Mandy Jackson-Beverly is a bibliophile, with a preference for stories drenched in magic, the occult, and complex characters of the human and supernatural kind. She writes about the darkness lurking around us and the light that keeps it at bay.
She has taught high school art and theater, Advanced Placement art programs, and contributed blogs to The Huffington Post. She is a book reviewer for the New York Journal of Books and is a founding member of Time to Speak, a free speaker series focusing on subjects related to the environment and humanities. Mandy teaches workshops at writers conferences and meetings, presents writing and yoga retreats, and is a story development coach, and public speaker.
Mandy has worked as a costume designer and stylist for an array of creative dynamos including photographer Herb Ritts; directors Joel and Ethan Coen, David Fincher, Diane Keaton, and Julien Temple; and music icons David Bowie, Madonna, George Michael, and Tina Turner. The film industry instilled in Mandy the benefits of working with a team of like-minded professionals. She brings this practice to her own writing and publishing and is passionate about sharing her knowledge with beginner and intermediate writers.
For more information about Mandy’s books and where to find her, go to her author website: www.mandyjacksonbeverly.com