A native Californian, Jackie Ullerich was born in Los Angeles, grew up in San Diego and attended UCLA, where she graduated with honors, earning a secondary teaching credential in theater arts and English. She also attained Master Teacher status, which qualified her to train and supervise student teachers at the high school level.
In a major change of venue, Jackie left the classroom for the world stage to travel and live in a variety of places, both in the U.S. and overseas, with her Air Force husband.
Her years of living in Turkey and Greece coincided with changes in government, including tanks in the streets. But hostile environments were offset by exploration of ancient cultures and the colorful tapestries of contemporary life.
Of her many experiences, teaching English as a foreign language at the Turkish War College in Ankara, was an adventure in itself. While her novels reflect first-hand knowledge of exotic and historic locals, California provides a backdrop for most of her writing.
Presently, Jackie and her retired Air Force JAG husband reside in Palm Desert, California where her husband golfs while Jackie writes.
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Sabbatical In The Sun
Bright, beautiful, professor Jessica Slater, on sabbatical from her teaching position at the University takes a house-sitting job in Los Angeles in order to take a break from life and regroup after her messy divorce. After a visit from attorney Mort Abrams, Jessica learns that a valuable missing coin—an heirloom to the Angelides family—has disappeared. Hot on the trail of the valuable coin, and of
Invitation to Death
An invitation to spend a weekend in paradise turns into a ticket to hell, bringing death and destruction. Against beautiful Hawaiian sunsets and crashing ocean waves, deadly passions arise when three couples vacation at an island condo. Relationships are difficult and sometimes a vacation can bring back the romance. Sometimes it works, and sometimes it’s an explosion of deadly passion.
The Bride Stands Alone
Aspiring actress Kelly Myers meets powerful executive Larry Townsend. They fall in love, marry and honeymoon in Acapulco.
During the honeymoon he suddenly disappears while scuba diving and is presumed dead. Kathy’s life is turned upside down as she learns he had a dark side and was involved in a criminal enterprise. Nothing is what it seems, including his disappearance and presumed death.
At Risk: Passion and Peril at Sea
At Risk explores the complexities of love and marriage, as well as the dark side of racism and bigotry—all aboard the luxury cruise liner, the Sea Star. A cruise along the Mexican Riviera is the setting for a disparate group of passengers who dine together nightly. In that intimacy, they reveal aspects of their lives and family backgrounds which sets in motion a terrifying series of events.
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