Growing up in Ontario, Canada MJ was the only child of a single mom. Her passion for the arts ignited at a young age as she wrote adventure stories and read them aloud to close family and friends. The dramatic arts became a focus in high school as an aid to understanding character motivation in her writing. Majoring in Theatre Production in University with a minor in English, she went on to teach both elementary and high school for 10 years throughout Simcoe County.
MJ currently lives with her husband and young son in Caledon, Ontario. She is keeping busy these days running a website to help new and emerging authors that host writing contests and provides avenues for author platform building. MJ also continues to edit and write freelance as she awaits the publication of her first science fiction novel The Chronicles of Xannia: Time’s Tempest in the fall of 2014.
Dive into the world of Xannia, a planet belonging to a trinary star system in the Dia Quadrant. Explore the characters of the novel Time's Tempest in these 4 prequel short stories. Discover what life was like for Taya, Zaith, and Dezmind before learning of the fate of their world. Chapters Include: The Gauntlet; A Probationary Effect; The Platinum Hall Debacle; Uncovering Truths & BONUS Prologue.
Now that Dezmind knows the truth about his past, he’s breached the Talian Compound in search of the key to his future. Dealing with the common citizens of Xannia’s largest city, Darzeth Prime, makes his search for the lost child difficult at best, impossible at worst. How much is he willing to risk to fulfil his destiny?
A Contractor with the CTF demands a certain level of professionalism and respect. Taya’s newest employer doesn’t see a Contractor standing before him - he sees what he wants to: a little girl who isn’t worth his time. With a tight deadline for erecting the outdoor concert stage, Taya challenges a growing prejudice as she risks her life and her livelihood.
Taya is finally released from her probationary status as a Contractor and can't wait to dig into a more challenging assignment. However, the covert nature of this particular work has her second-guessing her new boss's ethics and the validity of the contract. Will Taya be complicit in a crime and risk losing everything she's trained for?
As Taya struggles to prove her abilities both mentally and physically in a prestigious government-run school, she needs to find a way to balance her goals with her instructors' expectations and deal with other students. Learn about what happens behind the closed doors of the CTF and whether Taya will master her compulsions or be mastered by her insecurities.
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