Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Everyone Who Has Grown Up In The Country Has A Little Redneck In Them

By: Trish Jackson

Congratulations to "2SonReader", the winner of Trish's giveaway. Thank you to all who participated!

I believe everyone who has grown up in the country has a little redneck in them.

I grew up on a farm in Zimbabwe, Africa, where I always wished I could have a real adventure, oblivious to the fact that to many people around the world I was living an adventure.

I was free to ride my horses anywhere I wanted without restriction, often on my own. My father taught me to shoot, and we fished for trout together in a nearby lake. As a teenager I had to go to boarding school because there were no schools near enough to our farm to enable me to commute. Like many kids who grow up in the country, my friends and I often hung out on some giant boulders overlooking our swimming hole under a waterfall.

I married young to my childhood sweetheart— one of those bad boys we all love--and we are still together today, so I have my very own romance story.

 As a young mother of three in my early twenties I was left alone on our country property for long stretches when a  guerilla war had started and my husband was drafted.  This is when I think I really did live in adventurous times, and the events of that part of my life surely sparked my penchant for romantic suspense. I had to carry an UZI with me whenever I drove anywhere, and because of home invasions by large groups of heavily armed insurgents who raped, tortured and murdered their victims, I locked the house and kept the UZI close at night. I did have to make an exception one night, when an Egyptian cobra got into the dog kennel and I had to go out and shoot it.

I'm thrilled that my second romantic suspense (with a good dose of humor) KICK ASSITUDE, about Twila Taunton, redneck P.I. is being released on March 15th.
Twila Taunton, redneck P.I. is on a quest to find her mother's killer, assisted by her furry friend, Scratch, and hard-drinking weed-smoking Aunt Essie. At the same time, Twila juggles her love life between her long-time boyfriend, hunky Harland O'Connor and sexy young cowboy, Tanner Ferrano.

Kick Assitude is the second in the series. The first, Redneck P.I. is available for download  for 99c until March 14th.

Anyone who comments on this post will be entered to win a free download of Kick Assitude.

Giveaway ends 11:59pm EST March 14th. Please supply your email in the post. You may use spaces or full text for security. (ex. jsmith at gmail dot com) If you do not wish to supply your email, or have trouble posting, please email with a subject title of JRS GIVEAWAY to be entered in the current giveaway. 


  1. Just bought Redneck PI, would love to win Kick Assitude,

  2. These books sound like great reads! I am always looking for new authors to read and these sound like my type of books! I just bought Redneck PI too! Good luck with your writing career!

  3. Thanks for sharing some of your adventures with us. I am always looking for new authors and would love to read a copy of Kick Assitude. The title alone makes it sound like a lot of fun!

  4. The books sound great!! You are a very brave woman! I enjoyed reading about your life, the snake alone would have terrified me!

    mlawson17 at hotmail dot com

  5. What a life you've led! Certainly lots of fodder for your writing. Your series sounds like great fun.

  6. I agree, anyone who has lived in the country has at least a little redneck in them. My sister tells me how redneck I've become since marrying a farmer twenty-some years ago. And my four daughters? Proud Rednecks!
    Cinette5 at hotmail dot com

  7. I have a friend who is a redneck. She is so brassy when she talks that I love to listen to her.



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