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Mrs. Jackson has completed thirty-three books since her retirement in 2012. She has recently completed her Seaside Saga series about fostering and adopting sibling groups. Seashell Saga (2021), Cher’s Seaside Saga (2022), Sam’s Sea Stars Saga (2023) Suzanne Dawn’s Saga (2024). In addition, she is mentoring senior citizens in writing their memoirs. Two volumes have been completed: Monday Memoir Moments and Monday Memoirs: You Are Unique. She contributes and edits these.

Betty Whitaker Jackson: Author

Betty Whitaker Jackson writes fiction, memoirs, poetry, children’s books, chapbooks, 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 mentored student writers in their first publications, and proofreads, edits, and judges contests when requested. She currently belongs to two monthly book clubs and mentors a memoir-writing group.

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 KDP.Amazon.

She is an active member of the Space Coast Writers’ Guild and volunteers with the Space Coast Symphony Orchestra and Covenant Church. She 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 includes her blog, “The View from Here, and information about her thirty-two published books. Several of her books, including Concord Place on Apple Tree Lane, Seashell Saga, Cher’s Seaside Saga, Sam’s Sea Stars Saga, Suzanne Dawn’s Saga, and Mom’s Tender Touch  were written during National Novel Writing Months (NaNoWriMo) the past six Novembers. The drafts were then revised and published. Ms. Jackson has contributed to seven more juried anthologies: “Pandemic,” “Mischief,” “Written in the Sun,” “Reflections,” “Mus(ing)s,”  “Secrets,” and “Addictions.” All twenty-two are available on

Mrs. Jackson has struggled with retina issues for six years, but thanks to four surgeries and continued treatment, is still able to write. She is thankful for prayers on her behalf.

She and her husband of fifty-five years now reside in a senior independent living apartment. She  mentors a memoir-writing group of “new” authors. Their second book signing event will be August, 2024, and she will be part of a panel discussing memoir writing at SCWG (Space Coast Writing Guild) in September, 2024.


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  

              (First Prize in Reminisce/Reader’s Digest LifeRich Memoir Contest 2014)

2015  Whispering Woods

      LifeRich Publishing.

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!

2018  It’s Surely a God Thing!

2018  Restore My Soul Psalms: A Lenten Journey

2018  Encore Anthology  Stories and Poems

2018  Life-Changing Water: Chaos to Glory: a Metaphor Study

2019  Apple Tree Lane

2019  I Hear Music Everywhere

2019  At Home on Apple Tree Lane

2019  Led by the Spirit

2020 The Nature of Things

2020 Her Name Was Bess

2021 Cortland Place on Apple Tree Lane

2021 Seashell Saga

2022  Cher’s Seaside Saga

2023  Sam’s Sea Star Saga

2024 Suzanne Dawn’s Saga

2024 Monday Memoir Moments Anthology #1(editor)

2024 Monday Memoirs: You Are Unique  Anthogoy #2 (editor)

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 fifty-sixth wedding anniversary, the Jacksons have lived in New York, New Jersey, Iowa, and now, the paradise of Palm Bay, Florida. They now live in a Senior Living facility in Palm Bay, Florida. Their two grown children and daughter-in-love, all orchestra musicians and music teacher, and their beautiful and talented granddaughters Kaley and Emily, live nearby.

Hobbies include symphonic music, singing, book clubs, and teaching a weekly small-group Bible study on Zoom for seniors. Foundationally, they daily enjoy God’s divine appointments called Godincidences, which show God’s providence and loving kindness. Favorite saying: “Too blessed to be stressed.”

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