About Me

Taryn Chase Jackson’s writing has been published in Southern Living, Guide to Phone Apps magazine, The Laurel of Asheville, The Roanoke Times, the New River Voice, and the Chautauquan Daily. She has edited for AdventureKEEN, Better Homes and Gardens, Brevity magazine, and conducted workshops on social media for small businesses and nonprofits.

Her first book, Images of America: Weaverville, was a pictorial history co-authored with her husband, Tim, that was released by Arcadia Publishing in September 2015. Their second joint effort, a third edition of Guide to the Natchez Trace Parkway for Menasha Ridge Press, is expected in Fall 2019.

In 2005, Taryn earned her MFA in Creative Nonfiction from Goucher College and now works as a grant writer for Communication Mark. In 1997, she attended the Summer Publishing Institute at New York University.

Taryn was born and raised in Western New York, and has lived in Southwest Virginia and Western North Carolina, but now lives in Northwest Alabama with her husband, two dogs, and a rabbit. She works as a grant writer for nonprofits, sings alto with the Shoals Chamber Singers, enjoys antiquing and estate sales, and makes art whenever she can. It’s also pretty likely she’ll kick your butt at Scrabble.


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