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Betty Whitaker Jackson: Author

Betty Whitaker Jackson writes fiction, memoir, poetry, nonfiction, devotional guides, and anthology pieces. Although she has written for years, retirement from a forty-year career as a secondary language arts teacher has given her the required time to devote to her craft.

She has won First Place in the Reader’s Digest Life Rich Memoir Writing Contest, and has published with WestBow Press, Life Rich Publishing, and CreateSpace.

She is an active member of the Space Coast Writers’ Guild and volunteers with the Space Coast Symphony Orchestra. She now resides in Palm Bay Florida after living in New York, New Jersey, and Iowa. She is a cum laude graduate of Hope College with a major in English Education and minors in history and music, and hold a Master of Arts degree in Humanities from Hofstra University.

Her favorite writing quote is: “I write to discover what I know.” By Flannery O’Connor.

Her website at https://www.bettyjackson.net includes her blog, “The View from Here,” and information about her fifteen published books. Her most recent book, “Yay! Hooray! It’s Concert Day!” features her granddaughters’ attendance at Space Coast Symphony Orchestra concerts. Written from Kaley’s point of view, it shows her parents and aunt, members of the orchestra, tells about the instruments in the orchestra, and let’s the reader experience their excitement at attending these concerts. The book is beautifully illustrated with Raquel Smith’s outstanding water-color sketches. This is designed as a fundraiser for the Symphony’s youth activities, including Symphony for Everyone, Mentorships, and The Quartet Movement.

Her next project is a new devotional guide, “Life-Changing Water” which uses some of the 722 Biblical references to water as metaphors for dealing with life-issues such as thanksgiving, depression cleansing, sorrow, provision, and faithfulness.  Predicted publication date, early 2018.

 


PUBLISHED WORKS AVAILABLE
AT WWW.BETTYJACKSON.NET AND AMAZON.COM

It’s a God Thing! An Evangelical Novel
Bless You Bouquets A Memoir
Job Loss: What’s Next? A Step by Step Action Plan Nonfiction
And God Chose Joseph A Christmas Story
Rocking Chair Porch: Summers with Grandma
Whispering Woods A Christian Novel
Winter Wonderland at Whispering Woods A Sequel
Thanksliving: Attitude of Gratitude A Devotional Journal
After Easter: Ascension and Pentecost A Devotional
Splendid Springtime at Whispering Woods A Sequel
My Psalms Devotional Guide
Advent Adventure A Devotional Guide
 Her works appear in the following anthologies:
Love and Rockets Friends Space Coast Writer’s Guild
Driftwood Brevard Scribblers Yearbook
Finding Your Wings Spiritual Writers Network
Spring Space Coast Writers Guild
Stories of Hope CBM Publishing
 Friends Space Coast Writer’s Guild

 

Her Advent Adventure Devotional Guide book takes families through the season preceding Christmas with use of the Advent Wreath, the Jesse Tree,(Old Testament) and Chrismon (New Testament) ornaments, using scripture texts, patterns for the ornaments, prayers, and hymns.

Her My Psalms Devotional Guide is a book of original psalms designed to lead the reader to prayer and worship, through poetry, scripture, traditional hymns, and reflective journals. This guide can be used as a daily devotional, or a group study.

Betty Whitaker Jackson, Author:

2012 It’s a God Thing!
2013 Job Loss: What’s Next? A Step by Step Action Plan
2013 Bless You Bouquets: A Memoir
2014 And God Chose Joseph: A Christmas Story
2014 Rocking Chair Porch: Summers with Grandma
2015 Whispering Woods
2015 Winter Wonderland at Whispering Woods
2016 Splendid Springtime at Whispering Woods
2016 Christmas Is Coming at Whispering Woods
2015 Thanksliving: Attitude of Gratitude, a Devotional Guide
2016 Beyond Easter: Ascension and Pentecost
2016 Advent Adventure: A Devotional Guide
2016 My Psalms Devotional Guide
2017 Seaside Serendipity
2017 Yay! Hooray! It’s Concert Day!

2014 First Prize in Reminisce/Reader’s Digest LifeRich Memoir Contest
2015 Whispering Woods Book Trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pz_MPtVkiKY

Chosen for Anthologies:

2015 Love and Rockets
2015 Driftwood
2016 Finding Our Wings
2016 Spring
2016 Stories of Hope:
2016 Friends
2016 Perseverance
2017 Holidays

Space Coast Writers’ Guild
Scribblers of Brevard
Spiritual Writers Network
Space Coast Writers’ Guild
Authors for Christ CBM Publishing
Space Coast Writers’ Guild
Space Coast Writers’ Guild
Space Coast Writers’ Guild


Her blog, “The View from Here” www.bettyjackson.net

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Soon celebrating their 49th anniversary, the Jacksons have lived in New York, New Jersey, Iowa, and now, the paradise of Palm Bay, Florida. Their two grown children and daughter-in-love, all orchestra musicians, and beautiful granddaughters Kaley and Emily, live nearby.

Hobbies include gardening, symphonic music, singing, book clubs, and teaching a weekly small-group Bible study for seniors. Foundationally, they daily enjoy God’s divine appointments called Godincidences, which show God’s providence and loving kindness.

Ms. Jackson’s books are available as ebooks and paperback at Amazon.com, WestBow books, and LifeRich Publishing.