Don Jacobson has written professionally since his post-collegiate days as a wire service reporter in Chicago. His output has ranged from news and features to advertising, television and radio. His work has been nominated for Emmys and other awards. Earlier in his career, he published five books, all non-fiction.
He holds an advanced degree in History with specialties in Modern European History and the History of American Foreign Relations. As a college instructor, Don teaches United States History, World History, the History of Western Civilization and Research Writing.
Don turned his passion for reading The Canon into writing JAFF. He has published six works in the genre since late 2015. As a member of The Austen Authors Collective, Don joins (and he is modestly bowing his head to admit that he is the knave in this deck of Queens and Kings) other Janites who seek to extend the Mistress’ stories beyond the endings she so carefully crafted.
He is a member of the Jane Austen Society of Puget Sound (JASNA) and lives just east of Seattle with his wife, Pam, and their rather assertive four and twenty pound cat, Bear. Besides JAFF, Don also enjoys cooking, dining out, fine wine and well aged scotch whiskey.
His other passion is cycling. Most days from April through October will find him “putting in the miles.” He has ridden several “centuries” (100 mile days). Don is especially proud that he successfully completed the AIDS Ride—Midwest (Minneapolis to Chicago) and the Make-A- Wish (MI) Miracle Ride (300 mi).