Thank you for stopping by for a visit! I am Bryan D. Jackson, a native North Carolinian. I enjoy writing fiction for young people. I am of mixed-ancestry; my mother's family came from places in England, France, and Germany. My father's family were Cherokee, an Indian tribe native to the United States, and others in his family line came from Scotland, Ireland, or England. Being of Cherokee extraction is intensely important to me. My Cherokee tribal communities are the Cherokee Community of Puget Sound and the Mt. Hood Cherokees, official satellite communities of the great Cherokee Nation.
I live on an island in the middle of the Puget Sound. Besides creating fiction for young people, I sometimes write about spirituality, genealogy, eating plant food instead of animal food, and Native American history and culture.
(For Parents) Author Profile and Associations
Bryan D. Jackson is a Cherokee descendant. He shares a heritage relationship with the Cherokee Nation as a registered descendant in the First Families of the Cherokee Nation (Sonicooie) and holds placement in the First Families of the Twin Territories (Indian Territory). Some of his ancestors traveled the Cherokee Trail of Tears on the Bell Route in 1838-39. Bryan earned a Bachelor of Arts degree (Pfeiffer College, 1985) and a Master of Theological Studies degree (Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, 2000). He has completed postgraduate studies through the Bowen Center for the Study of the Family and the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education.
His writing has also been published in The Christian Citizen, the Family Systems Forum ("Defining Self to the Family Dog," 2018, and "Theory, Philosophy, and the Responsibility for Self: Bruce Lee as Theoretician," 2020), Law Officer: Tactics/Technology/Training, the Wordcraft Circle of Native Writers and Storytellers, and others.