Irvin Jackson is a Detroit, Michigan native currently living in Baltimore, Maryland. He attended Wayne State University and is a Rosa Parks Scholar.
Before writing for Palladium, Irvin worked as an investigative journalist in Michigan and Washington, D.C. He has been a reporter for The Detroit News, where he helped the paper launch its Livingston County bureau, as well as reporting for the Ann Arbor News and the Port Huron Times Herald. He also reported on environmental policy and politics for Inside Washington Publishers, where he covered legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate, as well as U.S. Supreme Court rulings. He is currently a legal news writer for a major Baltimore law firm.
Irvin Jackson co-wrote the Nightbane® Survival Guide™ with Mark Oberle, and also co-wrote the Robotech®: New Generation™ Sourcebook with Kevin Siembieda. In addition, he has written a number of Rifter® articles. He is also an artist with pieces published in The Rifter® and Rifts® Dimension Book 13: Fleets of the Three Galaxies™. He has also done collectible card game art and is slated to have art published in an upcoming erotic fantasy art book highlighting new artists.
He hopes to continue writing both Robotech® and Nightbane® books for Palladium and eventually would like to branch into novel writing and, one day, create a role-playing game of his own.
Irvin is a second-generation gamer and still remembers his mother sitting him on her lap and helping him roll up his first Dungeons and Dragons character. If he's gaming he's most likely the G.M., which has been the case almost non-stop for 22 years. His favorite pen and paper role-playing games are Rifts®, Nightbane®, Robotech®, Advanced Dungeons & Dragons® 2nd Edition, Vampire: The Masquerade®, D6 Star Wars® and Mutant Chronicles®. He is also a big fan of RPG videogames such as Mass Effect, Fallout and Elder Scrolls.