Michael B. Jackson is the Parole Revocation Hearing Officer for the NJ Juvenile Justice System. He has previously worked for the state as Youth Counselor and Parole Supervisor. In the early 1970s he fought drug addiction and spent time in prison himself. He maintains a website, http://www.jointfx.com/, for current and former prisoners and their loved-ones, also writing a popular advice column, "Ask Shakir."
Other featured local authors include poet Alfred Encarnacion, inspirational writer Don Paul Hicks, biographer Christine M. Hill, poet Karmaya Lewis, non-fiction writer Joan Marsteller, memoirist Margaret Hicks Morris, and children's writer Joyce C. Payne.