Need an experienced speaker for your school or event? Corrine’s varied background in graphic design, marketing, and writing gives her a unique skill set that is invaluable to writers at various stages of their careers. She has an MA in English from CSU Fullerton and a MFA in Creative Writing from Spalding University, in addition to ten years of marketing agency experience. She’s happy to speak to any size group, from small workshops or classrooms to filled auditoriums. She is available for the following:
- School Visits (grades 9-12)
- College and University
- Local Writing Chapters
- Library Visits
- Skype Visits
- Fiction or Young Adult Fiction Workshops
Sample past engagements have included:
Visiting Writer at Fullerton College
War in YA Literature (panel)
Social Media for Writers (including marketing tips for authors)
Fiction Workshop for Veterans
Trends in YA Literature
First Page Impressions (panel)
Debut Author Experiences (panel)
One of the most daunting tasks facing an author today is how to manage, and grow, an online presence, known as a platform. The multitude of outlets and differences between them–from content to intended audience–can give even the most savvy of us pause. And with our online reach being nearly as important to agents and editors as our writing, it’s not an area we can afford to ignore.
Corrine Jackson’s presentation on online media gave hope that this seemingly overwhelming task not only can be done, it can be done exceedingly well, even for first-time authors. From defining what outlets are available and which have the most impact to showing us actual online campaigns and their results, Jackson helped make sense of the often-bewildering world of social media.
She brings her ten-year-plus experience in the field of marketing, with many years working for Fortune 500 companies, and everything she’s learned, both from that world and her successful online presence and marketing campaigns for her own books, to bear, and breaks it all down into information digestible by and useful to anyone from the technophobe to the most successful media users in the room. This unique background, a combination of both professional and personal insight, is why we were excited to ask her to present at the SFA RWA chapter, a chapter filled with everyone from beginners to New York Times bestselling authors. She gave us concrete, explicit directions on how to explore and manage this world, and all of us walked away with strategies we could use the second we next sat down in front of our computers. Most importantly, she made us feel we could actually do it!
Theresa Rogers, President of the San Francisco Area chapter of RWA – On Corrine’s “Social Media for Writers” presentation
Corrine offers a wealth of guidance and inspiration to any professional and educational environment. During her visit to Fullerton College, she was a guest in a Children’s Literature and Creative Writing class; the students in those classes gained valuable insight on how successful writers, like Corrine, manage the rigor of the writing process and the publishing market. Her campus-wide reading was engaging and entertaining, and faculty have referred to her as being “one of the best readers Fullerton has ever had” in its thirty year Visiting Writer program.
Roger Perez, Professor at Fullerton College – on Corrine’s visit to Fullerton College as a Visiting Writer