Jackie O’Donnell lives in the city she was born and raised in, San Jose, California, with her husband of over 30 years, Frank. Her son, Brian, was born in 1985. Before then, she earned her BA in English, Speech-Communication, and Philosophy and spent the next eighteen years teaching high school and community college. She taught English and Speech while coaching the school’s competitive speech and debate teams. She also earned an MBA during that time.
She has been interested in social justice issues most of her life. She has been active on the Board of the Adult Independence Development Center, the City of San Jose’s Disabilities Advisory Council, various Labor Council groups advocating for vulnerable workers, and her parish Social Justice Council. Recently she became a member of the Advisory Board for the Kaskazi Environmental Alliance, a not-for-profit group dedicated to fostering environmental education in East Africa. Her participation in these groups, her observations of the world around her, and simply living as a person with a physical disability led her to write Small Things Count!
She runs an editing service for professionals, students, candidates for advanced degrees, and job-seekers. Additionally, she regularly edits and writes for various publications. Her free e-books, can be found on many electronic bookstore sites. (Details are available on her website.)
Jackie is owned by a border collie named Riley and an African Grey parrot named Max.
For more information about her, click on www.JackieODonnell.net.
Jackie O’Donnell’s website — www.JackieODonnell.net
JOD Editing Services — www.JODEditing.com
Publisher’s trailer for Small Things Count — http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_zDqDRVRqQ