Buzzy Jackson

Buzzy Jackson earned a Ph.D. in U.S. History from UC Berkeley, where she wrote her first book, A Bad Woman Feeling Good: Blues and the Women Who Sing Them (W.W. Norton: 2005). She has received numerous writing and teaching awards, including those from UC Berkeley, PEN-West and the American Library Association. She is currently a Research Affiliate at The Center of the American West at CU-Boulder. Buzzy writes for many online publications as well as for radio and film.

To contact Buzzy and find out more about her current projects, visit www.buzzyjackson.com.

Books by this Author

Shaking the Family Tree

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Buzzy jackson is SHAKING THE FAMILY TREE

Buzzy Jackson presents a glimpse inside the quirky and obsessive world of genealogy enthusiasts, while investigating her own tangled family tree.

My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known. - Carl Sagan

Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?

A. The public docks at Donner Lake, in my hometown of  Truckee, California.

Q. What’s your fantasy profession?

A. Paramedic or wildlife biologist. Or geneticist. Or astronomer. Or...

Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

A. Captain Haddock, Jane Eyre, and Krazy Kat.

Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?

A. Hal 9000 (2001: A Space Odyssey) and Jack Torrance (The Shining).

Author Voices

June 16, 2010

Well, it's a miracle we made the Shaking the Family Tree book page, anyway. Please check it out and, er, "Like" it!
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Shaking-the-Family-Tree/127402660621040

You can also find me (the person, not the book) on FB:

http://www.facebook.com/buzzyjackson

:)

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