Interview with Jacinta Jade

What's the story behind your latest book?
It is the story of Siray, a young female Kaslonian, who is thrust into the middle of an emerging war. It tells how she is forced to adapt and grow, learn skills she never thought possible in order to fight to survive. It is also a story of love, coming of age, and adventure, and finding out that its usually our innate talents that can make the biggest difference. It also has a lot of fight scenes in it, because who doesn't love a female protagonist that can kick ass?
What are you working on next?
I'm working to publish the sequels to Change of Chaos, and am working on a new series as well.
What do your fans mean to you?
Fans are what makes the adventure of writing become real. Upon first publishing Change of Chaos, I had about five serious fans. These people and their love of the story I was creating was what drove me to complete it, publish, and write the second and third sequel!
That, is the power of fans.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I remember the first big novel I ever read as a young child, and its impact. It was the Chronicles of Narnia, and I remember dragging it down off the school library shelf and looking at the cover and reading on the back about how a group of kids discovered a whole new world in the back of a wardrobe.
It made me want to live in that world and I'm pretty sure I checked several wardrobes in the house after reading it...
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes...it might have been a Star Wars story.
Who are your favorite authors?
I have so many! Sarah J Maas (A Court of Thorns and Roses), Graceling (Kristin Cashore), Red Queen (Veronica Aveyard), Stephanie Myer (The Host), King Killer Chronicles (Patrick Rothfuss), Traci Harding (Ancient Future)...I could go on, really.
Published 2018-02-05.
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Books by This Author

Change of Darkness
Series: The Change. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 143,310. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2018 by MoshPit Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
Captured by the Faction, Siray and her friends are forced into a brutal training program, quickly learning the truth of their enemy’s terrible motto, only the strong survive. After losing Deson and Jorgi, they risk death by planning an escape, yet Siray’s future is forever altered as her real enemy reveals himself and his plans.
Change of Edict
Series: The Change. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 113,790. Language: English. Published: March 18, 2018 by MoshPit Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Siray and her friends survived the Faction’s devastating attack on the Resistance camp—with big losses. And now that Siray can Change into an animal form, the rare sevonix, the enemy will stop at nothing to capture her. As she flees with friends, Siray must hide her gifts from the world; a task made more dangerous as she faces even graver threats.
Change of Chaos
Series: The Change. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 145,360. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2018 by MoshPit Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Siray is about to experience the most important moment of her life, the Change ceremony, where she will transform into her chosen animal form and take her place in society. It is all she has ever wanted – to live a normal life amongst her people. But when she is forced into an emerging war, she finds that sometimes, destiny is its own master.