Joan Jackson

Raised in Silver Lake, Ohio, Joan Jackson graduated from Ohio State University and pursued further French studies in Grenoble, France. Through her French language skills, she went from teaching to managing a French Tahitian lumber export company in Oregon, which allowed her to travel extensively throughout the islands of French Polynesia. Joan is the author of the novel Voluntary Chaos, which received an honorable mention at the New York Book Festival. She has been published in several magazines and has written a collection of short stories. She splits her time between Los Angeles and her childhood home in Silver Lake, Ohio, caretaking and managing the home for her schizophrenic brother, who lives alone. Her second novel, Just In Time, is based on the rollercoaster ride of caring for her brother and aims to provide a better understanding of lifelong diseases. 

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