Jackson Pearce has become popular in Germany for her fairy tale-inspired tales. She took the time in her busy schedule to answer some questions for Lazy Literature. (Photo: Copyright Lisa Russo)

Your novels are about being true to yourself. Is that an issue you find most important or something that’s universal and lets us all struggle with – and so it finds its way into your novels?

I think being true to oneself is something we all struggle with at one time or another. It’s so easy to live a lie, not only to others, but to yourself; convincing yourself you feel differently than you really do, or want different things than you really do, or hope different things than you really do…sometimes those lies are easier than identifying and facing your truth. Doing so, however, means you’ll never really know yourself– and worse, you’ll have never really given yourself a chance to shine.

It seems you couldn’t let go of the world you invented for „As You Wish“ since you wrote a short story called „Things about Love“, set three years after the novel. What aspects intrigued you so much to write that ebook?

I always wanted to tell Lawrence’s story– he’s such a sweet, kind character! It seemed only fair to give him a little romance.

Many of your novels are based on fairy tales. Do you have a favorite one and/or plans to write about that one?

My favorite fairytale is The Snow Queen, by Hans Christian Anderson. I just finished a retelling of that story called COLD SPELL, which comes out next year in the US.

Many authors now have their work turned into a graphic novel. Do you have plans for that and if not – just imagine for a second you could get your dreamteam – which artist would be your favorite for which novel?

I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to do a graphic novel. I hope there’s interest, some day. I’m not sure I’m familiar enough with graphic novel artists to pick a dream team. Wouldn’t an AS YOU WISH graphic novel be amazing? Maybe my German publisher can do it! 🙂

What are you currently reading for pleasure?

I just finished reading CODE NAME VERITY, by Elizabeth Wein, and ADORED IT. I also really really really loved BEAUTY QUEENS by Libba Bray, which is hilarious.

Much thanks to my German readers for showing AS YOU WISH so much love; the book has been a bigger success in Germany than it has here in the US! It makes me so happy!

Thank you for taking the time for this interview.