Miriam L. Jacobs was born in Flushing, New York in 1960. The fourth of five children, she excelled in school using her talent for writing as a way to cope with a difficult life, dysfunctional family, and social stresses. The compiler of the notable and empowering Ferris Wheel Series has dedicated her life to reaching out her hand to help others through her literary endeavors.
Her first published poem was in 1978 in the Jabberwocky Literary Magazine when a senior in high school. She began writing to raise public awareness when her first grandchild was born with a rare skin condition known as Giant Congenital Nevus. Author Jacobs wrote My Name is Not Monkey Girl, first released in June 2007, as a tool to promote compassion, and tolerance, as well as to raise awareness and funds for her granddaughter's continuing facial reconstructive surgeries.
In 2008, Author Jacobs released her debut novel, The RestStop: Jeff and Jeanine, a deeply haunting, fast-paced psychological thriller. She is currently writing part two of her memoir, I No Longer Color My Hair. Testify is expected for release in 2011. The sequel to The RestStop: Jeff and Jeanine was released in the Spring of 2011. The RestStop: Steve & Stephanie (Ages 18 and older) leaves readers reeling in their seats.
Short Shorts is a new summer 2011 release co-authored with author and poet, Susan E. Henry. It is a light-hearted anthology of short stories that covers many life subjects. Geared for the young adult reader, there is definitely something for everyone in this collection. (Ages 14 and older.)
Dare to dream, and dream big! Visit Miriam L. Jacobs on the web: www.candalysepublishing.com