July 3, 2008
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J. L. Bell, who writes about children’s books, observes that there seem to be two Shelley Jacksons, both of whom are accomplished novelists and illustrators, and both of whom live in Brooklyn.

The second Shelley Jackson maintains a website called Ineradicable Stain, which includes a rundown of other Shell(e)y Jacksons. Though two Shelley Jacksons who are Brooklyn-based novelists and illustrators would surely get mixed up a lot, this list pointedly does not include the first Shelley Jackson.

The second Shelley Jackson is, as it turns out, the same person as the first Shelley Jackson; at any rate, the author photograph of the first Jackson looks just like Jackson #2.