DIESEL, A Bookstore in Brentwood welcomes Joan Jackson to the store to discuss and sign her novel, Just in Time on Thursday, November 2nd at 6:30 pm. This will be her publication party and all are welcome to attend.
For most of his adult life, the only place Steve felt at peace was at home in Silver Lake, Ohio with his parents--but after their sudden death, he is left on his own. Eager to help their brother, Steve's siblings, Scott and Sylvia, who both live in Los Angeles, scramble to find someone reliable to live with him. The answer to their problem comes in the form of Sylvia's sister-in-law, Nancy, who is desperate to find a place to live and within days, she moves in with Steve. This is the story of Steve and Nancy, who, as virtual strangers thrown together out of necessity, forge a way to live in fragile harmony. Sometimes dark, sometimes humorous, Just in Time is a hopeful, firsthand account of the day-to-day roller coaster of life with a schizophrenic.
Joan Jackson was raised in Ohio. After teaching French for a time, she went on to manage a French-Tahitian export company in Oregon. She is the author of the novel Voluntary Chaos and has published several magazine articles and written a collection of short stories. Jackson spends ten weeks annually in her childhood home in Silver Lake, Ohio, caretaking and managing the home for her schizophrenic brother, who lives alone. She and her husband reside in Los Angeles, California.