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Jackie Connors is an Italian and Irish American writer and poet, born and raised in Staten Island, New York. She is also known as “Jack,” a nickname she shares with her grandmother and late great-grandfather.
An avid reader, Jackie’s love of literature began in early childhood, as she listened to her mother read stories by Dr. Seuss, Eric Carle, and many more beloved authors. She’s the kind of girl who has more books than shoes and handbags—and is unable to part with a single one. Her favorite day would be one that involves a cup of tea, a good book, and writing to her heart's content.
Jackie discovered her passion for writing while daydreaming on an old hammock, imagining stories on the wisps of clouds. The first story she ever wrote was about a lost turtle, written in pencil and illustrated on cardboard. Her mom saved many of her first editions, which can be found among her collection of childhood journals and grammar school report cards.
Her academic background is in the field of teaching: early childhood, elementary, special education, and literacy. She taught preschool and provided remediation for children with reading difficulties and learning disabilities.
PLUMAGE is her debut poetry collection. She continues to write poetry, short stories, and is planning on becoming a novelist.
Jackie currently resides in Howell Township, New Jersey, with her husband, daughter, and their two pets: a frisky tabby cat, Oliver, and a curious rabbit, Peanut.
To purchase/sample Plumage, visit: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00PD5D44Q