Naomi Jackson began writing novels at the age of seven, but only recently began her career as a freelance author and passionate storyteller. When she is not reading or writing, you can find Naomi tending to her houseplants, taking a long walk, or volunteering at her home church. She lives with her family in southern Florida.
Naomi Jackson Writes is the perfect place to find updates about her children's fiction and short stories. It is also where she shares thoughts about literature and the beauty that stories bring to our lives.
Do you love stories? I do!
It started back as a child. Dad would read Dr Suess to my sisters and me, changing the words whenever he felt like it, but always keeping the rhyme going. My mom read us a Bible story almost every day. I even remember when my older sister read The Three Musketeers aloud, and my dad was almost late for work because he kept driving around and around in the parking lot, not wanting to miss any of the action.
I can't remember a time before my love affair with stories, and books became the way I could experience what I loved. I read so many books so quickly that my dad started calling me a "Book Pirhana."
Then I got sick. I ended up being bed ridden for several months, which was extremely hard. Being sick is terrifying. Things I had taken for granted, like school and playing with my sisters, became difficult or even impossible. Suddenly, even making it through middle school was not guaranteed. As the world I lived in spiraled out of control, I clung to God, and also to the magic of stories. Books like The Chronicles of Narnia, Winnie the Pooh, and The Hobbit became my safe refuge from the pain and fear I was experiencing. But soon that was not enough, and I began to write.
I finished my first novel at eleven years old. Building my own world and telling my own story was completely addicting, and I have been writing ever since.
I would love to share the joy of stories with you. In October of 2016, I realized that my stories are my way to help someone else experience the magic that I had so needed. Now I am a full time copy writer and children's author. My focus is on children's fantasy and escapist literature, the very genre that I loved so much growing up. I can think of no greater honor than sharing stories with others.
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