Jacqueline Brocker only realised she wanted to be a writer when her year five teacher told her she could write. Of course, she’d been making up stories in her head ever since she can remember, and has since discovered the wide gulf between what’s in her mind and what makes it to the page that can be shown to people. She hasn’t decided if her first publications mark the end of this period or the beginning.
She spent her early childhood in Jakarta, Indonesia, a more unusual experience that when questioned about she’ll respond “it was all I knew.” Her teenage years were lived in Coffs Harbour, NSW, Australia, a coastal city that prompts residents of her current home to say “…and you here why exactly?” (Google some images, you’ll understand why they ask.) She trotted down the coast to Sydney for her university years, where she studied a mix of History, Information Systems, Japanese, and dashes of English.
On graduating, and deciding that if she was plotting film scenarios during seminars rather than being entranced by the discussions themselves, she decided to concentrate on her writing while she worked in university administration, and subsequently moved to Cambridge, UK for a change in life and to concentrate more on her writing. So far, that cunning plan has worked. Whether she’ll live back in Oz remains a mystery.
Feed her tasty tomato-y pasta dishes, chocolate, and Turkish apple tea to keep her happy.
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Nearly dead from thirst and the sun, a man fled through the desert. Just when he believed he could no longer go on, he stumbled upon a deep pool in a jungle at the edge of the wasteland. The water soothed his parched throat and gave comfort to his burnt skin. Then, that which lived in the pool gave him a stranger and altogether more intimate kind of comfort. (F/M)
By Jacqueline Brocker
Published: December 29, 2012.
Alex Thorson and three fellow directors sit in the board room with their CEO, Dempsey Kincaid, for what was meant to be a simple holiday drink. When an attractive woman in fur-lined negligee, heels and a pair of elf ears arrives at the boardroom door, Alex is pleased at the tantalising turn of the evening. However, the raunchy high spirits soon take the gathering to places of strange, dark magic.
Body and Bow
Upon reading Klarissa Archer’s scathing review of their latest performance, cellist Leonard Sanderson and violinist Marco Lambrosini have very different reactions. Leonard is filled with rage. Marco invites Klarissa for drinks. Pleased that she has upset the arrogant Sanderson Klarissa accepts Marco’s offer, unaware that he has something in mind for her, Leonard, velvet ropes and the bows. M/F/M
By Jacqueline Brocker
Published: November 16, 2011.
When Anne Delahaye, captain of the pirate ship the Merriment, is lead to a chest of coins with unusual markings, she assumes that she's been cheated. But when she learns that the coins may be the key to a strange cave where desires become reality, she goes to find out for herself. What she finds there brings up memories and desires of a life she thought was gone...an M/F erotic short story.
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