Jacqueline Simon grew up in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on a street named Letitia, a forty-five-minute walk from the Mississippi River. She earned degrees in Education and British Literature from LSU and has taught writing at almost every level, first in high schools in Cocoa Beach and Miami Springs, Florida; later as Professor of English in the Houston Community College System; and after her marriage, as adjunct in Rice University’s Glasscock School. Her stories have appeared in Ploughshares, Redbook, Domestic Crude (now Gulf Coast), other journals, and the anthology Her Work. Four of the stories included in Leaving Letitia Street have won national or regional recognition. She and her husband divide their time between an old house in central Houston and an even older one in Ashland, New Hampshire. Jackie is at work on a novel.

“You have to love a writer who socks you in the gut. . . .”
—Ernest Hebert, author of The Old American

Jacqueline Simon’s stories are wonderfully engaging, as colorful and sharply cut as the patterns in a shaken kaleidoscope.
—Author Rosellen Brown

Jacqueline Simon writes with precision and delicacy. She has a sharp eye, a keen ear, and a gift for evocative detail.
—Author Jonathan Penner
Deeply felt, witty...The award-winning Jacqueline Simon is a master of craft. Reader, you are in for a treat.
—Playwright Eileen O’Leary