About the Author
Jackie Cornwall was born in England of Welsh parentage in 1948. She graduated in English and Drama and subsequently worked as a lecturer in these subjects as well as on the first UK Gender Studies course. Jackie later became Head of English and Drama at Cornwall College of Further and Higher Education. From 1992 to 1993, she wrote and directed drama with the English Teaching Theatre of Izmir. In 1997, she was awarded a Chair for Poetry in the National Eisteddfod at Y Bala.
From 2001, Jackie worked with excluded young people in Cardiff but in 2004, she decided to concentrate on her writing career, and wrote and produced several plays, many in association with Everyman Theatre, Cardiff. In 2007, she left the UK once again to teach drama at the Edron Academy in Mexico City.
Jackie has written and published poetry for most of her life, and her collection, 'The Dancer You Were Waiting For', was published in 2013. Jackie now lives in Vejer de la Frontera in the Andalucían province of Cadiz. Her history of Vejer, 'Vejer de la Frontera: a History' was published in 2011. In 2013, she published Á Summer in Flamenco' with Kelly Lawlor and Adrián Brenes Ureba.
Jackie's latest publication is ´The Three Witches', the first in a series of 6 novels portraying the life of a modern foundling, mainly set in the imaginary town of San Amaro, a place 'very like Vejer'. Her next publication will be 'Athena's Odyssey', a humourous modern interpretation of Homer's epic from the viewpoint of the 'grey-eyed goddess'. She is also working on 'The Short Shakespeare', a collection of abbreviated Shakespeare plays using the original texts and language.