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Jackie Smith was born and raised in Dallas, Texas.  After graduating from Lutheran High School of Dallas, she attended the University of Texas at Dallas where she earned her Bachelor's Degree in Art and Performance.  Three months later, Jackie resumed her studies at the University of Texas at Dallas as a graduate student.  She earned her Master's Degree in Humanities/Aesthetic Studies in May 2012.  

Throughout her time at grad school, Jackie wrote and completed one novel, one

screenplay, and several poems.  She had one poem published in Sojourn: A Journal of the Arts: Best of UTD Edition.  She also wrote and illustrated a children's book for a project in one of her classes.  She has since completed and edited her second novel and is currently seeking representation for her work.  She is also working on other projects which include a sequel to the novel, a trilogy, and a collection of fairy tales.  

Along with writing, Jackie loves photography, traveling, nature, and the Texas Rangers.    

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