Jade Ulani


Jade Ulani is an award winning singer/songwriter and composer and an up and coming artist and writer from the small island of Tasmania. Starting with poetry and songwriting, her creative writing skills have lead her to release her first novella, written in 2015. Creativity has been a form of refuge from her many years of struggling with her chronic physical and mental health condition that began at the age of sixteen after a traumatic event. It has been a successful therapy for her and she wishes to share it with people as a way of expressing her gratitude for all of the support that she has been given. She is studying a bachelor of creative arts at ACU in Melbourne, majoring in music and minoring in literature and art. She aims to reflect the humour, poetry, beauty, compassion, honesty, insight, quirkiness and playfulness that she observes in the world around her and endeavours to use her art to better understand the human condition. Her songs have been played on Edge Radio and Radio Adelaide.

Smashwords Interview

1. When did you first realise you wanted to be a writer?
I realised that I wanted to be a writer when I became a reader. I was seventeen and started reading authors such as Virginia Woolf, Italo Calvino, Nikos Kazantzakis, Salman Rushdie, Steinbeck and Garcia Marquez. I read voraciously for a while, even when I was walking to work, I would have an open book in my hand. It became a social event, my friends and I would read in the bath as Leonard Cohen set the mood from an old laptop or read at the local pub, comforted by the noise surrounding us. Before that I had always been interested in poetry and song writing and began making up songs when I was five.
2. How long does it take you to write a book?
I can work on the lyrics to a song for up to three years, waiting for the right word. I've also gone through phases where I have written three songs a day, to a slightly lower standard, 'laughs'. Leonard Bell, my first novella was written over the course of three months and then edited for several more.
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Where to find Jade Ulani online


Leonard Bell
You set the price! Words: 21,170. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Leonard Bell is a unique love story. Written in the genre of magic realism, it tells you the story of a man who develops a fantasy world where toys that he has made for his toyshop, come to life in his mind as a peaceful psychosis, supporting him to come to terms with the loss of his child while being cared for by his partner, Sofia Bell.

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