R.K. Jackson is an award-winning science writer and editor at NASA, and previously worked as a senior editor at CNN, where he helped launch the network’s Internet presence. He has attended the Advanced Novel Writing Workshop at UCLA as well as the Squaw Valley Community of Writers Workshop.
Jackson’s USA Today-bestselling thriller THE GIRL IN THE MAZE has been praised as “A twisty Southern gothic thriller with echoes of Tana French” (L.A. Times bestselling author Dianne Emley), “A terrific mystery” (The Book Lover’s Friend), and “A fast-paced psychological thriller that keeps you engaged from beginning to end” (Reading Femme). His second Martha Covington thriller, KISS OF THE SUN, is currently available from Random House Alibi.
Two of his plays have been staged professionally, and his short story, “All the Devils,” was featured in the Alfred Hitchcock-themed issue of Penumbra Magazine. He recently co-produced the “Eyes on the Earth” and “Eyes on Exoplanets” exhibits at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C.
A Georgia native with roots in the state’s coastal low country, he now lives with his family in California’s Los Padres National Forest, where he has been known to rescue neighbors from snakes and build elaborate Halloween experiences in the garage.