Welcome to the home page of author Brian Jackson. Here you’ll find information on the books I’ve written and published, Udemy online training courses I’ve developed, and the several websites that I maintain (which is pretty much the extent of my programming these days). You’ll also find my blog where I share technical information on publishing, writing, website development and maintenance, and Udemy course development.
The books I’ve written include both technical literature and fantasy, cozy mystery, and romance novels. These books are available in ebook format on Amazon. You’ll find information about my books in the Books section of this website. You’ll even find references to a couple of audio book recordings that I made that are available on Audible.
I self-publish my own books but spend the bulk of my time publishing the books of my wife, Melanie Jackson. Melanie is a prodigious writer who has more than 100 novels, novellas, short story collections, and anthologies published in ebook, paperback, and audio formats. Melanie’s writing includes her older Scottish and historical romance originally written for Dorchester Publishing in New York and now available through Amazon’s Montlake imprint. Her most recent material is primary composed of cozy mysteries in the Chloe Boston, Butterscotch Jones, Miss Henry, and Wendover House mystery series. You can view all of Melanie’s published material by visiting the Melanie Jackson home page. You’ll find information about my publishing efforts in the Publishing section of this site.
My latest attempt to keep myself entertained involves recording online training videos which are distributed via my instructor page at Udemy. These courses use PowerPoint slides and screen capture recordings to show how to use the Gnu Image Manipulation Program (GIMP), how to self-publish, and how to create your own Udemy courses. You’ll find information about my Udemy courses in the Courses section of this site.
In an effort to promote both my material and the books written by my wife, I maintain three websites. The website you’re viewing now provides an overview of my efforts. The Melanie Jackson Home Page provides information on my wife’s many novels. The Chloe Boston website is a special website that I setup for my wife’s most popular sleuth, Chloe Boston. My site and the Chloe Boston site are both implemented using WordPress and the Genesis WordPress theme. I’m currently in the process of migrating Melanie’s website from a pure HTML implementation, using Bootstrap 3 and SSI, to WordPress as well but since this is a large site the effort could take me a while. You’ll find information on the websites I maintain in the Websites section of this site.
Be sure to also check out my blog for technical discussions related to writing, self-publishing, website development and maintenance, and Udemy course preparation. I’ll try to post a new article every week or so (but you know how these things go). You’ll find my blog in the Blog section of this website.
In summary, I hope that you enjoy your stay and learn something while you’re here. Good luck in all your endeavors. I’d love to hear from you if you get the chance. You can contact me via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by filling out the form below.