Jackie received her MFA in Creative Writing from The New School and her BS in English Education from New York University. Aside from writing for young adults, she is also actively involved in theatre, and has acted and directed across the tri-state area. As a playwright, she has had work produced in both NYC and NJ. By day, she works at a higher education opportunity program at the NYC College of Technology. Jackie lives in NJ with her husband, two children, and (very handsome) golden retriever, Gatsby.