Tiffany D. Jackson is a TV professional by day, novelist by night, awkward black girl 24/7. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Film from Howard University and her Master of Arts in Media Studies from The New School University. A Brooklyn native, she is a lover of naps, cookie dough, and beaches, currently residing in the borough she loves with her adorable chihuahua Oscar, most likely multitasking.
Tiffany’s debut novel, ALLEGEDLY (Katherine Tegan Books/Harper Collins, January 24, 2017) is a YA Contemporary. Nine-year-old Mary B. Addison killed a baby. Allegedly. She didn’t say much during the trial but the media filled in the only blanks that mattered: A three-month-old white baby had died under the care of a church going black mother and her daughter. After spending six years in prison for the unthinkable crime, sixteen year old Mary discovers she is pregnant. When the state threatens to take her baby, Mary must find the voice to fight her past while surviving life in a Brooklyn group home. But her fate lies in the hands of the one person she distrusts the most: her mother.
The two or three items she needs to have with her when she sits down to write: My phone-I jot down lot of notes on my phone on the train to work. Print out of draft-Sometimes I write notes for editing.
Literary character she’d most like to meet: Like, this is one of the hardest questions ever.
Her favorite childhood book: Tiki Tiki Tembo by Arlene Mosel, Wait Till Helen Comes, By Mary Downing Hahn.
Her hobbies when she’s not writing/reading: Traveling, dancing, eating, Horror Movies, and watching all the television I could fit in between.
Her favorite Muppet and why: Kermit. Because of the tea he drinks.
The craziest thing she did when she was 17: I honestly wasn’t very crazy at 17. I started to calm down because I was determined to get out the town we were in and graduate. 15, was a whole other story.
If she could travel anywhere in the world, where she would go: South Africa, Maldives, Bali, Thailand (the list is long)
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