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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…

My best writing is done in great atmospheres…

"For, like all great artists, he was easily impressed by his surroundings..." (Doctor Watson, from Sherlock Holmes, by Arthur Conan Doyle) After writing three books, and working hard to polish off the next one in the series (The Change Series), I can honestly say that the quote from Arthur Conans Doyle's Sherlock Holmes collection is…

Last chance to WIN a YA Fiction Trilogy Set! (Make your Christmas read 3 x times as special!)

Want to win a personally signed, first edition copy of an award winning trilogy? Course you do! So what do you have to do? Simply visit my Facebook Page  (https://www.facebook.com/JacintaJadeAuthor/) and post a comment in the competition post at the top of my page to tell me whether your favourite book character fights for: love?…

2018 YA Fiction Book Award Semi-finalist…Aussie author hopes for win!

This year has been super exciting as my book nomination has moved from the slush pile of nominees, to the long list, and now on to the semi-finalist list for the 2018 Dante Rossetti Book Awards for Young Adult Fiction! What is this award, you ask? Brief spiel below, with a picture of a person…

Christmas Competition Special! Win a copy of The Change Series trilogy!

So I wanted to do something special as a giveaway in the lead-up to Christmas this year to celebrate having three YA fantasy books out in the world. And I thought, what better way then to give away a complete and personally signed set of my trilogy to one lucky reader for Christmas? Yeah, I…

Snatch up a great book deal! The Change Series Volume 1 (Books 1-3) on sale!

Considering I started out thinking I would just write one book, to now be posting this article about the opportunity for readers to grab the first three books in my series at a discount price is something that still amazes me! But here it is! Books 1 to 3 in my YA Fiction epic tale,…