After a childhood spent moving around southern California, including nine schools by the time she graduated high school, Angelica R. Jackson gratefully settled in the Sacramento area in the early 1990s. Writing has been a constant presence in her life, supplemented by jobs as a storyteller, photographer, and bookstore clerk.

Angelica has published articles on such subjects as gardening, natural history, web design, travel, hiking, and local history. Other interests include pets, reading, green living, and cooking for food allergies (the latter not necessarily by choice, but she’s come to terms with it). Ongoing projects include short fiction, poetry, YA novels, art photography, and children’s picture books.

She was awarded an A.A. in Languages and Literature from American River College in 1999 and would like to take some culinary classes sometime soon. She currently resides in a solar home in the Sierra foothills with her husband, two rescued Griffon Fauve de Bretagne sisters, and a reformed-feral tabby. Fat Kitty City, a no-kill cat sanctuary, benefits from Angelica’s photography and feral cat socialization skills.

Her photos are at Email at strikingnotes(at)yahoo(dot)com and send her a tweet @angelicarjaxon

Interviews on the web:

Interview for MG short story, Hornworms, in Hunger Mountain

Interview for Ebb Tide, 3rd place in WOW! Women on Writing's Spring 2010 Flash Fiction Contest.

Pitch University Member Spotlight from April 2011

Interview on The Writer Librarian blog about Crow's Rest's characters, cover design, and what comes next for the series