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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. She is a designated Master Teacher and is a National Board Certified Teacher.

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

Her website at includes her blog, “The View from Here,” and information about her nineteen published books. Her most recent books are a revision-rewrite of her first book, now named “It’s Surely a God Thing!” and an anthology of shorter works published in other formats, “Encore Anthology: Stories and Poems.”  This is a compilation of works accepted in nine anthologies in the past eight years, now in one convenient place for readers to enjoy.

Ms. Jackson is now struggling with eyesight issues. She requests prayers for complete healing.




2012 It’s a God Thing! An Evangelical Novel
2013 Job Loss: What’s Next? A Step by Step Action Plan Nonfiction Nonfiction
2013 Bless You Bouquets A Memoir
2014 And God Chose Joseph A Christmas Story
2014 Rocking Chair Porch: Summers with Grandma Memoir
2015 Whispering Woods A Christian Novel
2015 Winter Wonderland at Whispering Woods A Sequel
2016 Splendid Springtime at Whispering Woods A Sequel
2016 Christmas Is Coming at Whispering Woods Book IV series
2015 Thanksliving: Attitude of Gratitude A Devotional Journal
2016 After Easter: Ascension and Pentecost A Devotional
2016 Advent Adventure A Devotional Guide
2016 My Psalms Devotional Guide
2017 Seaside Serendipity Novel
2017 Yay! Hooray! It’s Concert Day! Children’s book
2018 Restore My Soul: A Lenten Journey Devotional Guide
2018 Life-Changing Water: Chaos to Glory Devotional Guide
2018 It’s Surely a GOD Thing! Evangelical Novel
2018 Encore Anthology: Stories and Poems Compilation of Short Works
2015 Love and Rockets “Star-Crossed Lovers” Space Coast Writers’ Guild
2015 Driftwood Yearbook “Handheld Romance”
“Place to Place”
“Picture Perfect”
“Picture Perfect”
Scribblers of Brevard
2016 Finding Your Wings “Sometimes Angels Wear Clothes” Spiritual Writers Network
2016 Stories of Hope “Teachable Moments” Authors for Christ
2016 Spring “Nascent Springtime” Space Coast Writers Guild
2016 Holidays “What a Christmas It Was!” Space Coast Writers Guild
2017 Friends “Magnolia Symphony” Space Coast Writers Guild
2017 Perseverance “Behold, I Stand at the Gate” Space Coast Writers Guild
2018 Dreams “The Little Silver Bell on the Thrift Store Door” Space Coast Writers’ Guild


Betty Whitaker Jackson, Author:

2014 First Prize in Reminisce/Reader’s Digest LifeRich Memoir Contest
2015 Whispering Woods Book Trailer

Her blog, “The View from Here”

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Soon celebrating their 50th 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, WestBow books, and LifeRich Publishing.