ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Michelle D. Jackson is a native of Fairfield, Alabama. Her writing career took root in the late 80s during her mid-teens as a participant and winner of several essay and poetry competitions. In 1990, she was selected to participate in the University of Alabama’s Multicultural Journalism Workshop sponsored by Dow Jones Newspaper Fund. Two years later, after graduating high school, she enrolled at the University, where she wrote for the College of Arts & Sciences' Society of Fine Arts Newspaper. After founding a PR/Marketing consulting firm in college, Jackson worked as a copywriter, columnist and ad designer for Tuscaloosa Times Newspaper.  Over the next few years, she received a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from the University, then went on to write for The Heritage News and Fairfield Times back in her hometown. She is now the owner of PR Solutions LLC and i.Invest National Youth Business Competition. In addition, she is a contributing writer for The Mount Christian Lifestyle Magazine in Pittsburgh and has had articles published in Essence Magazine (online), Biz Magazine New Orleans, CityBusiness New Orleans and many other print and online publications. She also blogs at 1stmorningthoughts.com. 

Jackson published her first novel, The Heart of a Man, in 2010. In 2014, she earned the second place award for The Authors Zone Annual Writer's Competition, General Fiction Category. She is also the recipient of the Princeton Literary Review Gold Standard. Her second novel, From Darkness to Night: Book One - Family Secrets, was released in 2020.

In addition to her BA degree, Jackson has a Master of Public Administration from Central Michigan University. Jackson lives in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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