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In the Bayou with Author Michelle D. Jackson

Sep 19, 2022 | News | 0 comments


“My love of writing inspires everything about who I am and how I see the world. My passion for helping others succeed at their craft makes my work well-worth the journey.”

Michelle D. Jackson

Author, Entrepreneur, and Nonprofit Director Michelle D. Jackson published her first book, The Heart of a Man, a Christian fiction novel, in 2010. In 2014, the book was awarded a top prize in The Author’s Zone Annual Writer’s Competition, General Fiction Category. She was also the recipient of the Princeton Literary Review Gold Standard. Her second novel, From Darkness to Night: Book One – Family Secrets, was released in 2020. It was selected as an Award-Winning Finalist in the American Book Fest’s Fiction: African-American category of the 2020 Best Book Awards.  Jackson is a contributing writer for The Mount Christian Lifestyle Magazine in Pittsburgh and has had articles published in Essence Magazine, Biz Magazine New Orleans, Nia Magazine, CityBusiness New Orleans, and many other print and online publications. She was selected as a Martha’s Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing Fellow. She blogs at www.1stmorningthoughts.com and www.prsbiznews.me.  

Jackson is the owner of PR Solutions LLC, a strategic marketing and corporate event planning firm and i.Invest National Youth Business Competition. She is the Executive Director of LifeSkills Foundation and the founder of the Black Writers Workspace Online Community comprised of over 11,000+ black writers and readers. She recently launched Direct2Author.com, an online indie book marketing platform.

In addition to her BA degree, Jackson has a Master of Public Administration from Central Michigan University. Jackson lives in New Orleans, Louisiana.


Her upcoming event, the Black Ink Book Festival New Orleans, is predicted to bring out many authors, readers, and book lovers from all over the country.

This four-hour live event is a book expo comprised of 50+ local and regional authors showcasing over 100 books in all genres, including romance, sci-fi, women’s literature, urban fiction, children’s books, and more. In addition, enjoy music, storytelling in the garden, local author VIP exhibits, and the creative ambiance of the beautiful city of New Orleans, Louisiana.

The event is 100% open to all authors and artists regardless of race, religion, sex, or sexuality. It is free to the public; pre-registration is requested. Click on link to register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/blk-ink-book-festival-new-orleans-tickets-389655077827

Featured authors: Ashton Ruffins (Descent of a Broken Man), Murlonda Janelle (I’m Best as Me!), and Dr. Gloria Pope (Hero: Memoirs of Infertility) will be present.

To learn more about Michelle D. Jackson and the Black Ink Book Festival New Orleans, follow her at:


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    Written by Jacqueline Stewart

    Louisiana native that writes and directs heartfelt stories with a little bit of scandal and a whole lot of drama, romance, and comedy. Military spouse and mom of two children. Learn more about me by clicking on my website!

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