Brenda Jackson: James Patterson’s fraternal twin with darker skin

Harlequin Art Exhibit, NYC, 5/29/09 - 136 of 145
Harlequin Art Exhibit, NYC, 5/29/09 - 136 of 145 (Photo credit: rtbookreviews)

My mom once told me that Brenda Jackson was referred to as the African American female James Patterson because the best selling novelist spat out more novels than a laser printer.

Read her biography, and it’ll have you wondering if the woman ever leaves her computer.

As stated on her website, she has written more than 90 novels and novellas, and has 3 million books in print.

Most of her writing career was accomplished in the wee hours of the morning just before she headed off to her 9-to-5.

Just read this Florida Times Union article that says she completed 50 of her novels while working at State Farm Insurance.

Sort of makes me feel bad when I come home from my new job only to vegetate on the couch. Not to mention in my spare time I do a lot of theatre.

Although I want to get like Jackson, sleep is so important to me, I sort of live to sleep another day.

Yet if I were to follow the advice of all the authors who have presented in the Romance Writers of America and Sisters In Crime workshops, I would find a nice schedule to write, update blogs, twitter, and all the lovely business of writing.

This most likely means my blogging will have to become confined to Friday, Saturday, and Sundays.

Good news is I will soon feature advice from authors such as Emily Guido and Devan Sipher. I am in the process of recruiting more writers and bloggers who wish to share their love of writing and success with you.

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