Winner of the Mary Shelley Award

Jackie is such a fan of Mary Shelley, a fact which prompted her to submit Freak Museum to Rosebud Magazine for the Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley Award for Imaginative Fiction. Shelley was a woman of talent and illumination at a time when it couldn't fully be appreciated. She loved deeply, lost greatly, and died too young. She wrote many works of probing fiction of course, but her novel Frankenstein; or, the Modern Prometheus is a great introduction if you're not familiar with her work.

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Binnacle Ultra-Short Writing Contest Finalist

Jackie was selected as a finalist in the Fourth Annual International Ultra-Short Contest sponsored by The Binnacle. Entries were received from over 600 writers in sixteen countries covering six continents. The Binnacle is the Literary and Arts Magazine for the University of Maine at Machias.

Winner - Darrell Award

At an awards banquet during MidSouthCon 26 in Memphis, TN, the 2008 Darrell Award winners were announced. Jackie had two stories listed as finalists in the short story category. "It was overwhelming to hear my name called out as winner, with friends and family there to cheer me on," said Jackie.

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