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Dave Jackson

Born on July 16, 1944, Jackson spent his early years traveling through Idaho and California with his home missionary parents. The family ended up in central California where his dad gained employment at an airport, repairing planes. Throughout his schooling, Jackson wasn't interested in reading unless the book grabbed his attention, and he never thought of himself as someone who could write because he read slowly and had a hard time with spelling. With his strong math and science skills, he figured he'd eventually end up teaching chemistry. Jackson later decided on Multnomah School of the Bible in Portland, Oregon, as his college choice. There he found his interest in editing and writing when he took on being the student newspaper editor. He also found a fellow student with whom he fell in love—Neta Thiessen.

Though they hoped to marry some day, Thiessen followed her plans and transferred to Wheaton College in Illinois. Jackson later decided to move to Illinois as well and graduated from Judson College with a degree in journalism. He did graduate work at Wheaton College also.

After marrying and starting to raise a family, Jackson worked for a Christian publishing company and wrote books and articles. It wasn't until 1986, after twenty years of marriage, that Jackson teamed up with his wife to write books together. The results of that partnership have been extremely successful—over 100 books authored or coauthored, various awards, and total books sales in the millions. One of their most popular collaborations is the Trailblazer series of forty books. The fictional biographies capture a reader's interest by showing how individuals have made their mark on history and Christianity.

Other books by Jackson include the Secret Adventure series co-authored with his wife and the four volumes of nonfiction called Hero Tales. Storybooks for Caring Parents, No Random Act, Heroes in Black History, and his most recent Forty to Life all show Jackson's versatility in writing, from self-help to racial issues. Jackson lives in Evanston, Illinois and is active in his church the Chicago Tabernacle.

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Abandoned on the Wild Frontier
Trailblazer Books
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in Trailblazer Books (Location: A11-01C)
Ambushed in Jaguar Swamp
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Assassins in the Cathedral
Trailblazer Books
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Attack in the Rye Grass
Trailblazer Series
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Bandit of Ashley Downs
TrailBlazer Book
by Dave & Neta Jackson
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Betrayer's Fortune
by Dave & Neta Jackson
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Blinded by the Shining Path
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Caught in the Rebel Camp
by Dave and Neta Jackson
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Chimney Sweep's Ransom
by Dave & Neta Jackson
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Danger on the Flying Trapeze
Trailblazer Books
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Defeat of the Ghost Riders
Trailblazer Books
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Drummer Boy's Battle
TrailBlazer Books
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Escape from the Slave Traders
TrailBlazer Books
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Exiled to the Red River
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Fate of the Yellow Woodbee
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Flight of the Fugitives
Trailblazer Books
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Forty-Acre Swindle
TrailBlazer Books
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Gold Miners' Rescue
Trailblazer Books
by Dave & Neta Jackson
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Hero Tales Volume I
by Dave & Neta Jackson
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Biography for 3rd-6th grade
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Hero Tales Volume II
by Dave & Neta Jackson
from Bethany House
Biography for 3rd-6th grade
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Hero Tales Volume III
by Dave & Neta Jackson
from Bethany House
Biography for 3rd-6th grade
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Hero Tales Volume IV
by Dave & Neta Jackson
from Bethany House
Biography Anthology for 3rd-6th grade
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Hidden Jewel
Trailblazer Books
by Dave & Neta Jackson
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Hostage on the Nighthawk
Trailblazer Books
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Imprisoned in the Golden City
TrailBlazer Books
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Journey to the End of the Earth
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Kidnapped by River Rats
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Listen for the Whippoorwill
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Mask of the Wolf Boy
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Mayflower Secret
Trailblazer Books
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Queen's Smuggler
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Quest for the Lost Prince
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Risking the Forbidden Game
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Runaway's Revenge
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Shanghaied to China
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Sinking the Dayspring
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Spy for the Night Riders
TrailBlazer Books
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Thieves of Tyburn Square
Trailblazer Books
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Traitor in the Tower
Trailblazer Books
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Trial by Poison
Trailblazer Books
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Warrior's Challenge
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