Steve Jackson
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Steve Jackson

"He writes with both muscle and heart"--New York Times bestselling author Gregg Olsen

New York Times bestselling author and award-winning journalist Steve Jackson has written eleven non-fiction books in true crime, history and biography genres; he has also written sixteen crime fiction thrillers for the Times bestselling "Butch Karp Series" in collaboration with former New York assistant district attorney Robert K. Tanenbaum.
He is currently in the process of writing three more contracted non-fiction books: ALL SECURE (Hachette), FINDING ANASTASIA (Potomac) and SAVING ANNIE (WildBlue Press). And he is finishing a novel, ISLAND OF WOMEN. The publishers of his previous books include: HarperCollins, Simon & Schuster, Pinnacle, Atrium, De Capo, and WildBlue Press.

Steve is also the co-owner of indie publisher WildBlue Press (wildbluepress.com) with partner Michael Cordova. As of July 2018, WildBlue Press will have published more than 75 books by fifty authors in true crime, crime fiction, romance, history, current events, memoir and business genres after less than four years in business. Many of these books have become award-winning bestsellers, and several have been optioned for film and television productions. The company is rapidly expanding both the number of authors and titles, and will be moving into other genres in 2019.

His first non-fiction book, MONSTER, a true crime, was published in October 1998 and within two weeks became a New York Times bestseller. In 2003, his World War II dramatic narrative, LUCKY LADY, received The Colorado Book Award, best biography/history, from the Colorado Center for the Book; Lucky Lady was also the runner-up that year for the Admiral Samuel Morrison Naval History Award.

In June 2013, Jackson joined forensic investigative team NecroSearch International (the group featured in NO STONE UNTURNED) searching for the remains of the Grand Duke Mikhail Romanov in Perm, Russia as part of his research for an upcoming dramatic narrative history FINDING ANASTASIA. Honored with NecroSearch membership in 2014, he and the team returned to Russia to continue the search in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 will return in 2019.

Jackson grew up in Hawaii and Colorado. He graduated in 1979 from Colorado State University with a BA in Journalism. A newspaper journalist for 25 years, he worked in locales as varied as Montana, Hawaii, Guam, Micronesia, Indonesia, Indiana, Washington D.C., Florida, Oregon and Colorado. During his career with newspapers, he received numerous national and regional awards for feature writing and investigative reporting.

Outside of writing, his interests include backpacking, fly fishing, skiing, surfing (poorly), guitar (sort of), reading, softball, martial arts (black belt in jujitsu and a brown belt in aikido), music, wine, whiskey (especially bourbon), beer (preferably craft) and spending time with his family and friends.

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Best Sellers

    • No Stone Unturned

    • The True Story of the World's Premier Forensic Investigators
    • By: Steve Jackson
    • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
    • Length: 14 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,748
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,606
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,590

    No Stone Unturned recreates the genesis of NecroSearch International: a small ,eclectic group of scientists and law enforcement personal....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Forensic Superheroes

    • By Mark on 09-14-16

    Regular price: $24.95

    • A Clockwork Murder

    • The Night a Twisted Fantasy Became a Demented Reality
    • By: Steve Jackson
    • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
    • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 272
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 246
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 247

    In April 1997, pretty, 22-year-old Jacine Gielinski stopped her car at a red light in Colorado Springs, Colorado....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • well written, excellent narration

    • By Roberta on 07-08-17

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Not Lost Forever: My Story of Survival

    • By: Carmina Salcido, Steve Jackson
    • Narrated by: Xe Sands
    • Length: 7 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 59
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 52
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51

    Twenty years ago, one man's murderous rampage destroyed his own family . . . and devastated a community. Now the only survivor - his daughter - tells her story at last....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • No words can describe this tragedy.

    • By kris on 01-23-13

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Smooth Talker: Trail of Death

    • By: Steve Jackson
    • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
    • Length: 4 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 122
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 110
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 109

    One morning in July 1974, Anita Andrews, the owner and bartender at Fagiani's Cocktail Lounge in Napa, California was found dead in her bar - raped, beaten, and stabbed to death....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Chilling And Concise...

    • By Douglas on 07-01-16

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Bogeyman

    • By: Steve Jackson
    • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
    • Length: 6 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 377
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 339
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 336

    He was ever parent's worst nightmare. The bogeyman they warned their children about ... the fiend who lurked outside bedroom windows....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Spellbinding!

    • By Amazon Customer on 01-08-15

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Rough Trade

    • A Shocking True Story of Prostitution, Murder, and Redemption
    • By: Steve Jackson
    • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
    • Length: 8 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 274
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 252
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 250

    Early one morning in May, 1997, a young couple in the mountains of Colorado spotted a man dragging a body up a secluded trail. The man fled, leaving behind a bloody, dying woman....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Bob's "most favorite place in the whole world" . .

    • By Polly Poizendem on 10-22-16
    • A Shocking True Story of Prostitution, Murder, and Redemption
    • By: Steve Jackson
    • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
    • Length: 8 hrs and 52 mins
    • Release date: 10-11-16
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 274 ratings

    Regular price: $19.95

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