Award Winning Fiction
Author of SF/Fantasy/Horror stories, novels, and screenplays

Leland Dragons Trilogy

Redheart

Redheart Novel

Publication Date: April 2011

Marvelous! Jackie Gamber has created a wondrous, enthralling world of adventure, mystery, and richly crafted characters. Dragons soar--and so do we! This is high fantasy at its most extraordinary.
NY Time Bestselling Author TA Barron

Enter the lands of Leland Province, where dragon and human societies have long dwelled side by side. Superstitions rise sharply, as a severe drought strips the land of its bounty, providing fertile ground for the darker ambitions of Fordon Blackclaw, Dragon Council Leader, who seeks to subdue humans or wipe them off the face of the land.

As the shadow of danger creeps across Leland Province, a young dragon named Kallon Redheart, who has turned his back on dragons and humans alike, comes into an unexpected friendship. Riza Diantus is a young woman whose dreams can no longer be contained by the narrow confines of her village, and when she finds herself in peril, Kallon is the only one with the power to save her. Yet to do so means he must confront his past, and embrace a future he stopped believing in.

A tale of friendship, courage, and ultimate destiny, Redheart invites readers to a wondrous journey through the Leland Dragon Series.

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Sela

Sela Novel

Publication Date: Mar 2012

In my top ten favorite books of all time.
Robin Blakenship ~Bee's Knees Reviews

Sela picks up a few years after the events of Redheart. Vorham Riddess, Venur of Esra Province, covets the crystal ore buried deep in Leland's mountains, and his latest device to obtain it is by marriage to a Leland maiden.

Among Dragonkind, old threats haunt Mount Gore, and shadows loom in the thoughts of the Red who restored life to land and love. A dragon hunter, scarred from countless battles, discovers he can yet suffer more wounds.

In the midst of it all, Sela Redheart is lost, driven from her home with only her old uncle to watch over her. As the dragon-born child of Kallon, the leader of Leland's Dragon Council, she is trapped in human form with no understanding of how she transformed, or how to turn back.

In a world where magic is born of feeling, where the love between a girl and a dragon was once transformative, what power dwells in the heart of young Sela?

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Reclamation

Reclamation Novel

Publication Date: Mar 2013

Jackie Gamber writes with power, beauty, and artistic flair.
~Bryan Davis, bestselling author of Dragons in our Midst

Leland Province remains in danger. The sinister Fordon Blackclaw has returned from the shadows to strike at the heart of neighboring Esra, killing its Venur and making clear his intentions to retake what was once his: Mount Gore, seat of the Leland Dragon Council.

All around, the land grows weaker and weaker. Leland, once thought saved by Kallon Redheart, is without purpose, and within its borders, Murk Forest, a place of mystery and danger, has driven its inhabitants to seek aid. Esra is in flames, and the Rage Desert grows. Dragon and human alike struggle to find their way, and the wizard Orman can sense that there may be more at stake than the affairs of dragons.

Hope remains, yet it is not without obstacles. In Esra, Sela, the daughter of Kallon and Riza, found the well, a source of life, and made herself whole again. But her homecoming is not what she had imagined.

Old wounds buried deep must reopen if life is to continue. Dragons, humans, wizards, and shape shifters are all at risk as the peace between dragon and human has finally been broken.

War is here.

The stakes?

Perhaps the whole world.

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Anthologies

Big Book of SF Novelettes

Hologram Bride Novella

Hologram Bride Orig. Publication Date: May-Jul 2009
Anthology Publication Date: Dec 2013

Hologram Bride won Honorable Mention for the L. Ron Hubbard's Writers of the Future Award in 2007.

Between 1908 and 1924, over 20,000 Asian women immigrated to Hawaii to marry Japanese sugar plantation workers. Strong restrictions in immigration laws forced workers to arrange marriages on photographs only. The U.S. Immigration act of 1924 abruptly stopped these arrangements, but by 1930 picture bride unions birthed over 100,000 offspring--a powerful presence in what would become the 50th state of the union.

Hologram Bride looks at what a picture bride arrangement might look like in a dystopian future when only the wealthiest can hope to escape the suffocating reality of a pollution choked earth.

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Writers Workshop

Writers Workshop Interview

Anthology Publication Date: April 2013
Edited by Michael Knost

Do you want to learn how to write genre fiction that is bigger and better?

Writers Workshop of Science Fiction and Fantasy is a collection of essays and interviews by and with many of the movers-and-shakers in the industry, including Neil Gaiman, Orson Scott Card, Ursula K. LeGuin, Tim Powers, Kevin J. Anderson, Jackie Gamber, and more.

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Dead Souls

Day in the Death Of Short Story

Anthology Publication Date: May 2014
Foreword by Jonathan Maberry

In this world, zombies are a given. You die, you reanimate. No one knows why it’s so—at least, not yet—and the only way to make sure you’re recovered and returned to family (if they want you) is by microchipping.

This is the story of Carl, a worker for the Animate Response Team, who retrieves the Animates, cleans them up, and houses them in a shelter while their fate is decided. Pro-Deathers insist “Animates Are People Too”, government conspiracies abound, and a bleeding-heart reporter wants Carl to help her get to the truth.

It’s just another day in the life—death—of.

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Other Literary Links

Jackie's author page on Amazon
Jackie's author page on Indie Publisher, Seventh Star Press.
Read online, the Editors' Choice Award story "Hidden: the Lost Works of Dernell Hall", published by Bewildering Stories in 2007