About Cally

Cally Jackson

Cally Jackson grew up in the small country town of Gatton, Australia. After deciding at 17 that a Hollywood acting career was sadly out of reach, Cally turned to a career in communication and marketing.

Cally’s passion for fictional writing first emerged in grade two when she got in trouble for penning her own tale instead of copying directly from a story book as she was supposed to be doing – it was a handwriting exercise, after all.

Cally now lives in Brisbane with her husband, Mark, baby daughter, Mackenzie, and their dog, Lucy. Her first novel, The Big Smoke, was published in October 2012.

(In case you can’t tell, Cally likes talking about herself in third person.)


18 responses to “About Cally

  1. Katie

    I can’t wait to read your book!!!

  2. Thanks Katie! Have you seen the first two chapters on the Tangled page? 🙂

  3. Hi Cally, thanks for stopping by my blog and finding me interesting (interesting in a good way, right? Just clarifying).

    I appreciate your answers to the blogfest questions and I hat phlem too. So gross and YES, I would neverwant to be a plumber especially after our last sewer backup in our basement problem–super nasty. I don’t have the stomach for that kind of thing. I’d vomit and make it worse.

    Also, I love the name Cally. My daughter’s name is Callie, which means “most beautiful” which she sure is.

    Nice to meet you. I’m following you now through the RSS feed and I’ll be back to see what great things you’re up to! Good luck with Tangled. Sounds fun. Keep to your goals 🙂

  4. Hi Angela, thanks also for stopping by! Yes, it was definitely interesting in a good way. Interesting in a quirky way, which is what we writers like (or at least what this one likes!).

    Thanks for following! I’m also following you in RSS. Tangled is heaps of fun – so excited to be this close to finishing. Looking forward to connecting with you more throughout the crusade and beyond (oh dear, now I’m sounding a bit like Toy Story!).

  5. Hi, Cally! Thanks for stopping by my blog. Following you on Twitter and through RSS. Your book sounds super fun!

    • And thanks for stopping by mine, Meika. I have a confession to make – I loved your digital signature so much I created one of my own. You’ll see it popping up on my blog soon! 🙂

      P.S. I’m also following you in RSS and on Twitter!

  6. Alexia Mohr

    Just let me know when and i’ll get a copy. So excited for you!

  7. Hi Cally, nice to meet a fellow Australian!

    I am envious of you that you have commited to writing a novel (it’s just such a daunting task!) and I wanted to wish you the best of luck with it.

    Also, are all those lovely books in the header picture yours?

    Louise 🙂

  8. Haha, no, I just am such a sticky-beak when it comes to people’s bookshelves. I believe it says a lot about a person! And we have a few similar titles so I approve of you already 🙂

    (My copy of “The Book Thief” is signed by Markus Zusak! I met him in 2009. Sooo cool.)

  9. Koren Helbig

    Hi! A belated little note to let you know we loved your blog so much we nominated it for a Versatile Blogger Award. Pop over here if you want to check out our other nominations: http://nofoodwithaface.wordpress.com/2012/03/02/versatile-blogger-award/
    xx Alana and Koren

  10. Hi Cally,

    Things are coming along so wonderfully for you in your life and with your writing, congratulations.

    Have been following from a distance for a while now.

    Just wanted to let you know I have ‘tagged’ you in a game of blog tag!

    Join in if you’re interested! Details here: http://becomingthirty.wordpress.com/2012/09/17/blog-tag/

    Have a great day,


  11. I love Steph Bowe´s idea (http://www.stephbowe.com/) that you are quite possibly a spy. If this were to turn out to be the case, you might well need at some point to make use of some alibi or other…

  12. I found your blog by typing in the word ‘Muse’ 🙂 happy writings

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