J. A. Ironside

Biography

Noted cheese enthusiast, J.A.Ironside (AKA Jules), masquerades by day as member of the Gloucestershire County Council library service which funnily enough has rather less to do with books than you would think. Otherwise you will find her writing or reading (or doing martial arts). Her addiction to the written word began early – Jules grew up in rural Dorset, in a house full of books – which set her up as a lifelong bibliophile. She writes across various genres, both adult and YA fiction, and it’s a rare story if there isn’t a fantastical or speculative element in there somewhere.

As a keen martial artist, Jules has studied several disciplines but is most accomplished in Goju Ryu karate which she has studied and taught for over twenty years. Her favourite things include books (obviously), slippers and surreal conversations.

Jules has had several short stories published in magazines and anthologies, as well as recorded for literature podcasts. Books 1 and 2 of her popular Unveiled series are currently available, along with novellas and short stories attached to the series. The fourth and final book – no really it is the final book – will be available in December 2017.

Jules also co-authored the sweeping epic historical 'Oath and Crown Duology' with Matthew Willis, book one of which – An Argument of Blood – is available now from Penmore Press.

Jules now lives on the edge of the Cotswold way with her boyfriend creature and a small black and white cat, both of whom share a god-complex.

To find out more and to see exclusive short stories, bonus material and future projects please check out her website at www.jaironside.com

Where to find J. A. Ironside online


Books

Amy's Academicals (Unveiled 1.9)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 39,580. Language: English. Published: December 17, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
On the shore of Lake Geneva, gathered together with other brilliant young minds, Amy is about to find out that she may have bitten off more than she can chew. Almost exactly two hundred years before, another group of young and brilliant people gathered here - in the ‘Year without a Summer’... Now that Amy is finally the heroine in her own mystery, is she strong enough to find the answers alone?
Amazing Grace - An Unveiled Novella (1.5)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,870. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Paranormal
After what happened in Arncliffe, Grace is faking it. The only person she isn't fooling is herself. When supernatural forces once again rise and threaten to take the person most important to her, Grace must find the courage to admit the truth...
Girls' Night In - an Unveiled Short Story (1.3)
Price: Free! Words: 6,870. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Paranormal
"I can't believe that I am trying to convince you two, that there's something wrong!" Things have been quiet for Emlynn and her sisters. She is becoming skilled at using her affinity for the Dead as a force for good. Grace lands a job house sitting for a neighbour. When weird things start to happen, Emlynn agrees to help and gets more than she bargained for on a hallowe'en night of true terror.
A Seeming Glass: a Collection of Reflected Tales
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 62,750. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
Fourteen tales of darkness and light, laughter and sorrow, forgiveness, cruelty and redemption, based on popular myths, legends and fairy tales. A collection that will leave you wrung out and wanting more. Not for the faint hearted...

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