Christine Turner Jackson, GSEHD BA ’88, has published her first novel, “Pitch Black.” The book is based on based on the life of her father, a phenomenal high school baseball player for Cardozo High School in Washington, DC.
Since graduating from GW, Turner Jackson has nurtured an educational career that spans more than 25 years at both the local and federal government levels. She was inspired to pursue writing stories for children and young adults after taking a mandatory children’s literature course.
Turner Jackson currently works as a senior risk consultant at the U.S. Department of Education. She attributes her love for writing to the love for reading cultivated while attending DC Public Schools.
In addition to being a writer, Turner Jackson is a calligrapher, stand-up comedian and creator of the Ink Potions personalized greeting card company, which she launched while attending GW. She lives in Mitchellville, MD with her husband, Timothy Jackson, and two college-aged children, Timothy (Wayne) and Monet.