Watercolor Moon, LLC was founded in 2015 by Jackie Dana to provide writing and editing services. Watercolor Moon also serves as the imprint for her published books.

quillJackie is a professional writer and editor, specializing in website copywriting, blogging, and documentation. She’s a member of the Texas Freelance Association, Indie Publishing Austin, Freelance Austin and Women Communicators of Austin. She’s the organizer of BrainstormATX, the June 2016 Author conference in Austin, and also runs the meetup group Write It Already Austin.

Before becoming a full-time writer, Jackie worked for Automattic/WordPress.com, where she wrote a number of internal and external support documents and provided support to users. For many years she served as an academic advisor in the Sociology Department at UT Austin, during which time she created print and web-based materials for students as well as training materials for colleagues.

In 2002-2004 she served as the Director of Public Relations for the Village of Webberville during the struggle to stop gravel mining. In this capacity she drafted all press releases and lobbying materials distributed to State of Texas legislators. In 1998-1999 she was a staff writer for the Austin-based Working Stiff Journal.

She holds a BA in English (Creative Writing emphasis) and an MA in History from the University of Missouri-Columbia. Between 2000-2008 she also completed many history, computer science and information technology courses at the University of Texas at Austin.

In her free time Jackie is a fiction writer who has written several novels and a number of short stories. She published her novel By Moonlight in December 2015, and is working on publishing additional novels as well as non-fiction books for independent authors. She’s also a certified storm spotter, an herbalist, and a home brewer.

Visit her personal blog at jackiedana.com.