Welcome to the home on the web of romance author Jackie Weger. Jackie was the first American author contracted by Harlequin when they started the Harlequin American Romance line. Jackie published sixteen books for Harlequin, including seven novels for the Harlequin Temptation imprint. She wrote the first African-American romance published by Harlequin, A Strong and Tender Thread.
Jackie’s last book for Harlequin was published in 1995 while she was living in St. Augustine, Florida. She stopped writing to care for elderly and handicapped members of her family. In 1999 she moved to Central America with her companion dog,a Shar-pei named Simon. Together they lived in a small Rainforest village in a thatched-roof bohio while making excursions into the Darien, the San Blas Islands, and outer islands in the Pacific. Jackie also volunteered at a Sisters of Mercy mission where she taught women in poverty how to earn money.
Returning stateside in 2002, Jackie enrolled in university, earning an AA, a BA, and in 2008 earned a teaching certification in History. She graduated Summa cum Laude in the top five percent of her class. In 2005 Jackie spent a semester at Queens College, the University of London, producing a study of comparative education between the US and UK. Jackie returns to Panama often, most recently spending nine months dividing her time between now established homes on Taboga Isla and el Cacao. Jackie lives in Hockley, Texas, a community northwest of Houston.
Jackie is in the process of re-releasing her older romance books after many requests, as well as working on new ones. Visit often to keep up with Jackie’s busy life and hear about her latest releases.