Jade Ulani


Jade Ulani is an award-winning singer/songwriter and up-and-coming artist and writer from Tasmania. Usually writing in styles that conform to folk tradition, she remains influenced by an eclectic taste in music. She is currently studying a Bachelor of Arts with Integrated Honours while continuing her work as a songwriter, artist and writer. She wishes to translate the poetry of life with all of its beauty, insight, humour, longing and hardship and has a keen interest in improvisation and story-telling. She has released her debut EP titled, 'The Eye of the Day' which was recorded by the lovely Aria Award winner, Monique Brumby and Mastered by Angus Davidson which is available to purchase. Jade Ulani's creativity has been a form of refuge for her years of struggling with chronic pain and illness. She has had two online exhibitions for her art in which over seventy pieces were sent around to grateful receivers as gifts to those who like the drawings and paintings. It was a way of giving back to the community while fortunate enough to be supported by a DSP. Her first paid exhibition was held in Rubie's Cafe, Melbourne which was a success and lead to selling her art in a fundraiser campaign to help a man who was homeless reunite with his home and family which to her great delight, exceeded its fundraising target in the first few hours. ​

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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