Buzzy Jackson is the award-winning author of the nonfiction books, "The Inspirational Atheist: Wise Words on the Wonder and Meaning of Life" (Plume/Penguin, 2014); "A Bad Woman Feeling Good: Blues and the Women Who Sing Them" (W.W. Norton: 2005), "Shaking the Family Tree: Blue Blood, Black Sheep, and Other Obsessions of an Accidental Genealogist" (Simon & Schuster: 2010), and the novel "Effie Perine."
Buzzy is a Correspondent for the Boston Globe. She has a PhD in History from UC Berkeley and is a Research Affiliate with the University of Colorado's Center of the American West.
Buzzy grew up in Truckee, California and in Montana, but since then she's lived in Los Angeles, Perth, Australia, New York City, San Francisco, Barcelona, Spain, Oakland, Boston, Berkeley, and Colorado. She has worked as a radio DJ, sandwich-maker, tennis hostess, NATO HQ tour guide, literary assistant, museum docent, ESL teacher, caterer, historical researcher, and college professor, all of which led her to Colorado, where she now lives with her family and a dog named Ralph.