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Vanessa Furse Jackson has lived in Corpus Christi since 1988, but she comes originally from England where, after spending ten years in professional theatre, she went back to college and got her bachelor's degree. Seeking adventure, she then came over to the States to pursue an MFA in Creative Writing at Bowling Green State University in Ohio. She got rather more adventure than she bargained for, and within two years she was married to a fellow graduate student and doing her doctorate in English Literature, which she received in 1990. She and the above fellow, Robb Jackson, both teach and write at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.