Jacquelin Thomas' books have garnered several awards, including two EMMA awards, the Romance In Color Reviewers Award, Readers Choice Award, and the Atlanta Choice Award in the Religious & Spiritual category. She was nominated for a 2008 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Fiction in the Young Adult category. Jacquelin has published in the romance, inspirational fiction and young adult genres.
A Conversation with Jacquelin Thomas, Author of The Ideal Wife
Q. You start off The Ideal Wife with a scripture passage from Esther 1:8–12. Why did you choose this particular passage and how does it relate to the story?
A. There isn’t a whole lot on Queen Vashti in the Bible, but she inspired me to write The Ideal Wife. The scripture reference sets the tone for the story. Here is a man proud of his wife’s beauty and he wants to show her off to the men in...
A Conversation with Jacquelin Thomas, Author of Split Ends
Q. You’ve written for both teenagers and adults. Does your process change from one to the other? Is there one audience you prefer writing for?
A . I love writing for both audiences, and it’s interesting that my audience as a whole seems to read both genres. I have adults who read the YA books and teens reading my adult books. The process is the same—only the mentality of my characters changes.