Join Us on the Book Tour – Pajama Party: The Story


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Book Tour Launch for
Pajama Party: The Story
By E. C. Jackson

Note from the Author

Food, Fun and Pillow Fights! Welcome to the book tour for my first YA book.

Pajama Party: The Story is the companion book to A Living Hope. The main character of A Living Hope, Sadie Cummings, wrote this book for the girls of Shiatown. After the book was published, she quickly adapted the story into a play. In Sadie’s story, she fought for a chance to restore broken dreams and dealt with the reality of missed chances and bad decisions. Interaction with the nine girls in the drama provided insight into her own teen and college years.

Each girl held solid convictions about herself. Strong personalities prevailed within the group at large. During rehearsals, Sadie observed them through times of happiness and when they were hurting. However, her opinions about their character fluctuated on any given day. One fact never changed: Individuals who appeared to be followers were selective in who they followed. It seemed they never followed anyone to places they had no wish to go or engaged in events they had no wish to join.

But why? Their motivations highlight the story.

Pajama Party is adapted from a play I wrote many years ago. I hope you enjoy the peek inside the lives of nine girls who stole my heart. My prayer is that they steal your heart as well.

— E. C.

Pajama Party: The Story
By E. C. Jackson
YA Christian Contemporary
Paperback & ebook, 213 Pages
August 26th 2017 by E. C. Jackson

Most sleepovers are simple. Food, fun, and pillow fights. But sixteen-year-old Karen Duncan has bigger plans for her slumber party. Family troubles have changed her over the past year, and she’s no longer the petty, selfish girl she used to be. Now she’s ready to shake things up with her friends. The guest list comes as a surprise to some and a slap in the face to others. This popular girl has invited some not-so-popular guests. Even more shocking, she’s left out some of the girls she’s hung out with since middle school.

Diane and Evette are outsiders, nervous about being stuck in a house with the same girls who tease them at school. Kathy, Lisa, and Joann come to the party with the confidence of the in-crowd, but they’re masking inner-turmoil that is bound to surface. Sandy and Angela are usually the voices of reason…usually. And then there’s Linda, the friend that got away. She may not ever forgive the girls who abandoned her years ago. Karen hopes to change her mind.

Her agenda is ambitious, and it could spell disaster. But Karen is convinced God will use this party to spark a new beginning for everyone involved. This companion book to A Living Hope gives us the inspired story Sadie Cummings wrote for the girls of Shiatown.

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Tour Schedule

February 25th:
Launch
Remembrancy
My Devotional Thoughts
February 26th:
Brooke Blogs
amandainpa
February 27th:
Stacking My Book Shelves!
Splashes of Joy
February 28th:
Hearts & Scribbles
Locks, Hooks and Books
Colorimetry
March 1st:
Teatime and Books
JeanBookNerd
Tell Tale Book Reviews
March 2nd:
Grand Finale

About the Author

E. C. Jackson began her writing career with the full-length play Pajama Party. For three and a half years she published the Confidence in Life newsletter for Alpha Production Ministries, in addition to writing tracts and devotionals. Teaching a women’s Bible study at her church for eleven years naturally led to her current endeavor of writing inspirational romance novels and teen and young adult fiction. Her mission: spiritual maturity in the body of Christ through fiction.

A note from E. C. Jackson: “The Write Way: A Real Slice of Life” is the slogan on my website and Facebook author page. If every person reading my book feels connected to the characters, my job is done.

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Tour Giveaway

One 1st Prize winner will receive:
A Living Hope Paperback (the companion book to Pajama Party: The Story)
– 1 Key chain for Pajama Party: The Story
– 1 Key chain for A Living Hope

One 2nd Prize winner will receive:
– A $25 Amazon eGift Card

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2019 Resolutions for Abundant Life

1. Wake up each morning with thoughts of God.

2. Maintain a song within my heart.

3. Make wise decisions.

4. Move forward.

5. Remember what is important.

6. Value people and their realities.

7. Encourage everyone, including myself.

8. Live a well-balanced life.

9. View the world without blinders but with empathy.

10. Grow in spiritual maturity.

The Case for Clean Romance

I write what I enjoy reading: romance novels that do not equate love with endless romps in bed. The day I begin to write a new book, I sit at my computer armed with the main characters’ names and a general story idea. Then, I take a journey to someplace totally different than I expected. Although my books have endless surprises along the way, getting physical underneath the sheets isn’t one of them. Clean romances should nourish us with a real slice of life. That is, true-to-life stories that inspire and entertain each reader.

In my opinion, love displayed through genuine affection and hard work whets the appetite for more of the same.

Seven Questions from Loving the Book Valentine Day Countdown

On February 6th, I took part in Loving the Book’s Valentine Day Countdown featuring 15 authors. Their questions. My answers. See below.

1. Tell us about things you enjoy — what you do for fun or personal satisfaction besides writing?

I am an avid reader and enjoy doing jigsaw puzzles. Contrary to upcoming answers, I like a lot of alone time.

2. When did you first realize you were an author?

I’ve enjoyed penning stories since elementary school. The spark to write grew along with me, and unlike other ideas I’ve had, no obstacle I
encountered quenched the desire.

3. Have you done anything writing-related, but besides actually writing your books, that seemed to get a lot of positive response? Something that encouraged you?

Years ago, I wrote and produced the play Pajama Party, which was adapted into the young adult book Pajama Party: The Story, a companion book to
A Living Hope. Knowing that people enjoyed what I wrote kept hope alive. There is something heartening in other people appreciating what you
do.

Also, The Certain Hope audiobook and hardcover version are due in March. Audiobooks on my other books will come in spring. It seems that each
item I added to my repertoire encouraged me to branch out further. When I added hardcover versions to my book format is a prime example.

4. What is the thing you struggle with the most while writing? And how do you defeat it?

I read a lot of regency romances and have to resist the urge to have my contemporary characters speak with formal dialogue. Each character
draws me into their story and stymies writer’s block. I haven’t ever experienced it. May it never come.

5. What is the “message” of your writing? (For example, is your purpose to encourage old-fashioned values, encourage romance, or do you have different purposes in different books?)

“The Write Way: A Real Slice of Life” is the slogan on my website and Facebook author page. If every person reading my book feels connected to
the characters, my job is done.
Spiritual maturity is the message. In my opinion, spiritual maturity teaches us how to weather life’s storms and thrive with the victory.
Realistic characters with everyday problems is the goal with each book.

6. Are your characters/stories/scenes, etc. based on anything in real life?

For me, observing human nature is a part of true living. So, fully developed characters have found a place inside each story. I love to write
about everyday life. Those little decisions we overlook can have long-reaching consequences.

7. What are your future projects?

Finishing books four and five of the standalone hope-themed series is my top priority. Next is writing companion books for Pajama Party: The
Story. And then, when one of my editors is ready, we will team up to write my first women’s fiction book. As always, I look forward to the
process.