Jackie Craven became fascinated by architecture when she bought her first Victorian house. Five houses and 25 years later, she continues to write books and articles about home design, historic preservation, and contemporary trends.
Jackie practically lives on the Web. She writes about house styles and famous buildings for About.com, blogs about her architectural travels at Distant Dwellings, writes short stories for literary journals, and hangs out on Facebook and Twitter.
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A skilled journalist and researcher, Jackie holds a Doctor of Arts degree in writing. She wrote the monthly "Fix" column for House and Garden magazine, published many features in the Providence (RI) Journal and other newspapers, and served as an Architecture Coach for Realtor Magazine.
Jackie also established a rental business dedicated to 19th century homes and won two Heritage Preservation Awards for restoration projects in her city. Jackie is now trying to unravel the complexities of community planning and code enforcement by serving on her local historic commission.
From the New York Times:
The New York Times says Jackie Craven "has become one of the Internet's reigning authorities on buildings and architecture, a resource for people who want to know about plumbing, Frank Gehry or the Taj Mahal."
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From Jackie Craven:
"A building is so much more than wood, nails, bricks, and mortar. Join me as we explore the ideas and aspirations that shape the ways we build. And be sure to stop by our discussion forum to ask questions and share ideas!"
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