Tina Jackson is a writer and journalist. In addition to The Beloved Children she is the author of Stories from The Chicken Foot House (Markosia, 2018), a collection of grungy transformation tales illustrated by Andrew Walker, and Struggle and Suffrage in Leeds: Women’s Lives and the Fight for Equality (Pen & Sword, 2019).
She has an MA in Creative Writing from Sheffield Hallam University and her short stories and poems have been widely published in journals and anthologies.
Getting her start in journalism at the radical independent Leeds Other Paper/Northern Star, Tina has worked as an award-winning writer and editor specialising in the arts and books for The Big Issue and Metro and her journalism has appeared in many publications including the Guardian, the Observer, the Independent and the Mail on Sunday. She is now Assistant Editor of Writing Magazine.
Tina is also a dancer and variety performer. She brings her experience of show life to writing about secret lives, liminal spaces, everyday magic, and the borderlands between reality and imagination where extraordinary transformations take place.
You can follow her on Twitter @tjacksonwriter