Alison Jackson's books for older children
ALISON JACKSON has been a children's librarian for over thirty years, both in California and Florida. After graduating with honors from the University of California, Mrs. Jackson attended San Jose State University, where she received a Master's Degree in Librarianship.
Her first book for children, MY BROTHER THE STAR was published by E.P. Dutton in 1990. She then went on to write two more middle grade novels for this age group: CRANES REBOUND and BLOWING BUBBLES WITH THE ENEMY. In 1997, she wrote her first picture book for younger children, entitled I KNOW AN OLD LADY WHO SWALLOWED A PIE. This was then followed by two more picture books: IF THE SHOE FITS and THE BALLAD OF VALENTINE. She has also written two easy-to-read stories for distribution in the Troll Book Fairs: TURKEY'S BEST THANKSGIVING, and OVER IN THE DESERT. Her first book for older readers - RAINMAKER - was published in 2007. In 2008 a fourth picture book came out entitled THEA'S TREE followed by DESERT ROSE AND HER HIGH FALUTIN' HOG in 2009. EGGS OVER EVIE - another book for older readers - was released in November of 2010. She has recently published a ghost story for teens, entitled SCHOOL SPIRIT as an e-book on Amazon Kindle.
In 2011 the author moved to Salinas, California with her husband Steve (a computer analyst) and her two children: Kyle and Quinn. In her spare time she likes to water ski, snow ski, and travel.
For an interview with the author, read a current article on Alison Jackson published in The Californian in February, 2012. A previous article appeared in The Orlando Sentinal while the author was living in Florida.
Alison Jackson's picture books