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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Jacqueline Dougan Jackson  

Pen Name: Jacqueline Jackson

Genre: C:ADULT C:CHILD C:CHILD

Born: 1928 in Beloit, Wisconsin

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Jacqueline was one of the founding faculty of Sangamon State University - now University of Illinois at Springfield. She currently resides in Springfield.

Biographical and Professional Information

Jacqueline is the author of ''More Stories from the Round Barn'', the companion volumen to her widely praised ''Stories from the Round Barn''. Readers were introduced to life on the farm that WJ Dougan founded in 1906 near Beloit, Wisconsin, whre they had built an ununsual round barn. Using anecdotes, stories and vivid description, Jackson detailed her recollections of farm life with both drama and comic relief. ''More Stories'' continues Jackson's loving tribute to life on the Dougan farm and surrounding community introducing readers to a host of new characters to accompany familiar faces found in the first volume. Jacqueline is a retired Professor of English from the University of Illinois at Springfield and is a consultant in creative writing. She originated ''Reading and Writing and Radio'', a radio show broadcast in Wisconsin and Central Illinois for over twenty years where many thousands of children had their written stories read over the air. Jackson has received awards and citations from the American Library Association for her children's work. Her first story was published when she was ten years old.Currently, she writes a poetry column in the Illinois Times, a weekly newspaper published in Springfield, Illinois.


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Awards

-- Jacqueline has received the Dorothy Canfield Fisher children's book award. Jacqueline was honored at the 2005 Illinois Authors Book Fair sponsored by the Illinois Center for the Book and the Illinois State Library in Springfield, Illinois.