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).

Travis

Jackson

Bio

BOOKS

Hardwood, Texas

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

Sugarfoot

Coming out’s never been so fundamental.

Population 1801

Just one person can make history.