Jackie Clark has been a distance runner for decades. Her running career covers hundreds of road races of many distances, five completed marathons, including Pikes Peak Marathon in Colorado and more than a few track races for which she still holds records.
Recently, she was inducted into the Cornell College sports hall of fame in Iowa. She has published running related articles in The Examiner newspaper, The Runner magazine and in several well-established Blogs for Runners. She lives in Arlington, Texas, where she worked as teacher and coach for more than twenty years raising her two daughters as a single mom.
She is currently a principal and the owner of a popular tutoring business which serves a client as young as three years old and one as aged as 92 years old. She often does public speaking about issues relating to preteens, teenagers and education.
Her first book in the series is titled, Get Up and Go, which is a short novel for young teens that fictionalizes her own early life and the positive effects running offers teens. Jackie is also the co-author of the inspirational gift book titled, Running Through Life's Lesson, with author Victoria L. Collier.