap time!

Share something that’s always guaranteed to make you laugh.

I’m a huge sucker for puns!! Literally, I red-face cry laughing at them.

Q: What did the buffalo say to his son when he left for college

A: Bison

What is your advice for aspiring writers?

Start building your brand as SOON as you’re done with your book. Brand is KING!

Have you ever tried writing in a different genre? How did that turn out?

I have written New Adult novels in the past and they were the most fun to write! I’m a sucker for love.

What three things would you want with you if stranded on a desert island?

My ipad, a razor, and Idris Elba

Do you have any phobias?

I hate Clowns and Spiders. I feel they are both equally Satan’s spawns. 

Have you ever met someone you idolized?  What was it like?

A few months back I met R.L Stein, my favorite writer growing up. I could barely get the words out to just say hi! I ran outside to call my best friend from childhood to tell her what happened.

Has anyone ever thought a character you wrote was based on them?
Yes. My Mother wants me to make it VERY clear that the character Momma in this book is NOT about her.


Author: Amy Poeppel

Amy Poeppel grew up in Dallas, Texas and left the south to attend Wellesley College. Since then, she has worked as an actor, a high school English teacher, and most recently as the Assistant Director of Admissions at a school in New York City. Her three fabulous boys are all off in Boston attending school, and she and her husband now split their time between New York and Frankfurt, Germany. A theatrical version of SMALL ADMISSIONS was workshopped at the Actors Studio Playwrights/Directors Unit. She later expanded it into her first novel.