Young adult author Corrine Jackson lives in San Francisco and has over ten years experience in marketing. She has bachelor and master degrees in English, and an MFA in Creative Writing from Spalding University. Her novels include If I Lie (Simon Pulse) and the Sense Thieves trilogy (KTeen), comprised of Touched, Pushed, and Ignited (5/27/14). Visit her at or on Twitter at @Cory_Jackson.


If I Lie

“Jackson’s debut novel is a strikingly poignant portrayal of a young woman’s
struggle to be right in the face of persecution from, not only her peers, but her entire
community.” – VOYA

“Relationships and their dynamics play themselves out naturally and with satisfying
complexity.” – Kirkus Reviews

“This is an intense and heartbreaking bit of quality realism, putting the stress of
life in a small military town during wartime on full display as a pertinent backdrop
for more personal drama.” – Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

IF I LIE in the News:

February 3, 2014 – IF I LIE is listed on YALSA’s 2014 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Readers list
January 27, 2014 – IF I LIE is chosen for ALA’s 2014 Rainbow List
November 13, 2013 – IF I LIE is nominated for ALA’s 2014 Rainbow List
October 13, 2013 – IF I LIE makes Mashable’s list of 11 Young Adult Books Sure to Make You Cry
March 30, 2013 – IF I LIE mentioned in Denver Post article “Books bring light to dark issues for teen readers
January 30, 2013 – IF I LIE mentioned in Statesman-Journal’s article “Best YA books can help teens face challenge”
December 19, 2012 – KALW’s Your Call picks IF I LIE as a Best Book of 2012
December 6, 2012 – The Los Angeles Public Library names IF I LIE one of the Best Teen Books of 2012


“Filled with anticipation and drama, paranormal fans will love TOUCHED. The
characters are so realistic; you can’t help but imagine yourself as one of them.
Thrilling and chilling!” – RT Book Reviews

“A star-crossed romance highlights this series opener about a girl who has
paranormal powers to heal and the boy who should be her enemy.” – Kirkus Reviews

“Remy is a refreshingly intelligent and human heroine. Through her first-person, conversational narration, the reader travels her emotional family journey with her, and teens will thrill to the romantic tension of an attraction so destructive that the couple can barely touch.” – VOYA


“The second Sense Thieves book is thrilling. Jackson pairs strong and compelling characters with a unique and entertaining plot. Readers will laugh, cry and smolder even as they early-turn each page in anticipation.” – RT Book Reviews

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Corrine Jackson (pronounced Cor-een) is a young adult author repped by Laura Bradford of Bradford Literary Agency. Her debut novel, If I Lie, was published by Simon Pulse (August 2012). The Sense Thieves paranormal romance trilogy, including TouchedPushed, and Ignited (5/27/14), is published by Kensington/KTeen.

Once upon a time, Corrine worked as a graphic designer before she switched to account management at one of the country’s top marketing agencies. She has a deep and abiding love for Anthropologie and intends to move into her nearest store when the employees aren’t looking and/or she can get her hands on a key (which she expects to find in one of their bins).

An education addict, Corrine has attended eleven different colleges, has earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in English, and an MFA in Creative Writing from Spalding University. A recipient of a West Chester Poetry Conference scholarship, she is also the former Editor-in-Chief of two literary magazines, including Statement (CSU, Los Angeles) and Dash (CSU, Fullerton). She is member of SCBWI (Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators) and RWA. She has also served on the Teenquake committee for Litquake, San Francisco’s literary festival.

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