Chris Jackson lives in Melbourne, Australia. He is a HS graduate, and has a doctorate in Biblical studies. Under his pen-name (C.A.Milson), he has written 3 books (Rise of The Darkness, Bloodline Of Darkness, She’s Not So Ordinary), and a series of short film screen plays. Chris started in the marketing industry in 1994, quite by accident, when he worked for an insurance firm in Brisbane, QLD. It was that “accident” that led him down the road of being one of the few multi-national experts on telemarketing in the industry today.
During the last 20+ years, he has generated in excess of 500M for clients globally, has trained call center agents, advised start up call centers, and is quite often sought after for his expertise.
His book, “Pick Up The Phone” is the first book in a series of Call Center Training series. His latest release is titled “Tips For Freelance Telemarketers”
Q&A With Chris Jackson
Q: What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
A: Life… and coffee
Q: When you’re not writing, how do you spend your time?
A: I am the type of person who likes to be working, on one thing or another. I get bored very quickly unless I am focused on a task, whether that is writing a new book, or freelancing
Q: When did you first start writing?
A: First story I ever wrote was when I was in Grade 9 at Kedron High School. It was a 4 page fiction story I wrote instead of doing a book report.
Q: What’s the story behind your latest book?
A: The latest work is for those who want to take the art of freelance telemarketing seriously. I have been a freelancer for more than 10 years. There are great opportunities out there if you know where to find them
Q: What motivated you to become an author?
A: It’s in my blood My grandmother was a writer, and she wrote jingles for some commercials that aired on Aussie TV in the 60’s. My grandfather was also an actor, and did quite a number of TV commercials in the 50’s and 60’s
Q: What are you working on next?
A: A fiction book, and a “how to” guide for a client
Q: Who are your favorite authors?
A: Stephen King, Dean Koontz, Lou Adler, Dale Carnegie.