Katie Lamar Jackson
Katie Lamar Jackson is a writer, editor, and photographer with more than 30 years of experience as a journalist, book author, communicator, public relations expert, and marketing specialist. During those three decades, she has worked for or with a diverse array of clients--from CNN to Ortho Books, the Southern Progress Corporation to the Ladies Professional Golf Association.
Katie’s articles have appeared in a multitude of newspapers, magazines, literary and art books, and online periodicals and Web sites for which she has written on subjects ranging from agriculture to the arts, the environment to evangelists, and veterans to veterinarians.
Katie is co-author of the award-winning Oracle of the Ages: Reflections on the Curious Life of Fortune Teller Mayhayley Lancaster. Her most recent book is under consideration by the University of Alabama Press for release in 2016 and chronicles the history of a grassroots environmental movement that took root in the Southeast during the late 1960s. She is currently co-writing with Medal of Honor recipient Bennie Adkins the story of the Battle A Shau, a Vietnam War battle that was equal parts tragedy and bravery.
A native of Alabama, Katie holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Auburn University, where she also served for more than 25 years as an editor and directed the University’s agricultural communications and marketing division.