Alice Jackson’s passion for writing began while she was still in elementary school. Encouraged by three aunts who played a pivotal role during her formative years, Alice bounced around nearly a dozen elementary schools and three high school before working as a long distance telephone operator to pay her way through the University of Tulsa, where she majored in journalism and history.
She began her journalist career as a television news reporter for the NBC affiliate in Evansville, Indiana, the only woman on the small news staff, and later rising to the role of news director/anchor of the ABC affiliate in Evansville in 1981, one of only three women holding that position among the nation’s top 100 television markets at that time. As news director, Alice reshaped the evening newscast into a magazine format, one of the first of its kind in a local market, inserting health and entertainment reports and leading the station to a number of statewide awards, including Indiana Station of the Year and Best Statewide Newscast.
In 1991, Alice left Evansville to purchase a small radio station in Franklin, Tennessee. After selling the station, she worked for the historic local newspaper, the Review Appeal, which had been published for nearly two centuries. After retiring, from the newspaper business, Alice set her hand to writing her first novel, Good-bye, Gadsden, set in World War II. She has completed a children’s story set in Morocco, and her latest novel, BROKEN CHORD, A Music Row Mystery.
In 2007, Alice moved back to Indiana with her beloved, multiply disabled adopted son, Robert, to be closer to family members. After Robert’s death in 2011, she embarked on a series of world travels, visiting more than 124 countries, including Tibet, Myanmar (Burma), and a number of nations in Africa and the Middle East. Her adventures include being chased by Komodo Dragons on their remote island habitat in Indonesia, and sharing tea with a family in their round-roofed, traditional mud hut, high in the Himalayans in Tibet.
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