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Bonjour. I’m Kat Jaske.
Las Vegas resident––well
more precisely Henderson,
Nevada, which is right next
•Married to Bryant Jaske-Moser and mother of Daniel Jaske-Moser
*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 and her younger sister Abigail
• 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.