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Beth Boswell Jacks
Writer and USADS Editor

A resident of the Mississippi Delta, Beth Jacks is a graduate of Millsaps College (B.A.-English) and the University of Mississippi (M.Ed.-Special Education).

Jacks writes poetry and short stories for children's magazines and literary journals. She's had stories and poems published in Simon and Schuster's Chocolate series and in Delta Magazine, Ladybug, Hopscotch, Devo'Zine, Pockets, Boys' Quest, Story Mates, Story Friends, Wee Ones Mag, Northwest Family Magazine, Shining Star, Kids' Highway, Working Writer, Lighthouse Story Collections, Lonzie's Fried Chicken, and a number of other magazines. CLICK HERE to read several of her published poems.

A weekly personal essay columnist for several Southern newspapers, Jacks is a member of both the Mississippi Press Association and the Louisiana Press Association.

Beth Jacks has also published one book of creative non-fiction--GRIT, GUTS AND BASEBALL: The Stories of Coach Sank Powe, a story of sports and race relations in the Mississippi Delta.

Visit USADS archives and read a story from GRIT, GUTS AND BASEBALL:
"More In The Man"

Click here to find out more about SNIPPETS I
-- a collection of 61 of her newspaper columns.

AND NOW THERE'S SNIPPETS II ~ just released!
Click here for information on this new collection of stories.

A sampling of Snippets columns may be accessed here.
Editors may contact Jacks at bethjacks@hotmail.com for more information.

Note: A novella authored by Jacks, titled The Very Personal Journal of Mrs. John Patrick O'Mara (nee Lillian Eugenia Dahl), was published in The Magnolia Gazette. If you'd like to read this humorous love story set in a south Mississippi retirement home, e-mail us.

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