Jackson Lassiter grew up and learned to garden in the harsh climes of Northern Wyoming. The sixth of seven sons, his father charged him with tending the family’s garden plot from an early life. Mind you, the family plot was approximately three acres not counting the fruit tree windrow or berry patches. Since then, Lassiter has always had a garden, whether it be a few plots on a fire escape or another three-acre spread. To him, there is nothing more soothing that the seed-to-life-to-table cycle. It keeps him human.
Lassiter’s writing has appeared in over 60 anthologies and journals, and he is the 2009 recipient of the Larry Neal Writing Award, sponsored by the DC Council of Arts and Humanities, the PEN/Faulkner Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts. His work has received Best Fiction Awards from Gay City, Jerry Jazz Musician, Binnacle Flash Fiction Contest, Shenandoah Review, and elsewhere.
Look for “Birds of a Feather,” his collection of short stories and personal essays on amazon.com, in both print and kindle versions.