[NTERVIEW] Author Laura Jackson
A couple of months ago, I purchased the book Destination Queendom, book of poetry written by Laura Jackson. The poems were really good. Some made me laugh and others made me reflect on issues I’ve seen or experienced in the past. The title alone caught me! Destination Queendom!
Most recently, I had the opportunity to sit down with the author.
Thank you for taking time out to speak with Straight official! So Laura, Tell us a little about yourself?
Thanks for allowing me the opportunity to interview.. about me? I’m the mother of three beautiful girls. Fully Employed since forever and recently found Love!
That’s Excellent! So tell me,when did you start writing poetry?
I began journaling and writing poetry in 8th grade as a means of coping with death actually. Then, I lost a brother who O’D and 6 weeks later another brother was murdered. I was only 13 then, and death was new to me… so I didn’t know how to cope. I would write my thoughts down each day, and then I didn’t even know it was actually poetry. I would just be writing and my words would come together.
I for one read this book, and its deep! What was your inspiration for these poems or was it more therapeutic or a hobby?
Thanks for purchasing my book! I truly appreciate your support.
I decided to write Destination Queendom” one day when I was going through all of my poetry… and thought ” this would make for a good life lesson” At the place I was and where I came from, ( in reading my journals) All I could see was growth! Who I was, and the things that I went through… also constantly being pushed to write based on thoughts that I’ve shared on social media… my poetry is life and situation inspired. Dealing with losing loved ones, love losses, betrayal etc. So basically, most of the poetry is based on my life. There are also some poems that are just thoughts that’s I’ve had or even my friends experiences etc…. I guess you can say it is therapeutic for me and a hobby because writing soothes me. I write literally everyday!
That’s great, also a good way to keep the creative juices flowing! Now I know people will want to get a copy of this book! How can they get a hold of it?
Right now my book can be purchased on my website Www.myqueendomllc.com and also on
Amazon “Destination Queendom”
What’s your social media information so everyone can follow you?
I can be found on FB under MyQueendomllc and IG@Destination_Queendom Also on www.myueendomllc.com
Thank you so much for your time! I Look forward to reading your next book!