Southern Spines Podcast: Joshilyn Jackson, Author of A Grown-Up Kind of Pretty

Southern Spines: A Grown-Up Kind of Pretty by Joshilyn JacksonOn the eve of the paperback release of A Grown-Up Kind of Pretty, we talk to New York Times Bestselling author Joshilyn Jackson about the three powerful voices who narrate this book. Here’s a synopsis of the novel from Joshilyn’s website:

Every fifteen years, trouble comes after the Slocumb women. Now, as their youngest turns fifteen, a long-hidden grave is unearthed in the backyard. Headstrong young Mosey Slocumb is determined to find out who used their yard as a make-shift cemetery, and why. What she learns could cost her family everything.  As forty-five year old Ginny fights to protect Mosey from the truth, she’s thrown back into the arms of the long-lost–and married–love of her life. Between them is Liza, silenced by a stroke, with the answers trapped inside her. To survive Liza’s secrets and Mosey’s insistent adventures, Ginny must learn to trust the love that braids the strands of their past—and stop at nothing to defend their future.

Southern Spines: Joshilyn Jackson

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And speaking of voices, Joshilyn has narrated all but one of her audiobooks. Her work in this field has been nominated for the Audie Award, was selected by AudioFile Magazine for their best of the year list, has made the 2012 Audible All-Star list for highest listener ranks/reviews, and garnered a Listen Up Award from Publisher’s Weekly.

Just today, Publisher’s Weekly gave a starred audio review to Joshilyn’s narration of another writer’s work, Shine Shine Shine by Lydia Netzer.

If you want to get Joshilyn’s picks for great Southern authors and other reads on her “spectrum of Southern literature”, grab a pencil and listen up.


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7 Responses to Southern Spines Podcast: Joshilyn Jackson, Author of A Grown-Up Kind of Pretty

  1. Alison Law September 25, 2012 at 3:42 pm #

    And welcome to Joshilyn’s Best Beloveds who may have wandered over here from her Faster Than Kudzu blog. I promise: no flashing will occur on Southern Spines. Roam freely.

  2. Skipper Hammond September 25, 2012 at 6:58 pm #

    Thanks for doing this blog. Just discovered it through a link from Jackson’s Faster Than Kudzu blog. It promises to be a significant support and breeding space for Southern literary creativity. Good authors interviewed by skilled interviewers.

    • Alison Law September 25, 2012 at 8:25 pm #

      We appreciate you stopping by, Skipper. We’ve been fortunate to attract good contributors who’ve had access to some great writers who are as generous as they are talented.

  3. Chrissy October 16, 2012 at 12:18 pm #

    Hello, there. I am desperate to listen to this podcast, but I can’t figure out how. I can’t seem to find the link- can you help?

    • Alison Law October 16, 2012 at 2:31 pm #

      Chrissy, you can listen to the podcast using the player embedded in the actual blog post. Another option is to listen to it via Blubrry using this link: Or you can subscribe and listen to the Southern Spines podcasts via iTunes. I hope one of those three options works for you. Thanks for your interest! Alison

  4. Kat Kennedy January 17, 2013 at 8:31 pm #

    In preparation for Joshilyn Jackson’s Twitter Chat with Deep South Magazine tomorrow, I listened to this interview. Wonderful job. I do get asked all the time about whether or not there is a definite Southern Literature, and I loved Joshilyn’s answer about the spectrum of Southern lit. I believe she mentioned that it is a sort of rainbow. I agree, with perhaps a moonshine still at the end, instead of the pot of gold. Great job, Allison.


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