Book heroes and their mental resilience.

Why do we love our book heroes? It's not because they are all gifted. It's not because they are all trained warriors or athletes. It's not because they are perfect. We love them because they show resilience in the face of adversity. Now, it may seem silly that I was thinking on this just this…

The second editions of the Change Series have been born!

Okay, so the picture and the headline might be a bit cheesy, but the photo above from a friend of mine of little Imogen timed perfectly to celebrate both the publication of the second editions of Change of Chaos, Change of Edict and Change of Darkness, so kind of had to do it :)I'm certain…

A gripping YA novel…Change of Chaos, by Jacinta Jade

To Sum It Up: ‘A gripping YA novel, superbly written with a ton of twists and turns. A FINALIST and highly recommended.’ The Wishing Shelf Book Awards Thanks to the Wishing Shelf Book Awards for their great review! It's always great to hear feedback like the above, and the more detailed feedback below, especially when…

And the Chanticleer Book award for Best in YA Fiction goes to… Change of Chaos!

Best in Category - Change of Chaos Well, its been a long but exciting four days, given that I just undertook 40 hours of travelling from Melbourne, Australia to get to Bellingham, Washington to attend the Chanticleer Book Awards, but it's been worth it. If you hadn't already guessed from the heading of this post,…

Writing fiction is an amazing experience…and an exhausting one! (Part 2)

Hopefully you’ve read Part 1 of this post, so you’ve got the feeling in your mind of how writing one fiction book can be draining. Now – what if you had to write a fiction series? Sure, you might think. I just keep progressing the story line from one book to the next. But wait…

Writing fiction is an amazing experience…and an exhausting one! (Part 1)

When you tell people that writing fiction can be both rewarding and draining, they generally seem to understand the first, then always look at you as if slightly puzzled about the second. Draining? How could writing fiction be draining, they ask. Can't you just write down whatever comes into your head? Isn’t it that easy?…

Cover reveal: Book #4 of The Change Series!

And here it is...the cover and title reveal of the fourth book in my YA fiction series which comes out later this year! I always love seeing the cover for one of my new books. It really brings it home that my readers will soon be able to continue the exciting journey of my series…

MacBook Air 2018 – The Sticking Space Bar (AKA, the bane of all writers)

Just a quick rant from a busy writer on the sticking space bar key on the MacBook Air... MacBook Air 2018 - bought  in Jan 2019. Loved it for the first two weeks (I still love it, just not the space bar key). Hated it for the next while the space bar key decided to,…

The Change Series – YA Fiction author scoops up SIXTH award nomination in first year!

Well, if you had told me a year ago when I published the first title in my YA fiction series, Change of Chaos, that I would receive four awards and nominations for another two, I probably would have laughed and thought you were being sweet! Yet this is exactly what has happened to date! (Note…