Jackson Pearce lives in Atlanta, Georgia, with a slightly cross-eyed cat and a lot of secondhand furniture. She graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in English and a minor in Philosophy. She auditioned for the circus once, but didn’t make it; other jobs she’s had include obituaries writer, biker bar waitress, and receptionist.

Jackson began writing when she got angry that the school librarian couldn’t tell her of a book that contained a smart girl, horses, baby animals, and magic. Her solution was to write the book herself when she was twelve. Her parents thought it was cute at first, but have grown steadily more concerned for her ever since.

Jackson is the author of a series of retold fairytales, including Sisters Red, Sweetly, Fathomless, and Cold Spell, as well as two standalones, As You Wish, and Purity. As J. Nelle Patrick, she is the author of Tsarina. Her first middle grade book, The Doublecross, will be released Winter 2015.

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