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Bonjour. I’m Kat Jaske.
Las Vegas resident––well
more precisely Henderson,
Nevada, which is right next
• 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.
• 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.
on March 06, 2011 :
If you want to read a truly memorable story, then read "Rea and Kip." At times, you may remember your own youthful experience and the highs and lows of your emotions as you developed deep feelings for another. The story-telling flows in a poetic format that makes you want to keep reading until the end. This is a relatively short read that can be completed within a hour. Your emotions will run high as you read on and at times may bring tears to your eyes. I can guarantee that you will remember the story. I highly recommend it. At the price, it is truly a bargain. Enjoy the story of love on a college campus as only a truly gifted writer can present it.
(reviewed long after purchase)
on Jan. 21, 2011 :
What a versatile author. This story is totally different from the For Honor and Gambit by Kat Jaske, which I loved. Yet, I really got into this story and found myself again understanding just how college students feel and the experiences they go through. Rea goes off to a small college and at first feels alone and left out, until she meets Kip and a few other people. At first, he is a friend, then a best friend, and then what?? It’s written in a musical, story-telling format so it sounds like you are just sitting there and grandpa is telling you the story. It’s a quick read, but you finish it with your emotions on high and the thought that, yes, college is just like that. Great story-telling.
I liked this excerpt: "Solace and pity, you need no more of, dear sir
‘tis not your heart Kaira did sunder. Rather
it was your self-confidence and pride."
Thus it was to be kind she was cruel some
and to that maybe there is truth.
(reviewed long after purchase)