Altheria Jackson is an author and web designer from Houston, Texas. She resides in Sunnydale, CA, with her husband and three children. “She measures space with the fist of an arm – loosely closed, elbow bent to highlight the width of a room.”
Altheria Jackson began writing when she was six years old and has always been passionate about it. She is also passionate about her life as a wife, mother, and wife to one who “does double duty as a computer programmer.” Algeria’s faith is at the heart of everything she does: “A good relationship requires sacrifice on both fronts.”
She has a passion for optimistic, Christ-centered, relatable Christian fiction. Algeria writes Christian romance novels with strong heroines and inspiring love stories. She believes women deserve more than is portrayed in most of today’s romance novels and wants to provide something better. This “something better” is usually hard work and sacrifice on the heroine’s part to have her happily ever after. Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation (RISC) is a non-profit organization that serves the needs of adolescents and young adults with special needs.
Algeria is a member of RISC’s Writing Club and participates in its mentor program, where volunteers help child authors by providing constructive feedback, editing, and critique. She also participates in the Society of Children’s Books Writers & Illustrators (SCBWI). The organization offers critique sessions, writing workshops, and assistance with publication.
As an author, Algeria has actively participated in many local conferences. Her short story “My Best Friend” was published in the 2004 Gamma Gamma Sigma Honor Society Anthology “Of Empty Rooms. Full Hearts”. She was published in the 2004 NOVA Christian Writers Conference anthology and had two articles published in the 2005 book “Christ and Culture.”
Altheria Jackson became nationally known in 2005 when her novel “The Path to Redemption” was accepted for publication by WaterBrook Press, a division of Random House. The 352-page story centers on Kelly Shelton, a mother who leaves her abusive husband and moves with her two sons to Dallas. There she discovers that her new boss is the person she blames for the death of her young daughter years before. Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation also recognized Altheria’s skills in the publishing industry. She was elected to the board of directors of SCBWI. In 2006 the organization presented her with its Distinguished Service Award for her contributions to society.