Meet Jackie

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I’m Jackie Yeager, middle grade author and perpetual daydreamer. My imagination is always on overdrive, but my ideas usually turn into stories even though I wish I could turn them into inventions! I’m no inventor though so instead I write middle grade books about every day kids of the future who create incredible inventions.  

My middle grade series, THE CRIMSON FIVE  tells the tale of five creative kids who compete in a task-solving, invention-building challenge set in the year 2071. Book 1, Spin the Golden Light Bulb, was released on January 9, 2018 and was named to the NSTA Best STEM Books List 2019. The sequel, Flip the Silver Switch, made its grand entrance on August 21, 2018 and Pop the Bronze Balloon soared onto the horizon on November 10, 2020 from Amberjack Publishing, and imprint of Chicago Review Press. You can contact me at or follow me on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook. I’d love to connect with you!

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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 writing or living in my own fairy tale world, I spend my time posting pictures on Instagram, updating our new house, working out, reading, meeting friends for coffee, hanging out with my family, and thinking about our next trip to Disney World.

I love caramel iced coffee, lattes and smoothies. 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 my books.

And here are a few pics of my favorite team (my family!) and a pic of me with my caramel iced coffee in Disney, the place that always re-fuels my over-the-top imagination!
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