Jackie Parker

Jackie Parker

Jackie Parker, the author of Our Lady of Infidelity: A Novel of Miracles, is an award-winning poet. She has written a bestselling young adult novel, Love Letters to my Fans, and a full-length play, Absentia and occasionally blogs for the Huffington Post.

Jackie has taught writing in schools and colleges, hospitals, living rooms, coffee houses, skyscrapers, nursing homes, conference halls, backyards, and front porches throughout North America—as far north as breathtaking Newfoundland.  Her transformational workshops, The Power of Our Stories, use meditation and writing to bring creativity and community into the lives of people of all ages and backgrounds.

For the past seven years she has also been a teacher of Kundalini Yoga meditation. It was Our Lady of Infidelity that led her to this beautiful practice. Her first meditation experience happened at an artist’s colony. She was not seeking it out. She was not even interested in meditation, but meditation was interested in her.

Born in New York City, a child who loved  books and writing, her ambition was to become a writer, a teacher, and a farmer. She now lives a stone’s throw from Hollywood in a hundred-plus year old house with a porch and enough land to qualify as an urban farm. She is currently thinking about rain barrels, and working on her next novel.

Way of Council | Speaking and Listening from the Heart

Journal Article

Council is an ancient way and modern practice whose roots are within the natural world, spanning diverse cultures and religions. This practice elicits an experience of true community, recognizing that each voice needs to be heard, that every person has a gift, a story to share, a piece of the whole.