J.M. Hackman received a degree in Elementary Education from Pennsylvania State University and has held many positions since: assistant librarian, office assistant, office manager, substitute teacher, writer, wife, and mother. She still holds the last three. And loves it.
In 2012, her novel Something to Talk About placed in the highly commended bracket of the Rose and Crown New Novel Competition. In 2015, she won the Editor’s Choice Award in the Realm Makers Short Story Contest for her story, “The Escort,” published in RealmScapes: A Science Fiction and Fantasy Anthology.
Her YA Fantasy novel, Spark: The Firebrand Chronicles, Book One, releases May 2017 from L2L2 Publishing. Full of vivid images, nonstop action, and the sweetest of romances, Spark showcases Hackman’s ability to weave a stunning tale.
Hackman now spends her days writing stories, consuming massive quantities of chocolate, and looking for portals to other worlds. You can find her at www.JMHackman.com.