About Jackie

jackie danaI’ve been a writer since grade school, when I wrote my first short story about hillbillies selling lemonade.

Encouraging and fostering fellow writers is very important to me. To that end, I’m one of the Municipal Liaisons for NaNoWriMo for the Austin-Central Texas Region and the primary coordinator and workshop teacher for the Write It Already! meetup in Austin.

I hold a BA degree in Creative Writing and an MA in European History from the University of Missouri-Columbia.

During the day I’m a freelance writer and content manager. In my spare time, I’m an herbalist, a certified storm spotter, an amateur photographer, and a homebrewer. I was born in St. Louis, MO, but now I live in Austin, TX, sharing my home with a dog and several cats who constantly strive to revise human-feline power dynamics.