Neta Jackson
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Neta Jackson

As a kid I was crazy about horses and animals of all kinds and loved to draw (horses, mostly). Since I didn't have a horse, I wrote stories about them instead. My high-school English teacher sent one of my stories (about a couger) to a Scholastic magazine writing contest and it won First Place . . . and the rest, as they say, is history. I wanted to be a writer!

I grew up on the campus of a private Christian school in Seattle where my parents were teachers. A lovely childhood, though fairly sheltered. But college took me back to the Chicago area and a whole new world. My husband and I settled in the Chicago area soon after getting married, and even though we both grew up in solid Christian homes, our search to deepen our faith took the form of Christian community for much of our family life raising kids. Eventually the critical issue of racial reconciliation became the call of God upon our life, and we chose to immerse ourselves in African American and multi-cultural churches. Our world and our hearts expanded. What a gift these relationships of faith have been!

All during this time, my husband and I have been a writing team--writing books with expert resource people (as their co-authors) on a variety of topics (from medical ethics to stories of gang kids), then writing a whole series of historical fiction about great Christian heroes--40 titles in all!--called the Trailblazer books (and a series of "Hero Tales," five volumes in all). Now we are each writing adult fiction--the Yada Yada Prayer Group series for me, which was inspired by my real-life Bible study sisters, a multi-cultural group of feisty women going on 12 years now that God has used to turn my life upside down, or rather, rightside up! (I have to admit, sometimes my real world and my fictional world get a bit mixed up!)

I've been married for 40-plus years to the same wonderful man, we are truly partners in life. We raised two kids plus a Cambodian foster daughter, and together they've given us eight beautiful grandchildren! As one of my girlfriends and I agree: The best stress-busters in the world are pets, gardening, and grandkids!

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    • Where Do I Go?

    • A Yada Yada House of Hope Novel
    • By: Neta Jackson
    • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
    • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In Where Do I Go? by Gold Medallion Award winner Neta Jackson, Gabrielle Fairbanks hopes her move to Chicago will help her find real purpose in life....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent story excellent naration = awesome serie

    • By sunshine on 12-30-10

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    • Who Do I Talk To?

    • A Yada Yada House of Hope Novel
    • By: Neta Jackson
    • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
    • Length: 11 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    Gold Medallion and Reviewer’s Choice Award-winner Neta Jackson enthralls millions with her contemporary tales of faith and inspiration....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • outstanding book

    • By Deborah Schildberg on 01-09-15

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    • The Queen's Smuggler: Introducing William Tyndale

    • Trailblazer Books, Volume 2
    • By: Dave Jackson, Neta Jackson
    • Narrated by: Jim Hodges
    • Length: 2 hrs and 23 mins
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    Sarah Poyntz is the daughter of an English merchant who operates a shipping business from Antwerp, Belgium, in 1535....

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    • The Hidden Jewel

    • Trailblazer Books, Volume 4
    • By: Dave Jackson, Neta Jackson
    • Narrated by: Jim Hodges
    • Length: 2 hrs and 47 mins
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    From the moment he and his mother arrived from England, everything about India shouted adventure to 14-year-old John Knight. But John and his mother are not prepared for what they discover when they befriend an Irish missionary named Amy Carmichael....

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    • Who Do I Lean On?

    • By: Neta Jackson
    • Narrated by: Martha Manning
    • Length: 10 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 77
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    Now that Gabby is back on her feet after being in a homeless shelter, she has a new dream that will stretch her faith further than ever....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great, but bring back Rosenblat as narrator!!

    • By Yapsters on 03-13-16

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    • Who Is My Shelter?

    • By: Neta Jackson
    • Narrated by: Martha Manning
    • Length: 12 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75
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    Every woman needs a safe shelter. The tables have turned and Gabby's estranged husband - needs her in a way neither ever expected....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful Series

    • By Amazon Customer on 07-18-18

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    • The Fate of the Yellow Woodbee

    • Trailblazer Books, Book 24
    • By: Dave Jackson, Neta Jackson
    • Narrated by: Jim Hodges
    • Length: 2 hrs and 42 mins
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    Eleven-year-old Niwa is from Ecuador’s Huaorani tribe, better known as the Auca tribe, which is known for killing outsiders. The Aucas trust no one, not even neighboring tribes, so when young Niwa is outlawed by the Auca for angering another tribe, not even his family will protect him....

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    • Kidnapped by River Rats (About William & Catherine Booth)

    • Trailblazer Books, Volume 1
    • By: Dave Jackson, Neta Jackson
    • Narrated by: Jim Hodges
    • Length: 2 hrs and 6 mins
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    It is sometime during the 1880's, and Jack and Amy have come to London searching for their uncle. On their own without money, food, or shelter, they have nowhere else to turn. But what is the chance of finding him when they don’t even know where he lives? Listen for more....

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    • Stand by Me

    • A SouledOut Sisters Novel, Book 1
    • By: Neta Jackson
    • Narrated by: Jackie Schlicher
    • Length: 11 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56
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    Sometimes the person you most need is the one least like you. Kathryn Davies is a bright young woman form a prominent Phoenix family.....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • WOW! I LOVED IT!

    • By Amazon Customer on 07-25-18

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    • Come to the Table

    • By: Neta Jackson
    • Narrated by: Jackie Schlicher
    • Length: 11 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63
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    Kat Davies is suddenly wondering if her good deed was a bad idea. Kat may be new in her faith, but she's embraced the more radical implications of Christianity with reckless abandon....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • LOVED IT!

    • By Amazon Customer on 07-29-18

    Regular price: $28.51

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