Neta and Dave Jackson are an award-winning husband-and-wife writing team, the authors or coauthors of more than 130 books that have sold over 2.5 million copies. They are best known for Neta’s Yada Yada Prayer Group series and its sequels, as well as their forty-volume Trailblazer series of historical fiction about great Christian heroes for young readers. Neta and Dave raised two children and a Cambodian foster daughter, and are now enjoying all the “grands”! The Jacksons are thankful for their multi-cultural church and neighborhood in the Chicago area, which provide the characters and setting for their novels.
What was your favorite book as a child?
Neta: My Friend Flicka and the sequels
Dave: Any book by Jack London (I read them all!)
What book did you read that first made you want to be an author?
Neta: Madeleine L’Engles novels about the Austin family.
Dave: Jack London’s Martin Eden.
What was the last book you read, just for fun?
Neta: Agatha Christy’s Hercule Poirot, The Blue Train
Dave: Sky Zone by Creston Mapes.
What upcoming release or releases (your own and/or by other authors) are you most looking forward to?
Neta & Dave: Pound Foolish, the fourth book in our Windy City Neighbors series, to be released this fall, 2014!
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