Jackie O’Neal holds an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from the renowned Sarah Lawrence College Graduate Writing program. O’Neal is the author of two books WOMAN PRIEST and BORN IN THE LAND OF THE TANGO. Over the years as a journalist her commentary has been seen and heard on The Huffington Post, USA Today, NPR- 51% The Women’s Perspective, NPR Blog among others. Her professional life includes teaching English composition at the college level. She was nominated for an Excellence in Teaching Award 2007 at Atlantic Cape Community College. She lives in NJ with her husband, Mason, a retired NYC child abuse investiagator. The couple have four sons.