Daniel and Jennifer at Twi Con
Age: 26 (April 9th)
Hometown: Alice, TX
Currently Resides: Dallas, TX
Occupation: Risk Manager for TXU Energy (electric company)
Relationship status: Single
Hobbies: Piano, tennis, movies, working out, karaoke, chess, spending time with a few close friendsFavorite Shows: Lost, The Office, Grey’s Anatomy, 24, True Blood, DexterCurrently Reading: Black Dagger Brotherhood series by J.R. Ward
Favorite Piece of Property: Amazon Kindle, which contains all 4 Twilight books.
Daniel Jackson grew up in a small town outside of Corpus Christi, TX, playing tennis and focusing on academics. After graduating (Valedictorian), he went on to Rice University in Houston, TX where he obtained a B.S. degree in Computer Science. He followed that degree to Dallas and has climbed the corporate ladder with the same company ever since. He is currently house-shopping in Dallas to establish a more permanent residence there, and has one cat appropriately named “The Kitty.”
Daniel first heard about Twilight from his friend Jennifer Shicora Greeff, who read the books in the summer of 2008 and insisted he read them because he reminded her so much of Edward. Daniel didn’t immediately pick them up though… It took two more of his friends and his mother to guide him into the mysterious world of Forks, La Push, and of course, the Cullens. After racing through the series, including the unpublished Midnight Sun, Daniel became a twilight fan, and now understands why Jennifer calls him ‘Edward’.
“I enjoyed Twilight because it gives hope to all the hopeless romantics out there: those of us who may have been beaten down by the harshness of reality at times, but still hold onto a faint sparkle of hope that we will one day find everlasting love in a soulmate. The delicate combination of romance and fantasy was written beautifully, and the three themes that made this story so successful (as well as appealing to me) were: Some parts you wish are true, some parts you hope are true, and some parts are true. I believe that Edward serves as a role model for men everywhere, and Twilight can be thought of as a self-improvement book in a way. Getting to know Edward helps you realize that when you find that special person, you respect them, protect them, and love them, forever.”
Favorite Twilight book: Eclipse
Favorite Twilight quote:
“Before you, Bella, my life was like a moonless night. Very dark, but there were stars—points of light and reason… And then you shot across my sky like a meteor. Suddenly everything was on fire; there was brilliancy, there was beauty. When you were gone, when the meteor had fallen over the horizon, everything went black. Nothing had changed, but my eyes were blinded by the light. I couldn’t see the stars anymore. And there was no more reason for anything.”