Mandy Jackson-Beverly is a bibliophile with a preference for stories drenched in magic, the occult, and complex characters of the human and supernatural kind. She writes about the darkness lurking around us and the light that keeps it at bay.
Born in Pyramid Hill, Victoria, Australia—population 419—Mandy grew up around the rugged coastline and rolling hills of Tasmania. Upon moving to England, she discovered the tantalizing London fashion scene and fell in love with the concept of the creative collective. Later in Los Angeles, she found her creative freedom among the thriving, no-holds-barred visionaries of the music video world.
Mandy has worked as a costume designer and stylist for an array of creative dynamos, including photographer Herb Ritts; directors Joel and Ethan Coen, David Fincher, Diane Keaton, and Julien Temple; and music icons David Bowie, Madonna, George Michael, Tom Petty, and Tina Turner. She has taught high school art and theater, Advanced Placement art programs, and contributed blogs to The Huffington Post. She is a book reviewer for the New York Journal of Books, a writing coach, and a public speaker, and teaches workshops at writer conferences and online via Teachable.
In October 2020, Mandy launched The Bookshop Podcast. She is committed to helping independent bookshops thrive by highlighting these gems of the community and illuminating the wonders of words on a page and the authors who write them.
Mandy is the author of The Creatives Series: A Secret Muse, The Devil And The Muse, The Legend of Astridr: Birth, and The Immortal Muse.
Mandy lives in Ojai, California. When she’s not writing, reading, interviewing guests, or caught down a rabbit hole of research, she’s cooking, painting, tending to her vegetable garden, or on walkabout.
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