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. She is the author of The Stress-Free Home and The Healthy Home and covers architecture, design, and other topics for ThoughtCo, an online resource that evolved from About.com, where Craven worked for many years. 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. Her chapbook, Our Lives Became Unmanageable (Omnidawn, 2016), won the Omnidawn Fabulist Fiction award. She is a member of the North American Travel Journalists Association (NATJA), and her travel features have been published in major newspapers in the United States and Canada. She wrote a monthly column for House & Garden magazine, 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. 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)