JACKSON, Matthew




Author Tags: Outdoors, Travel

Matt Jackson is a writer, editor, and publisher whose work has been featured widely in more than two dozen popular magazines including Equinox, Explore, and Canadian Geographic. From 1998 until 2001 he was a regular columnist at Photo Life. He later became a contributing editor for Canadian Wildlife and Prairies North magazines. Nine of Matthew Jackson’s 45 self-published chapters in The Canada Chronicles (Summit Studios, 2004), an account of hitchhiking for four summers in three directions from Alberta, take place in B.C. A graduate of Wilfrid Laurier University's Business Administration program, Jackson is a freelance journalist who quit his job in April of 1997 and began hitchhiking around Canada, initially from Lake Louise, recording his journeys with photos and anecdotes. He claims to have travelled 30,000 kilometres and taken 25,000 photos.

DATE OF BIRTH: June 11, 1972

PLACE OF BIRTH: Calgary, Alberta

ARRIVAL IN BRITISH COLUMBIA: January, 2006

EMPLOYMENT OTHER THAN WRITING: Photojournalism, Professional Speaking, Publishing

AWARDS:

The Canada Chronicles won the IPPY award for best North American Travel Memoir of 2004

BOOKS:

The Canada Chronicles: A Four-year Hitchhiking Odyssey (Summit Studios, 2004).

Mugged by a Moose: True Tales to Make you Laugh, Chortle, Snicker, and Feel Inspired (Summit Studios, 2006).

I Sold My Gold Tooth for Gas Money: True Tales to Make you Laugh, Chortle, Snicker, and Feel Inspired (Summit Studios, 2006).

Moose on the Loose: True Tales to Make you Laugh, Chortle, Snicker, and Feel Inspired (Summit Studios, 2012) $19.95 978-0-9866-8560-6

[BCBW 2012] "Outdoors" "Travel"