Finding Jackson by Anne Holster – Interview

Q: What is something you’ve lied about?

Lol, my age, but who hasn’t?

Q: Who is the last person you hugged?

That’s an easy one! The last person I hugged is my daughter and that was early this morning. I always give her a hug before she leaves for school.

Q: What are you reading now?

Right now I’m re-reading Thoughtless by S.C. Stephens. It’s one of my favorites!

Q: How do you come up with titles to your books?

I come up with titles for my books in different ways. For my first book, ‘Imaginary Grace’ I came up with the title when I heard an old song on the radio by a band called Modern English. The song’s called ‘I Melt With You’ and there’s a line that says “…wrapped in a state of imaginary grace.”

My second book, ‘Finished’ was easy because the main character’s name is Finn and I derived the title from his name.

My latest novel, ‘Finding Jackson’ had a working title of ‘Losing Leah’ for most of the time I was writing it. I changed it at the last minute after getting a lot of push-back from a few of my beta-readers. They felt that the book was about so much more than Jackson and Leah’s relationship and I eventually began to see where they were coming from. After tossing a few other ideas out, I finally came up with ‘Finding Jackson.’ In the end, I felt it was perfect.

Q: Share your dream cast for you book.

I know this isn’t the answer anyone is looking for and it might even sound like a cop-out to some, but my ‘dream cast’ for ‘Finding Jackson’ would be made up of all unknowns. I have a certain vision of what each character looks like in my head and no actor or actress that I can think of at the moment would fit the bill, especially when it comes to Jackson. He’s unique and the actor to play his part in the movie would have to be just as unique!


It’s 1977 – Star Wars is breaking records at the box office, Bruce Springsteen’s Born to Run tour is taking the country by storm, and born-and-bred Jersey girl Annalise Keller has fallen in love for the first and last time. Hot and charismatic with dreams of making it as a rock star, Keith “Ace” Foxx is everything a teenage girl dreams of. He falls as hard for Anna as she does for him and the two decide to run off to California in search of his big break. Fate has other plans though, and several years and three kids later, Ace has traded in his guitar for a job at the local post office and Anna has become a symbol of all he has given up. Ace spends most nights at the local bar, trying to drink away his anger and resentment.

Flash forward a decade, and their youngest child, Jackson, is headed nowhere fast. In a life filled with meaningless jobs and too much partying, music is his only true escape from the pain of a childhood that abruptly ended one rainy night. The accident had destroyed his family and left him with a slew of unanswered questions.

Everything changes the night Jackson meets Leah. Shy and reserved, she doesn’t smoke and barely drinks; she certainly doesn’t put out. Not exactly the girl from the Bon Jovi videos he watched as a kid. Yet, before he knows it, she has become his world.

Then, just when it looks like his dreams might come true, betrayal and loss once again threaten everything he holds dear. As Jackson struggles to keep his world from spinning out of control, he knows one thing for sure, the choices he makes now will either be the start of a whole new life, or it just might be the end of him.

  • Finding Jackson by Anne Holster
  • Genre: New Adult Romance
  • Page Count: 481 pages
  • Pub Date:  October 29, 2019

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It was Halloween the first time I laid eyes on him. I’ll never forget it because Halloween had always been my favorite holiday, maybe because for some reason I was allowed to run wild. Things I’d never get away with were suddenly okay to do on Halloween. For instance, staying out after dark or eating candy before dinner, dressing inappropriately, and by inappropriately, I mean going out without a coat when the weather dipped below fifty degrees. Things you think are cool when you’re ten years old, which was how old I was that year. Most people may not clearly remember their tenth Halloween, but I do and with very good reason, because it was the day I fell in love. You might think it crazy for a fifth grader to arrive home after a night of trick-or-treating and announce that she’s in love and you probably wouldn’t be the only one, but that’s exactly what I did – and I was totally serious.

It was dusk, and the air was electric with excitement. It had been a lucrative afternoon and my three friends and I had split up just long enough to empty our bags of candy, grab something to eat, then regroup in an hour to hit the other side of town. Not wanting to waste any time I decided to cut through the woods by my house, something I didn’t usually do with darkness approaching. It was a fateful decision that would end up altering the course of my life.

Anne Holster resides in Northern New Jersey with her husband and two children. When she’s not writing she enjoys spending time with her family, playing tennis and reading angsty romance novels. She is currently working on her fourth book.


I was provided an advanced reader’s copy of this book for free. I am talking about this book voluntarily.

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