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Hello! I’m Jaina, author and lover of words.
I have been writing for as long as I have known how to hold a pencil. My first story was about a little girl who ran away from home, and lived in a hollow tree.
Since then, I’ve written stories in nearly every genre in the world… some more successfully than others. So far, my best stories have been historical and fantasy, with heroines who are learning who they are and how to navigate the world. And, of course, have some great adventures!
My favorite authors run the gamut from Jane Austen (of course) and C. S. Lewis to Shannon Hale and J. K. Rowling.
The books that changed my life, aside from pretty much anything by those authors, include the Anne of Green Gables series, Dracula, the City of God series, and pretty much all the Star Wars novels published before, oh, about 2004. (I got a little bit obsessed in my high school years.)
You’ll never believe how much time I spent avoiding my destiny as a writer. I was convinced, at various stages of my life, that I would grow up to be a medical technologist, or an astronomer, and never mind that I spent all my free time reading and writing stories.
When I did grow up I even spent a brief stint in a corporate cubicle farm, even though I’d been writing and publishing stories online since high school. Leaving that job was probably best for all involved, particularly my poor sanity.
Now I’m living the dream and writing full-time, which means I have the luxury of spending my days in whatever imaginary world I prefer, and when I get lost in someone else’s book I get to call it “research.” I can’t be more grateful that I have this opportunity!
When I’m not writing, or reading, I can usually be found playing way too many video games, drinking way too much tea, or exploring some corner of my new Washington home. If I’m lucky, I can convince my husband and one of my dogs to join me as I wander… but the cat prefers to stay at home.