A native Oregonian, Lisa Jackson (sister of author Nancy Bush) has been writing romance novels for twenty years.
Lisa grew up in a small timber town and attended college at Oregon State University. When her kids were toddlers, Lisa's sister suggested they try writing romance. It sounded like a crazy idea at the time.
Lisa and her sister read mainly mystery and suspense novels, so the two women collaborated with a friend and submitted "Stormy Surrender" which was rejected all over New York. (Too much suspense!) Believe it or not, the rejections were positive and fired the sisters up. They tried their hands at writing individual stories. Both eventually sold. That was over 70 novels ago for Lisa.
Now her kids are in college and Lisa currently writes for three publishers. She's thrilled that now, she can finally add in the suspense as it's her first love.