About Jackie

Jackie Hemingway is an American author and painter living in St. Petersburg, Florida. While writing is her main passion, she loves to paint her versions of classic artists like Pablo Picasso and Vincent Van Gogh. You can see her paintings by clicking the link in the menu above.

She is a longtime Florida resident having spent extensive time in the Florida Keys, Key West and the Tampa, St. Petersburg areas.

Jackie is a retired open water swimmer who enjoyed offshore swimming in the Gulf of Mexico for a number of years. You can read about her life-changing ocean swims in her short stories, This One’s Got You Beat! and I Win…

Jackie has been very open about her lifetime journey dealing with gender dysphoria and what it is like growing up and living in the wrong body. You can catch a glimpse of this in her article, Wheel In The Sky.

She is an avid supporter and member of the Human Rights Campaign, hrc.org, the LGBT+ community and works to promote equality and human rights for every person around the world. You can read about her global world view in her article, Live As One.

Jackie has two novels published, Lady In Red and Lady Instead, both are available in the Amazon bookstore. She is in the beginning stages of writing her third novel, Lady Misled which should be completed in summer 2023.

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