Kat Jaske

Biography

Bonjour. I’m Kat Jaske.
Las Vegas resident––well
more precisely Henderson,
Nevada, which is right next
door
• Runner – Helped my crosscountry
team win state championship
Ohio state championship (5-K race). I’m
even more proud of the next year when
our team placed fourth, but I ran a
personal best State Course time of a little
over 19 and a half minutes.
• Fencer – Yes, with swords, especially
sabers. You know, the musketeer thing.
Or Zorro.
• Singer
• Active in church
• Love my black cat, Minnesota
• Writer – Historical fiction, science fiction,
fantasy, poems, articles, all sorts of items
for students and parents

Many of my ideas for writing or teaching come to me when I am running. Unfortunately, I can’t carry a journal with me, so I have to wait until I finish, walk in the door, and then grab a pencil and paper, or a computer, and put them down. I have always loved reading and writing, voraciously. Mom’s favorite story is about the time she had to punish me for something (which I am probably innocent of doing) by saying, “No reading. Do not go to your room. Sit here and watch TV.” I hated TV.

Writing takes passion (a love of words in my opinion) and when you have that passion, it permeates everything. Word scrambles and other word games and puzzles and other thinking games are “cool”.

I graduated from Wake Forest University in Winston Salem, N.C. in three and a half years with a double major in English and Psychology. After working two years and saving every penny I could, I headed to France and spent two years studying there. Then returned to the U.S. to work a couple years before attending UNLV where I finished my Masters of Education and teaching certificate.

Now I spend time teaching my students the finer points of the French language and culture, and encouraging them to read and write.

Where to find Kat Jaske online


Where to buy in print


Books

Righting Time
By Kat Jaske
Series: For Honor, Book 3. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 134,690. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2011. Category: Fiction
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
The three dashed-only sparing a moment to grab one final parcel-into the time chamber and Jala pressed several buttons. The trio vanished. They might never have existed—just as the control room no longer existed and never would unless they set time right. Time may be resilient, but the main timeline could not stand up to such massive tinkering as this Konrad, yanked from the past, had launched.
Rea and Kip: Part 1 of The River Runs Through
By Kat Jaske
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,050. Language: English. Published: September 14, 2010. Category: Fiction
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Feel the excitement of a new college, friends and sports through the emotions of college students Kip and Rea. Friends, then not friends. Joy and deep sadness. Learning to trust and know real friendship. Why is it so hard to seize that moment when a best friend becomes more than that? A story of misunderstanding and pride, friendship and love, relationships, written in a musical prose poem style.
Gambit For Love of a Queen
By Kat Jaske
Series: For Honor, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 182,400. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2010. Category: Fiction
0.75 star(4.67 from 3 reviews)
King Louis XIII is a weak leader with no love for his wife Queen Anne. Power, saving face, and honor are paramount, always. Laurel — the secret leader of France's spy network — has absolutely no doubt that he would plunge France into another devastating war if he learns Anne has been kidnapped. Join the musketeers and Laurel and find the queen. God may save the queen, but who saves the heroes?
For Honor: An Adventure of What Might Have Been
By Kat Jaske
Series: For Honor, Book 1. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 118,450. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2009. Category: Fiction
(5.00 from 5 reviews)
Escape to the intrigue and adventure of 1638 France where the musketeers uncover an insidious plot to overthrow King Louis XIII and divide the country. Fight with the musketeers; ride with them and find the spies. Try to stay alive, and just accept that Lady Laurel's fencing skills are needed. She's good, surprisingly good—-and beautiful. Enter a battle where honor is more valued than life.

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