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Jackie Taylor Zortman

Jackie Taylor Zortman is a former bookstore owner in a beautiful tourist town high in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado where she lives with her 42-year veteran law enforcement husband.  Both are now retired and she is a full-time award winning published writer and author, having won 7 writing awards in the last three years, including First Place for her recently released fiction novel "Footprints in the Frost".

She is also  the author of "We Are Different Now" and a contributing author to the anthology "Felons, Flames and Ambulance Rides".  All three books are published by Oak  Tree Press. 

Writing since 1990, she has had numerous articles and short stories published. She has been a member of the The Public Safety Writers Association since 1994 when it was known as The Police Writers Club.    

She has  also written poetry, genealogy articles and books that she donated to her birth town and other libraries as well as contributing to the anthologies "American Blue",  "The Centennial Book of the NSDU 1861-1865", "Echoes From the Silence" and "Dusting Off Dreams". 

After the death of her oldest grandchild at age 21, she decided to write a book called "We Are Different Now" about the loss of this young man with the angelic face and who was born possessing an old soul.  He was the light of her life and her  journey with death on the mountain needed some sort of a silver lining to justify such tremendous  loss.  To her amazement, the book quickly crossed demographics and is selling to people of all ages and in all walks of life.  She is delighted that Pete will live on inside the covers of her  book.

Her latest release "Footprints in the Frost" introduces handsome homicie detective Max Richards and his life on and off the job.  When he is hand-picked to work a serial rapist case, complications emerge with his girlfriend, Sami Murphy.  They decide to escape the city and relax in his remote and beautiful Colorado cabin and try to untangle the knots in their relationship. 

Her books are availabe in both trade paperback and Kindle at and Both books are also available as trade paperbacks from


A Note From Jackie Taylor Zortman

First place award winning novel "Footprints in the Frost" is available as a trade paperback and Kindle at and a trade paperback at

My book "We Are Different Now" can be purchased at, as both trade paperback and Kindle  and as a trade paperback at  . 

The anothology "Felons, Flames & Ambulance Rides" (editor Marilyn Olsen) is  availabe at & as a trade paperback and Kindle.

Current Releases
First place award winning novel “Footprints in the Frost”  introduces homicide detective, Max Richards, and involves his life  both on the job and away from it.  When he is hand picked by the chief of police to work a long ...
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Footprints in the Frost
Pete died beside the river in the pitch black of night after falling 100 feet to the rock-strewn canyon floor where he died instantly from a skull fracture.  He was only 21 years old and the apple of his maternal grandmother's eye.  Com...
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We Are Different Now

A Peek Into the Life of Jackie Taylor Zortman

This is my grandson, Pete, who I wrote the book about.

This is my grandson, Pete, who I wrote the book about.
This is where Pete fell to his death on July 5, 2010 at night.

This is where Pete fell to his death on July 5, 2010 at night.
Pete's Spot on May 6, 2013

Pete's Spot on May 6, 2013
Author Jackie Taylor Zortman

Author Jackie Taylor Zortman

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