Jackie Madden Haugh was born in 1952 in San Francisco, to the son of Irish Catholic immigrants and the daughter of silent movie actors. With the drama gene cursing strong through her siblings’ veins, Jackie sought desperately to be noticed in a home dominated by three brothers. She wrote in the privacy of her room in journals hidden under lock and key. And for the next fifty years, Jackie would continue to struggle to speak her truth when overshadowed by domineering voices, writing volume after volume.
In 2009, Jackie took her stories out of the bedroom and created My Life in a Tutu—the first book in a trilogy of her evolution from a little girl with no voice to a woman standing proud and loud. The book has led Jackie to writing a monthly column in her local newspaper, The Town Crier, covering all aspects of everyday life.
After releasing her four children to the world, Jackie still lives in their childhood home of Los Altos, California, where her profession in real estate allows her the much-desired time to follow her passion – writing.