About the Author

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He has short hair now. You’ll just have to imagine it.

Jonathan-David Jackson was born in Gastonia, North Carolina, at 3 in the morning on May 14, 1987. At first, he could not walk, talk, or indeed use the toilet. After a year of intensive training in NC, he moved his family to Kingsport, Tennessee, where he finally overcame those early disabilities. Soon, he was walking and talking as good as anyone, and perhaps better. Walking and talking wasn’t good enough, though, so he also learned to write.

He wrote and wrote, and with gentle encouragement from his wife, and with plenty of breaks to pet cats, he finally wrote a book – The Quest for Juice. Then he wrote this biography. Then he wrote more books, so many that I don’t think he’ll ever stop. I suppose maybe he could, but he hasn’t stopped yet.

One thought on “About the Author

  1. Momo

    Love your profile biography . As a toddler teacher I will tell you that you were not alone with your disability . Many , perhaps all, of my students struggle with similar walking and talking disabilities . But, by the end of the year ( and with diligent effort) they too overcome like you


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