Jackie Gamber

As an award winning author, Jackie writes stories ranging from ultra-short to novel-length, varieties of which have appeared in anthologies such as Tales of Fantasy and Dragons Composed, as well as numerous periodical publications, including Orson Scott Card's Intergalactic Medicine Show, The Binnacle, Mindflights Magazine, Necrotic Tissue, and Shroud.

She is the author of the fantasy novel Redheart, and writing an alternate history time travel novel. She blogs professionally for English Tea Store.com, where she reviews classic science fiction and fantasy novels and pairs them with the ideal tea-sipping companion. Jackie is a member of the professional organizations Science Fiction Writers of America and Horror Writers Association. She was named honorable mention in L. Ron Hubbard's Writers of the Future Award, and received a 2008 Darrell Award for best short story by a Mid-South author. She is the winner of the 2009 Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley Award for Imaginative Fiction for her story The Freak Museum, a post-apocalyptic tale that looks closely at perceptions and outward appearances and how they affect the way we see ourselves.

Jackie was signed to Seventh Star Press in September of 2010, to publish her full Leland Dragon Series.  Book One, Redheart, was reissued in March of 2011, with Book Two, Sela, to follow in the beginning of 2012, and the third book of the series in early 2013.

For more information on Jackie, please visit her official website at www.jackiegamber.com

The Leland Dragon Series

Book One: Redheart

"Enter the lands of Leland Province, where dragon and human societies have long dwelled side by side. Superstitions rise sharply, as a severe drought strips the land of its bounty, providing fertile ground for the darker ambitions of Fordon Blackclaw, Dragon Council Leader, who seeks to subdue humans or wipe them off the face of the land.

As the shadow of danger creeps across Leland Province, a young dragon named Kallon Redheart, who has turned his back on dragons and humans alike, comes into an unexpected friendship. Riza Diantus is a young woman whose dreams can no longer be contained by the narrow confines of her village, and when she finds herself in peril, Kallon is the only one with the power to save her. Yet to do so means he must confront his past, and embrace a future he stopped believing in.

A tale of friendship, courage, and ultimate destiny, Redheart invites readers to a wondrous journey through the Leland Dragon Series."

Available Now:

Redheart is available in trade paperback, hardcover, and several eBook formats, covering editions for Kindle, iPad,Nook, and Sony eReader users (and other devices that accept the ePub format).

Order Redheart now on Softcover or Limited Edition Hardcover!  Click here to go to the online store.

Book Two: Sela


"Peace was fleeting. Vorham Riddess, Venur of Esra Province, covets the crystal ore buried deep in Leland's mountains. His latest device to obtain it: land by marriage to a Leland maiden. But that's not all.

Among Dragonkind, old threats haunt Mount Gore, and shadows loom in the thoughts of the Red who restored life to land and love. A dragon hunter, scarred from countless battles, discovers he can yet suffer more wounds.

In the midst of it all, Sela Redheart is lost, driven from her home with only her old uncle to watch over her. As the dragon-born child of Kallon, the leader of Leland's Dragon Council, she is trapped in human form with no understanding of how she transformed, or how to turn back.

Wanderers seek a home, schemes begin to unfurl, and all is at risk as magic and murder, marriage and mystery strangle the heart of Esra. A struggle for power far older and deeper than anyone realizes will leave no human or dragon unaffected.

In a world where magic is born of feeling, where the love between a girl and a dragon was once transformative, what power dwells in the heart of young Sela?"


Selawill be made available in trade paperback, limited edition hardcover, and several eBook formats, covering editions for Kindle, iPad,Nook, and Sony eReader users (and other devices that accept the ePub format).

Pre-order a limited edition hardcover or softcover of Sela today. Pre-orders include the eBook version and a package of Sela collectibes.  Visit the our Pre-order page here!

Book Three: 

To be released in summer of 2013.

See the Redheart video trailer here:

Read full reviews of Redheart:

The Independent Review:


Spellbound By Books Review:


Workaday Reads Review:


Fantasy Book Review UK -Review:


Bee's Knees Review:


Unputdownable Books Review:


One Thrifty Gurl Review: http://www.onethriftygurl.com/2011/06/redheart-book-review-and-seventh-star_30.html

Eating Y.A. Books


Just Another Book Addict Review:


The Bookery Review:


I Heart Reading Review:


Pensive Bookeaters Review:


Ella Bella Reviews-Review


Splash of Our Worlds Review


The Haunting of Orchid Forsythia Review


One Day at a Time Review


From the Bookshelf of T.B.  Review


The Prairie Library Review


Evie Bookish Review:


Sheila Deeth Review on Gather.com


Stuck In Books Review:


All Consuming Books Review


Jess Resides Here Review:


The Ranting Dragon Review:


Azure Dwarf's Horde of Fantasy and Sci Fi Review:


Blogcritics.org Review:


Sela Reviews:

The Independent Review

Recent Press Associated with Jackie Gamber and the Release of Redheart

Links to Recent Interviews, podcasts, and Blog Posts with Jackie Gamber:

July 24, 2011

From the Bookshelf of T.B. hosted Jackie on this great interview, covering her writing and Redheart.


June 26, 2011

Here's a link to a great interview at Evie Bookish that went with a giveaway contest.  A well-balanced interview that shows Jackie's depth and personality.


June 23, 2011

Here's a link to an interview at Just Another Book Addict, with a nice balance on Redheart and some personal insights and interests of Jackie's.


June 2, 2011:

Here's a link to an interview at Eva's Sanctuary.   It has some nice answers regarding the Leland Dragon Series, YA Fantasy, and writing. 


May 30, 2011:

Here's a link to a guest blog post by Jackie on My Love Affair With Books.  This one is really interesting as it explores some of the books that got Jackie's own "love affair with books" underway.


May 25, 2011:

Here's a link to guest post by Jackie entitled "Flirting With a Timid Muse", on the Belfire Press page. 


May 20, 2011: Here is a link to an interview posted along with a contest at the I Am a Reader, Not a Writer site.  This one even  includes a Jackie Gamber haiku!


May 15, 2011:  This link is to a guest post that Jackie did for Amberkatze's Book Blog.  It is a really nice piece on being a writer.


May 13, 2011:  This link is to an interview on Stuck In Books, which also included a full review of Redheart.


May 10, 2011:  Here's a link to one of Jackie's BookTastings* at Jess Resides Here.  This one features Dooms Day Book, by Connie Willis.


May 9, 2011:  Here's a link to a new interview on Jess Resides Here, a site that gave Redheart a great review.


May 9, 2011: Here's a link to a very creative blog post by Jackie entitled "Dragons are People Too".  This is a really fun one, and we encourage you to head on over to Books For Company to have a look at it! 


May 7, 2011:  Here's a link to a guest blog post that Jackie did for Evie Bookish.  It focuses on what Jackie has been reading at the time of the blog posting, and gives some insights into some of the things Jackie enjoys in literature. 


May 7, 2011:  Here's a link to another new interview with Jackie on Reading Away the Days.  Some very interesting respones! 


May 6, 2011:  This blog post by Jackie tells the "Story Behind The Story" and was featured on YA Book Reads out of the UK.  Very nice blog post!


May 4, 2011: Here's a link to an interview on Freda's Voice.  This one goes into Jackie's writing and reading.


April 28, 2011:  Here's an interview that was paired with a contest on The Bookish Type.  Very nice and in depth interview.


April 24, 2011:  Here is a link to the DragonTalk Radio podcast show that featured Jackie Gamber.  The show was aired live on April 14, 2011. Jackie was the only guest on the hour long show, so this interview conducted by the host, Jon Klement, is very extensive and really gives Jackie a lot of time to talk about her work.


April 22, 2011: A BookTasting* guest blog, as a guest of the fantastic Grasping for the Wind site.  In this one Jackie pairs a tea with Stephen Donaldson's The Mirror of Her Dreams.


April 19, 2011: A BookTasting* guest blog, as a guest of NY Times best-selling author Angie Fox, in which Jackie features one of Angie's books! 


April 10, 2011: A great interview conducted by William Bentrim of Azure Dwarf's Horde of Fantasy and Sci-Fi