Careers of Love: Black Professionals Banking on Romance

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Diverse Income Streams: Jackson recently produced a straight-to-DVD movie for her book Truly Everlasting, a family venture in which her husband invested $500,000 and her son was screenwriter and director. She also has her own publishing company where she writes specialty romance novels targeting specific audiences, such as seniors or plus-sized women. In addition, her company hosts a well-attended bi-annual cruise she has branded the Madaris Family Reunion after the fictional family in a book series she authored.


A big believer in love and romance---she's been married to her teenage sweetheart for 40 years---Jackson has turned her knack for penning stories into a full-fledge multi-media brand that will leave a family legacy for generations.

Diverse Income Streams: Jackson recently produced a straight-to-DVD movie for her book Truly Everlasting, a…