About Me

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.   New Website photo

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 will soar onto the horizon on February 18, 2020! 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, practicing yoga, 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 favorite team: my husband and our two college kids~the ones who indulge my fairy tale ways… and a pic of me with my iced coffee in Epcot, the place that always re-fuels my over-the-top imagination! STGLB- The Kids (2)