Sep 13, 2018
We interview Cortina (Tina) Jackson in today's episode #33. Tina is a fiction thriller writer, holds two Master's Degrees and is a super mom to two young adults sons. She also shares a very personal experience with an abusive relationship.
Starting by discussing an earlier job as a correctional officer in the prison system, she said, "I had to use my personality, we call it "verbal judo", where you have to use your words to make a situation better. I gained a lot of respect from offenders because I just treated them like people and they would disclosed things to me. I learned a lot about people and a lot about victims. I could really draw from those experiences because I saw that people were going through a lot of turmoil.
Tina was also a victim of domestic violence and shares her struggle and how she was able to overcome. She is now is a survivor sharing her story in hopes to help and inspire others. She says, "I stayed, thinking that the violence and abuse that I endured was my dues that I had to pay in order to live the American dream of a nice home, new cars, and vacations."
She has seen firsthand that life can be scarier than fiction. This has given her a basis for the material in her writing that often seems too detailed to be true. She is enthusiastic about sharing her passion for writing with you.
Learn more about Tina and her path here: