Winner of the Mid-List Press First Series Award for Short Fiction, this writer is a fairly local (Kansas) writer. Cruel, beautiful, compassionate, sad, but with glints of humor, Jackson's stories chronicle the lives of women characters with aplomb and moderated wit.
"And her Calphalon! She'd spent years carefully washing her Calphalon pots and pans by hand, with a special non-abrasive scrubber. But only after two years of marriage, Charles had managed to take the finish off all but one rarely-used single serving wok by loading them all in the dishwasher." (p. 134)