About Me

Welcome to Swirl and Spark!

I’m Jackie Yeager, middle grade author and believer that with imagination everything is possible. We all have ideas swirling in our heads, but they often get buried under the clutter of life and we just need a spark to ignite them…something that will serve as a springboard to creating something new. My ideas usually turn into stories even though I wish I could turn them into inventions! I love blogging about writing, publishing, and books so if that’s your thing, we’ll have lots to talk about.

My new middle grade series, THE CRIMSON FIVE (Amberjack Publishing) will inspire children to think more, work hard & dream big. Book 1, Spin the Golden Light Bulb, was released on January 9, 2018 and the sequel is not far behind. Flip the Silver Switch will make its grand entrance on July 10, 2018! I’m represented by literary agent, Rebecca Angus of Golden Wheat Literary. You can contact me at swirlandspark@gmail.com or follow me on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook. I’d love to connect with you!



Looking for more info? I have a Masters degree in Education, live in Rochester, NY with my real life prince charming & our two royally amazing kids, and would live in a castle if I could. Hey, a girl’s gotta dream, right? When I’m not living in my own fairy tale world, I spend my time reading, running (well sometimes), thinking about my next trip to Disney World, and cheering for the crew at marathons, triathlons, cross country meets, track meets, and hockey games. Yeah, I do a lot of cheering!

I love snickerdoodle cookies and caramel iced coffee. I’m also the former coach of a middle school Odyssey of the Mind team who once upon a time competed at the World Finals. They were the inspiration behind THE CRIMSON FIVE books. But here’s a few pics of my other team, the ones who indulge my fairy tale ways…and me last summer with my coffee in Epcot, the happiest place on earth!

❤ Jackie

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