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, and she has edited for AdventureKEEN, EKB Ink, Better Homes and Gardens, and Brevity magazine.
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, was released in February 2020.
Taryn has also conducted workshops on writing memoir and creative nonfiction essays, grant-writing for nonprofits, and social media marketing for small businesses. 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, but now lives in Northwest Alabama with her husband, two dogs, and a rabbit. She keeps the Crimson Clover Vintage booth at Funky Monkey of the Shoals stocked with unique secondhand finds, sings alto and serves on the board of the Shoals Chamber Singers, serves on the board of the Shoals Nonprofit Center, and makes art whenever she can. It’s also pretty likely she’ll kick your butt at Scrabble.