Jade is from a small town outside of Yosemite National Park. Her great love for the outdoors inspired her creative nature. Mountain guide by day and writing by night with the light of flames dancing on the walls from the nearby wood stove she entertained herself. Jade loves rock climbing and long walks on the beach near her dad's house on the Oregon Coast. She now lives in Portland Oregon with her fiancee who is also a writer and their playful calico cat Ciao. Adventures in the Pacific Northwest include hiking, biking, climbing, photo safaris and foodie bloggin on instagram.
Describe your desk
Ikea glass desk top with the word "Love" written in several languages as a design that sits on sets of black and white draws . A standing file with important papers to keep me focused on adulting chores like paying bills. Piles of weekly newspapers and business cards picked up from networking events and books of course books....my current favs are annotated versions of Jane Eyre and Alice in Wonderland. My laptop sits in the middle with a pad in front where my cat like to sprawl out to keep me company and look out the window.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in a little town outside of Yosemite National Park. It's beautiful and rural surrounded by forest. I spent most days exploring outside and inventing stories about the animals and insects I found, climbed and napped in trees, got handy at knife throwing and finding feathers. At night the TV was blaring and my family huddled around it watching sci classics as my mom cooked up a storm and my dad tended the wood stove. My mom would often write pieces of Star Trek novels and read them to me, but never finished them. I thought they were very good, but for all my urging I could never get her to submit anything. I thought that was maddening, so I vowed that if I wrote something I would finish it and find a way to get it out into the world.
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