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Two Best Christmas Gifts December 27, 2016 The two best Christmas gifts I received this holiday were...  READ MORE Looking for Christmas gifts for pre-and early teens? Then take a look at these two great books! December 11, 2016 Starrin’ Loretta Padgett! features a normal 7th grader who loses her cool when  …  READ MORE Two Thanksgivings November 30, 2016 The Monday following a wonderful Thanksgiving visit with my family and in-laws in Pensacola, I was called to jury duty at home. On the first day, our group …  READ MORE I Love Life November 17, 2016 Life can be good or bad. Most often, it’s some of both. I’ve had the good fortune to …  READ MORE The Main Character November 8, 2016 It’s true in plays, novels, short stories, movies, TV shows: the main character, or protagonist, must win over the readers or watchers near the beginning. Otherwise…  READ MORE Excuses, excuses! October 26, 2016 In Starrin’...Loretta Padgett!, Loretta does everything she can to avoid doing her daily chores—including filling a candy-striped notebook with excuses, excuses. Here is an example…  READ MORE I Lied October 17, 2016 I’m sorry. I try not to lie, but sometimes I can’t help myself. Everybody lies sometimes. I guess I lie a lot. Maybe too much… READ MORE My First School Dance (Ugh!) October 9, 2016 “Rachell, what is that all over your mouth?” mom asked.  “Nothing.”  “It’s chocolate.”  “No, it’s not.”… READ MORE Gumming Up the Works October 5, 2016 Even though our high school band was from Memphis, we were competing in Enid, Oklahoma. Next up was our half-time show.  READ MORE Parades Have Their Problems October 3, 2016 In When’s Daddy Comin’ Home?, there is a scene in which Duffy is introduced to the sousaphone (sometimes called a tuba) in a brisk wind. A big gust hits the bell…   READ MORE Stalls September 28, 2016 Does this sound familiar to you?  You have to go very badly—as in now!--so you rush into… READ MORE Starrin’...Loretta Padgett! Big Success! September 26, 2016 Thank you, thank you, thank you, dear, kind readers! You have made…  READ MORE The Characters of When’s Daddy Comin’ Home? September 19, 2016 Duffy’s daddy is missing in battle, and she wishes with all her heart that he will soon be found and return home. In addition to being a gifted musician…  READ MORE Debit Gift Cards September 12, 2016 I was given a debit Gift Card of $25.00. Nice, huh? Twenty-five bucks. Loved it.  Until....  READ MORE Where is HIS waist? September 7, 2016 Have you noticed that more men these days are wearing their pants low on their hips so their bellies hang over their belts? …   READ MORE Where is MY waist? September 2, 2016 Once upon a time women’s slacks were comfortable when their waists came up to my waist. Now …  READ MORE Yum-Yum-Yummy! August 17, 2016 I found a cafeteria that had decent food and a self-serving ice cream machine. I loved ice cream so…   READ MORE Garden District Homes August 4, 2016 There are massive mansions that populate New Orleans' Garden District, but this home--also in the Garden District--is the type of place …  READ MORE Double-Tonguing on the Piccolo July 27, 2016 In When’s Daddy Comin’ Home?, seventh grader Duffy volunteers to switch from flute to piccolo in the middle school band. She learns that the piccolo is in the flute family but is about half its size. While it plays the same notes as the flute…  READ MORE The Easter Parade Route July 19, 2016 A few years ago, I rode a float in the New Orleans Easter Parade through the French Quarter and tossed white beads to hundreds of waving hands. The parade began at Canal Street and marched up Bourbon Street to St. Philip where we were to turn south. But we couldn’t because …  READ MORE St. Charles Streetcar July 14, 2016 One of the more popular streetcar lines in New Orleans is the 13 mile St. Charles Avenue line. It begins at Canal Street in the east and stretches all the way to …  READ MORE Garden District Schools June 25, 2016 The earth-colored building sitting on the corner of Jackson Avenue and Coliseum Street is Trinity Episcopal Church. To it's right is the location of my invented Garden District Elementary, …  READ MORE

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Tuesday, June 7 When I was in middle school in Memphis, we did not have an auditorium where we could perform plays or have concerts. But we did have a large rectangular room that served primarily …  READ MORE Acting May 18, 2016 Since I have done a lot of acting, it shouldn't be a surprise that STARRIN'...LORETTA PADGETT! had its basis there. I recalled watching youngsters perform a play in which one girl forgot her lines, …  READ MORE
©  Copyright Rachell Elaine Jackson.  All Rights Reserved.  Website design and hosting by North Mobile Internet Services, Inc.

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Two Best Christmas Gifts December 27, 2016 The two best Christmas gifts I received this holiday were...  READ MORE Looking for Christmas gifts for pre-and early teens? Then take a look at these two great books! December 11, 2016 Starrin’ Loretta Padgett! features a normal 7th grader who loses her cool when  …  READ MORE Two Thanksgivings November 30, 2016 The Monday following a wonderful Thanksgiving visit with my family and in-laws in Pensacola, I was called to jury duty at home. On the first day, our group …  READ MORE I Love Life November 17, 2016 Life can be good or bad. Most often, it’s some of both. I’ve had the good fortune to …  READ MORE The Main Character November 8, 2016 It’s true in plays, novels, short stories, movies, TV shows: the main character, or protagonist, must win over the readers or watchers near the beginning. Otherwise…  READ MORE Excuses, excuses! October 26, 2016 In Starrin’...Loretta Padgett!, Loretta does everything she can to avoid doing her daily chores—including filling a candy-striped notebook with excuses, excuses. Here is an example…  READ MORE I Lied October 17, 2016 I’m sorry. I try not to lie, but sometimes I can’t help myself. Everybody lies sometimes. I guess I lie a lot. Maybe too much… READ MORE My First School Dance (Ugh!) October 9, 2016 “Rachell, what is that all over your mouth?” mom asked.  “Nothing.”  “It’s chocolate.”  “No, it’s not.”… READ MORE Gumming Up the Works October 5, 2016 Even though our high school band was from Memphis, we were competing in Enid, Oklahoma. Next up was our half-time show.  READ MORE Parades Have Their Problems October 3, 2016 In When’s Daddy Comin’ Home?, there is a scene in which Duffy is introduced to the sousaphone (sometimes called a tuba) in a brisk wind. A big gust hits the bell…   READ MORE Stalls September 28, 2016 Does this sound familiar to you?  You have to go very badly—as in now!--so you rush into… READ MORE Starrin’...Loretta Padgett! Big Success! September 26, 2016 Thank you, thank you, thank you, dear, kind readers! You have made…  READ MORE The Characters of When’s Daddy Comin’ Home? September 19, 2016 Duffy’s daddy is missing in battle, and she wishes with all her heart that he will soon be found and return home. In addition to being a gifted musician…  READ MORE Debit Gift Cards September 12, 2016 I was given a debit Gift Card of $25.00. Nice, huh? Twenty-five bucks. Loved it.  Until....  READ MORE Where is HIS waist? September 7, 2016 Have you noticed that more men these days are wearing their pants low on their hips so their bellies hang over their belts? …   READ MORE Where is MY waist? September 2, 2016 Once upon a time women’s slacks were comfortable when their waists came up to my waist. Now …  READ MORE Yum-Yum-Yummy! August 17, 2016 I found a cafeteria that had decent food and a self- serving ice cream machine. I loved ice cream so…   READ MORE Garden District Homes August 4, 2016 There are massive mansions that populate New Orleans' Garden District, but this home--also in the Garden District--is the type of place …  READ MORE Double-Tonguing on the Piccolo July 27, 2016 In When’s Daddy Comin’ Home?, seventh grader Duffy volunteers to switch from flute to piccolo in the middle school band. She learns that the piccolo is in the flute family but is about half its size. While it plays the same notes as the flute…  READ MORE The Easter Parade Route July 19, 2016 A few years ago, I rode a float in the New Orleans Easter Parade through the French Quarter and tossed white beads to hundreds of waving hands. The parade began at Canal Street and marched up Bourbon Street to St. Philip where we were to turn south. But we couldn’t because …  READ MORE St. Charles Streetcar July 14, 2016 One of the more popular streetcar lines in New Orleans is the 13 mile St. Charles Avenue line. It begins at Canal Street in the east and stretches all the way to …  READ MORE Garden District Schools June 25, 2016 The earth-colored building sitting on the corner of Jackson Avenue and Coliseum Street is Trinity Episcopal Church. To it's right is the location of my invented Garden District Elementary, …  READ MORE

Cafetorium

Tuesday, June 7 When I was in middle school in Memphis, we did not have an auditorium where we could perform plays or have concerts. But we did have a large rectangular room that served primarily …  READ MORE Acting May 18, 2016 Since I have done a lot of acting, it shouldn't be a surprise that STARRIN'...LORETTA PADGETT! had its basis there. I recalled watching youngsters perform a play in which one girl forgot her lines, …  READ MORE

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RachellElaineJackson

Author of middle grade books for tweens and teens