Jaye Em Edgecliff

Biography

I’m not including a picture for the foreseeable future because I don’t tend to consider myself terribly photogenic. I’ll be sticking with the fairy, for now.

Hi, I’m Jaye Edgecliff. I write teen romantic fiction. I live with my wonderful wife, our two very strange cats, and a hyperactive black-mouth cur. So, yeah, I’m a lesbian if you’ve a problem with that, I suspect you won’t like my books very much, but I hope you’ll try them anyway … you might learn something. I’m also a transsexual woman; not that it’s anything that ought to matter unless you and I are planning to get a bit sensual together, but I’ve come to realise that visibility and representation matter; maybe there’s a trans* kid out there who needs someone, anyone, to look to in order to believe that things can get better (believe me sweetie, they can if you do what you can to make it so).

That’s it. There’s not much else to say about me. Army brat Arkansan living in Georgia who grew up largely in Hawaii, Texas and Arkansas. I’m a college drop out who is a student of history (the specialty commonly referred to as Classical Studies … I love ancient Greek & Rome and used to be pretty good at Latin).

I hope you weren’t expecting much. I’m not into exciting sport, like rock climbing or surfing. I wasn’t on any teams in school. Hawaii is the most exotic place I’ve been (it is quite lovely, and a very different culture from the mainland, but I’m not sure how much I’m able to think of it as exotic), though I have seen wild dolphins and eaten sea urchin eggs from a sea urchin that had only been pulled out of the ocean less than a minute prior … and played tug of war with a wild octopus; that was a bit different. My hobbies are pretty geeky, I love to go to Marvel movies and Dreamworks productions, I love Michael Bay and J J Abrams films. I’m shy, quiet, and an odd mix of tomboy & girly – I suppose in that respect I’m a little like Salencia, but I’ve generally got better manners than her.

Maybe I ought to ask: What do people like to know about authors, anyway?

Politics? I’m in favour of anything that helps people, and couldn’t care less about helping the rich or the corporations … simply put, I’m a big fan of Bernie Sanders (I-VT). But you can kind of see that if you follow my Facebook or Twitter.

Race? Mixed, though mostly German ancestry so I’m fairly pale, but enough Cherokee that I’m darker than most people with my shade of red hair.

GCS? Why madam! We’ve not even been introduced! Let’s, at least, go somewhere to talk over some wine (white or blush only, I’m allergic to red) or coffee and get to know one another, first. As for the gents … sorry hons, not really that interested so you’ve no reason to find out.

Favourite football team? Whichever is wearing the most eye catching colours at the world cup, it’s the only time I watch the sport.

Oh, you mean American football? Whichever has the prettier cheerleaders ;) Seriously, I hate American football and won’t look at it at all.

What do I read? Anything with really great characters, mostly. I favour SF/F, but I’ve read stories in multiple genres and enjoyed them so long as the characters were enjoyable. Which I define as having a good sense of humour, and feeling like they could be real people whom I could end up meeting and having a pint of Guinness with. This means a good number of Heinlein’s stories, Spider Robinson‘s, Ed Greenwood and Dennis McKeirnan, Elaine Cunningham. I like The Hobbit, but not Lord of the Rings; I found the Peter Jackson movies of the latter enjoyable, but started shouting epitaphs at the screen (iPad or computer, not in the cinema) at the previews for his treatment of the former.

Zodiac sign? 8 July 1981, so Cancer, but I don’t read my horoscope so you needn’t do one for me thank you.

Smashwords Interview

What are you working on next?
Editing the second book of my Now & Forever series, trying to get to work on writing the 3rd book of it, and I've got this teen paranormal adventure/romance thing called Færie Patrol I'm thinking about writing.
Who are your favorite authors?
Oh, lots of them.
Off-hand, I'd have to say Spider Robinson, Robert Heinlein, Ed Greenwood, Elaine Cunningham, Seanan McGuire, J K Rowling, Lewis Carroll, Edgar Rice Burroughs, L Frank Baum, A A Milne, and Robert Louis Stevenson.
Read more of this interview.

Where to find Jaye Em Edgecliff online


Where to buy in print


Books

Ready or Not
Series: Now & Forever, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 111,090. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: July 26, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian
The story of Lauren and Salencia’s love continues in this second book in the Now & Forever series.
Love or Lust
Series: Now & Forever, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 131,990. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Gay & Lesbian
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The first book in the Now & Forever series: A sweet, slice-of-life, girl-meets-girl, romantic comedy about two young high schoolers who fall in love at first sight.

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