Travis Franklin Jackson grew up in Shattuck, Oklahoma, a town of 1,300 near the Texas panhandle. Shattuck once billed itself as the broomcorn capital of America, and it is now home to the nation’s premier windmill museum. A decent singer but terrible dancer, Travis expressed himself by writing at an early age, becoming a published poet in elementary school with his masterful Clocks for Highlights magazine. He learned values in Shattuck that would shape his life and inspire the stories he writes today – you can’t take yourself too seriously, the dirt road beats the highway every time, and Jesus loves you (even if you’re a Michigan fan).





Hardwood, Texas

Sometimes, the best coach isn’t on the court.


Coming out’s never been so fundamental.

Population 1801

Just one person can make history.