“The history is true and the fiction is fun,” is one of the things that the reviewer said, and I love that! When I set out to write the Jackson Speed Memoirs those were my two primary goals: To write books that are 1) fun to read with a good mix of humor, action and romance (okay, call it smut if you want) in a quick page-turner; and 2) historically accurate.
I’ve spent a lot of time researching these books, and I want that to show. When readers say, “That can’t possibly be true!” and then they go and look up the “Battle of the Boat” or the “Blood Tubs” or the “Wide Awakes” I want them to say, “Wow! I can’t believe that was true!”
History is fascinating and wonderful stuff. It’s hard to imagine some of the things people have done: The bizarre, the amazing, the sinister and cruel, the courageous … and I am thoroughly enjoying walking through some fascinating history with Jackson Speed.
If you’ve read the first “Jackson Speed” book, post a review over at Amazon.com. If you haven’t read it, then why are you wasting your time on any other pursuits?