Jenna Elizabeth Johnson

Biography

Jenna Elizabeth Johnson grew up and still resides on the Central Coast of California, the place that has become the inspiration for the setting for many of her books.

Miss Johnson has a degree in Art Practice with an emphasis in Celtic Studies from the University of California at Berkeley. She now draws much of her insight from the myths and legends of ancient Ireland to help set the theme for her books.

Besides writing and drawing, Miss Johnson enjoys reading, gardening, camping and hiking. In her free time she also practices the art of long sword combat and traditional archery.

Smashwords Interview

How do you approach cover design?
Currently, I do all of my own cover design. With the covers for my Oescienne books, I try to capture the main characters or a scene from the story. With the Otherworld books, I wanted something, well, a little more Otherworldly. I enjoy abstract art, so I started taking pictures of objects in my yard that one doesn't normally focus a camera on, then began to manipulate them in Photoshop. I ended up with some strange, yet beautiful, abstracts that gave off an Otherworldly feel. I've kept with that method for all of my Otherworld novels, and will continue with the illustrations for my Oescienne books to keep everything looking the same. For future series, there are a few cover artists I'd like to work with.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I started out with a Kindle, which I still enjoy, but at the moment I prefer my iPhone. I think reading on the iPhone (the Kindle app) is most convenient. Whenever I'm waiting in line somewhere or delayed for some reason, I can just pull out my phone. It is easier to carry it around than my Kindle.
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Books

The Legend of Oescienne - The Awakening (Book Three)
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Series: Oescienne, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 159,810. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2014. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Growing up is never easy, but for Jahrra, seventeen years has brought its own unique share of hardships. She’s made both friends and enemies; has felt both joy and sorrow. Yet she has persevered through it all and has finally learned to know and accept who she is. Unfortunately, her trials and tribulations are only just beginning . . .
Lorehnin - A Novel of the Otherworld
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Series: Otherworld, Book 7. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 103,420. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Robyn Dunbarre has a plan. It may not be the perfect plan, but it is a good one nonetheless. Two years out of high school, and at the start of her sophomore year in college, Robyn is working her way toward a business degree with the hopes of someday managing the Green Tea Leaf, a local café in the bustling town of San Luis Obispo. What Robyn hadn’t planned on, however, was getting caught up in
Ghalien - A Novel of the Otherworld
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Series: Otherworld, Book 5. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 71,610. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Caedehn MacRoich was sent to the mortal world for one purpose: to hunt the Morrigan's renegade faelah. But he never anticipated stumbling upon Meghan Elam, a young woman from his own realm, nor did he expect to fall in love with her. Fate, however, had other plans for Cade and when he broke his own geis to keep Meghan safe, the Morrigan demanded retribution for his disobedience.
The Otherworld Trilogy - Omnibus Edition
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Series: Otherworld, Book 6. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 284,360. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2013. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
This Omnibus Edition includes the entire Otherworld Trilogy, as well as a commentary from the author, an interview with the main characters, a map of Eile, and a short story from the author's other series, The Legend of Oescienne. Books in the Otherworld Trilogy: Faelorehn - Book One Dolmarehn - Book Two Luathara - Book Three
Luathara - Book Three of the Otherworld Trilogy
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Series: Otherworld, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 124,530. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
(5.00 from 1 review)
Meghan Elam knows that she belongs in the Otherworld, but she doesn't know if she's quite ready to take that leap. With Cade on the mend and her mortal family aware of their daughter's true identity, everything seems lined up for her to make a smooth transition into her new life. Unfortunately, Meghan has a mortal enemy, an angry goddess who has not yet given up on her chance for revenge.
Ehriad - A Novella of the Otherworld
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Series: Otherworld, Book 4. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 29,600. Language: English. Published: September 24, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
(5.00 from 1 review)
From the author of the Otherworld Trilogy . . . Three scenes from Faelorehn, told from Cade’s point of view. Cade MacRoich is Ehríad, a faelah bounty hunter. When he is compelled to deal with a collection of particularly nasty monsters in the mortal world, he stumbles upon a stream of Faelorehn magic that leads him to something astonishing.
Dolmarehn - Book Two of the Otherworld Trilogy
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Series: Otherworld, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 84,370. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
(4.00 from 3 reviews)
A year ago, Meghan Elam learned that she was Faelorehn, a being of the Otherworld. Immortal. Now she must juggle her life in the mortal world with the one she has started to build in the Otherworld. But keeping her identity secret from her friends and family while trying to avoid a wrathful Celtic goddess is no easy task. Luckily, she has the intriguing Cade MacRoich to help her along the way.
Faelorehn - Book One of the Otherworld Trilogy
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Series: Otherworld, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 71,030. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
(3.74 from 27 reviews)
Meghan Elam has been strange her entire life: her eyes have this odd habit of changing color and she sees and hears things no one else does. When the visions and voices in her head start to get worse, she is convinced that her parents will want to drag her off to another psychiatrist. That is, until the mysterious Cade MacRoich shows up out of nowhere with an explanation of his own.
Tales of Oescienne
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Series: Oescienne, Book 5. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 28,340. Language: English. Published: March 23, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Three short stories from the world of Ethoes . . . Conquer the Castle: Jahrra takes on her classmates in a challenging game of capture the flag. The Spirit Stone Ring: The Mystic Archedenaeh seeks the answers to a rumor, and finds only memories. Fire and Ice: The dragon Jaax is injured when facing off a daunting enemy, but the mishap leads to a lesson in pride and honor instead.
Conquer the Castle - A Legend of Oescienne Short Story
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Series: Oescienne, Book 4. Price: Free! Words: 10,960. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Jahrra and her friends are about to embark upon a very important mission: to steal the flag of their nemesis, Eydeth, in a city-wide game of Conquer the Castle. Will they be able to outwit and out-maneuver their other classmates in order to win the grand prize, a day off from school? Conquer the Castle is an adventurous, and sometimes humorous, short story from the world of Oescienne.
The Legend of Oescienne - The Beginning (Book Two)
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Series: Oescienne, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 140,900. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Twelve years have passed since Jahrra arrived in Oescienne and became the responsibility of the old Korli dragon Hroombra; yet much can happen in twelve years. So far, Jahrra's life has been filled with adventure, danger, friendship and even loss. Despite what she has learned in school and what she has learned from life, she has no idea that she is, in fact, human . . .
The Legend of Oescienne - The Finding (Book One)
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Series: Oescienne, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 122,620. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2011. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
When the dragon Jaax receives word that a human infant has been found in the province of Oescienne, he doesn't believe it. Humans have been extinct for centuries, trapped by a terrible curse and left to live out their existence in the form of dragons. Jaax assumes responsibility for the baby girl only to discover that what he has been seeking for so many years has finally been found . . .

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  • Dark Currents (The Emperor's Edge Book 2) on Nov. 21, 2011

    Finally, the sequel to 'Emperor's Edge'! And this one is as good as, if not better, than the first. Amaranthe and her gang have stumbled upon a new dilemma facing the empire: someone is poisoning the city's water supply. Of course, Amaranthe and her team don't hesitate to take up the challenge, and naturally, mayhem and adventure ensue. I'll not go into detail (that would spoil the story), but if you've read any of Buroker's other books, you will not be disappointed with this one. Okay, you might be disappointed that it ends and there isn't a third book ready and waiting in the wings . . . In this installment, we get to spend a little more time with Books and get to see his perspective on being a member of this unlikely group. Maldynado is as ridiculous and charming as ever (making me laugh out loud on several occasions). Akstyr and Basilard help glue the team together with Akstyr's typical teen surliness and Basilard's calm support (though I do hope to learn more about them in future books). As for Sicarius, we finally get to learn some more of his secrets, and he even learns to tease Amaranthe, in a very Sicarius-like way of course. All in all, another chapter in a story I can't get enough of. The character driven plot is well developed, the dialogue witty and engaging, and the action and adventure is non-stop. Eagerly awaiting what Miss Buroker has planned next; hopefully I won't have to wait too long!
  • Hunted (The Flash Gold Chronicles, #2) on Nov. 21, 2011

    Once again, Miss Buroker produces an entertaining tale of adventure and danger in her sequel to 'Flash Gold'. Kali has managed to set up another shop with her new partner, Cedar, and things seem relatively calm for them until Kali's old beau shows up with a business proposition and Cedar gets wind of his long-time nemesis being in town. Of course, mayhem and chaos ensue and the two of them soon become caught up in a deadly situation. I think one of my favorite aspects of this series is how the characters find their way out of tight situations: not with mere brute force (which Cedar could get away with considering his excellent marksmanship), but by also thinking things through and using the laws of physics to outmaneuver their enemies when all odds seem to be stacked against them. I was also happy with the further development of Kali and Cedar's relationship in this book, as well as their growth as individuals. The reader is shown a brief glimpse into their pasts and we finally get to learn Cedar's real name. Also, the arrival of a new threat, an old business partner of Kali's father and her own intriguig inventions, helps set up a new challenge for Kali and Cedar they'll have to face in (hopefully) future books. In conclusion, the character development, once again, is up to my strict standards; the action is, if not constantly present, always looming in the background waiting to thwart our heroes; we get another fun invention or two from Kali (I especially like the spud gun at the end); and the reader is introduced to another formidable enemy who may or may not have survived the battle at the end of the book. A very entertaining read indeed! My only question is: how long will we have to wait for 'Flash Gold' book three?
  • The Emperor's Edge (a high fantasy mystery in an era of steam) on Dec. 10, 2011

    Having finished The Emperor's Edge, I have to say I'm extremely pleased with my purchase. The book itself is well-written; the author using a varied vocabulary with a dash of humor nestled amongst the dialogue. The characters, in my opinion, are wonderful. Amaranthe, the main female protagonist, is a very strong lead and comes off as a genuine, able leader. Her companions, all male of varying ages and `occupations', are very likeable as well and the diverse relationships between all of them grow throughout the book. I won't give a synopsis, since that is provided in the book description, but I'm much impressed with the author's style and the world she has created. Miss Buroker has managed to interlace a fast-paced and well executed plot while creating a cast of characters that, while sporting their handful of faults, bring along a list of assets and virtues as well. I can't wait for the sequel to come out, and I'll be sure to check out her other books while I'm waiting.
  • The Assassin's Curse on Jan. 17, 2012

    Aaaah, there is nothing better than getting a Lindsay Buroker short to appease one's appetite while waiting for the next EE novel to come out . . . And this one doesn't disappoint! In Assassin's Curse, while Amaranthe and Sicarius are out training, evidence of trouble suddenly arises. And Amaranthe, being a magnet for trouble (and eager to cut training with Sicarius a bit short, of course), eagerly insists they check it out. What follows is a haunting mini-adventure involving an ancient curse, some dangerous machinery and a late night swim. If you are a fan of Lindsay's other books, you will definitely appreciate this newest addition - and we even get a tidbit of information on Sicarius' past . . . ;) Thanks again Lindsay and I cannot wait for the next book!