Jackie lives in Glasgow and has a varied background, including being a government economist, a political lobbyist, and running a pet shop. Toxic is her first crime novel, introducing DI Donna Davenport, and was shortlisted in the Yeovil Literary Prize before publication by ThunderPoint Publishing Ltd. The sequel, Shadows, was published in October 2017, and the third book in the DI Davenport series, Run, will be published in 2019.
Jackie has appeared at crime writing festivals Newcastle Noir and Crime at the Castle, and regularly appears at Noir at the Bar events (including Edinburgh, Newcastle, Dundee and Dunfermline). She also forms part of the Dangerous Dames and Murder & Mayhem along with a number of other crime writers, and has appeared at events in libraries and bookstores across Scotland as part of these.