Jacki has set her first novel, An Inner Fire, in Seattle, her long-time home. The city's unique and colorful locations are a backdrop for her romantic mystery. An Inner Fire will be released November 14, 2013.
Although writing now fills much of her day, she continues to volunteer for Seattle's Ballet and Opera Companies and leads children's tours of Pike Street Market. Her volunteer work with Seattle's homeless shelters influenced one of her main characters in An Inner Fire.
Jacki's two Golden Labs, Gus and Talley, are her constant companions. Their years of devotion and intuition inspired her to write dogs as main characters alongside her strong heroines.
A geek at heart, Jacki loves superhero movies—a hero's battle against insurmountable odds. But her heroines don't have to wear a unitard to fight injustice and battle for the underdog.
Her debut novel, AN INNER FIRE, releases November 14, 2013