M.J. Jackson was born in Ft. Wayne, IN where he still resides. He has earned a degree in literature, has a short story published, and two online e-books on Amazon. Ones a children's picture book and the others a collection of his short stories and poems. He also has two poems published in anthologies dedicated to sharing the work of the authors. He is a promoter of positive thinking, and believes we must all live, love, learn, and teach everyday to build a better tomorrow.