Pearce was born in Raleigh, North Carolina and currently lives in Atlanta, Georgia. She attended Brookwood High School and went on to Georgia College & State University before transferring to and graduating from the University of Georgia. Pearce is well-known online for her humorous video blogs and her management of the author community 2009 Debutantes.
As You Wish is the first novel written by Jackson Pearce, published in Fall 2009 by HarperCollins under the HarperTeen imprint. The young-adult urban fantasy book follows high school student Viola Cohen who inadvertently summons, then falls for, a young jinn after her boyfriend tells her a life-changing secret.
Sisters Red is the second novel by Jackson Pearce and the first in a series of fairy tale-inspired books. The novel follows Scarlet and Rosie March, sisters who have devoted their lives to fighting the Fenris, werewolves that prey on helpless girls. Sisters Red is loosely based on Little Red Riding Hood and borrows several themes from the story. The book was published June, 2010 by Little, Brown and Company in the United States, under the Little, Brown Books for Young Readers imprint. It is also being released by Hodder Children's Books in the UK and Commonwealth Nations.
Sweetly is the second book in the fairy tale-inspired series by Jackson Pearce. The story is loosely based on the tale Hansel and Gretel. It is due to be published by Little, Brown and Company in June 2011.