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Jacquotte was an avid reader as a child. Her favorite books were Tolkien's Hobbit and Lord of the Rings trilogy, which she finished at the age of eight. As a teenager, she created adventure stories for high fantasy role-playing games.
She was a high school spelling champion and took a few writing classes in college, but she didn't write real fiction until joining an online group in her early 30s. She learned oodles in the group, honed her skills, wrote countless critiques, and won a few contests.
Jacquotte was particularly influenced by Jack Bickham, a brilliant American professor and writer of westerns (The 38 Most Common Fiction Writing Mistakes , Scene & Structure: How to construct fiction with scene-by-scene flow, logic and readability ).
She went on to publish nine short stories in the genres of horror and erotic: five in various paying publications and four self-published. She then took 15 years to write her five epic novels in the vein of J.R.R. Tolkien: the Down Deep trilogy and two supporting one-offs.
The novels were all written simultaneously to create the richest, most consistent experience for the reader.