Bryan D. Jackson is a Charlotte, N.C. native. He is of Cherokee (Iroquois), English, French/German, and Scots-Irish (Western European and Iberian) descent. Before entering the ministry, he worked in law enforcement, community corrections, and the private sector. For many years, he was a dog trainer and canine behaviorist. He holds a Master of Theological Studies degree, gained two years of advanced clinical pastoral education in two different Level 1 trauma centers, and received postgraduate training, education, and supervision in Bowen family systems theory at the Bowen Center for the Study of the Family. He has served in parish ministry, hospital chaplaincy, and fee-based pastoral counseling. His writing and research interests include children's and young adult fiction, non-fiction spirituality, family systems theory, genealogical analysis papers, and Native American history and culture.
Bryan is a member of the Society for Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, The Independent Author Network, and the Wordcraft Circle of Native Writers and Storytellers.
Bryan is an Eastern Cherokee successor and is a registered descendant in the First Families of the Cherokee Nation (Sonicooie) and the First Families of the Twin Territories (Cooweescoowee District). In addition, he is a member of the Trail of Tears Association and shares community with the Mt. Hood Cherokees, a satellite community of the Cherokee Nation. He lives in the Greater Seattle area with his wife, Penelope, and their cattle dog/retriever mix, Lyric.
Called Yet Again
To what are you called today? This month? This year?
In this memoir, Bryan Jackson explores the concept of calling thematically, as he has lived it. No matter how "big" or "little," "major" or "minor" a calling might seem, it is still a calling if that is how one interprets it.
In addition to having observed many others' callings, Bryan recounts the impact of several life-altering experiences and his efforts to make use of second, third, and fourth chances. His love for creation, particularly dogs, comes through in this thoughtful account of being called ... yet again.
Produced by Gadugi Media. Ga-doo-gee is a Cherokee term meaning to work together to solve a problem or to meet a common objective.
12 1/2 Wall Street
Sempronious is 12 but not quite 12 ½. He lives in Asheville, NC, where he becomes obsessed with an address: 12 ½ Wall Street. He is a flirt, takes in a bit too much sugar, and speaks his mind. Sempronious' nickname is "Sly." Sly enjoys being sly, and is curious about his world, especially 12 ½ Wall St. Soon, his curiosity gets the better of him regarding two things: the mysterious address and a giant iron at the corner of Wall St.
Sly makes an appointment with the mayor in order to learn more about 12 ½ Wall St. and the iron. Soon thereafter, Sly finds himself on Asheville's Urban Trail, a "museum without walls," with the girl of his dreams. He meets an assortment of characters who want him to fulfill his destiny, which is to write a book about his experience. Through it all, Sly learns more about life than he was expecting.