Jan Goldie


I’m a working writer, creating content for websites, print media and social media. I have a BA in English literature and a Graduate Diploma in Journalism.

Interestingly, I used very few of these skills in the creation of A Mer-tale, my latest novella. Instead, I relied on my over-active imagination.

When I'm not slaving over the computer for my day job or imagining myself 30 metres beneath the waves, I'm writing short stories, picture books and novels. I have stories published in the crowd-funded collection of short horror fiction Baby Teeth: Bite-sized Tales of Terror and the Xmas storybook Twisty Christmas Tales. My YA fantasy novel Brave’s Journey was short listed for the 2014 Storylines Tom Fitzgibbon Award and will be published in 2015.

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A Mer-Tale
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 32,500. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
Land-trapped, teen mermaid Thala has the power to transform from Mer to human form, but she feels like a prisoner in her own home and longs for change. So, when visitors from a rival pod reveal a hidden agenda and plan a risky journey she dives straight in. It's not until she's faced with her family's lifelong enemy that she realises she's in deep trouble and terrifyingly unfamiliar waters.

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