Jackie Craven

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Jackie Craven is an American writer and author with a broad background in arts and the humanities. Her publications include books on home decor, articles on architecture and design, travel essays, poetry, fiction, and literary commentary.[1] She is the author of The Stress-Free Home and The Healthy Home and covers architecture, design, and other topics for ThoughtCo,[2] an online resource that evolved from About.com, where Craven worked for many years.[3] Craven's literary writing has been published in various journals, including Mid-American Review, New Ohio Review, River Styx (magazine), Existere, The Fourth River, SNReview, Pearl (literary magazine), and The Asheville Poetry Review.[4] Her chapbook, Our Lives Became Unmanageable (Omnidawn, 2016), won the Omnidawn Fabulist Fiction award.[5] She is a member of the North American Travel Journalists Association (NATJA),[6] and her travel features have been published in major newspapers in the United States and Canada.[7] She wrote a monthly column for House & Garden magazine,[7] and published many features in The Providence Journal and other newspapers. Previously, she worked as an architecture writer for Realtor magazine. She holds a Doctor of Arts in English from the State University of New York at Albany.[7] Craven lives in Schenectady, New York and Cocoa Beach, Florida.


  • Our Lives Became Unmanageable. Omnidawn Publishing (2016)


  • The Stress-Free Home: Beautiful Interiors for Serenity and Harmonious Living. Rockport Publishers / Quarry Books (2003)
  • The Healthy Home: Beautiful Interiors That Enhance the Environment and Your Well-Being. Rockport Publishers / Quarry Books (2003)
  • The Healthy Home Korean Translation. (2008)
  • The Healthy Home German Translation. (2008)


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