J. B. Chicoine

Biography

J. B. Chicoine was born on Long Island, New York, and grew up in Amityville during the 1960s and 70s. She has lived in New Hampshire, Kansas City and Michigan. She enjoys setting her stories in New England.

She has been writing stories since she was a girl, but didn't complete a novel until she was nearly thirty. Since then, she has completed four more novels; UNCHARTED: Story for a Shipwright, SPILLED COFFEE, PORTRAIT OF A GIRL RUNNING and its sequel PORTRAIT OF A PROTEGE.

J. B. Chicoine's novels are character driven, (though she does love a plot twist). As a watercolor artist, people are one of her favorite subjects. She says that developing a character is so much like painting a portrait--adding layers as she goes--creating depth.

She also enjoys designing covers and binding her novels. She blogs about her painting and writing, and also has a Website--www.JBChicoine.com. When she's not writing or painting, she enjoys volunteer work, baking crusty breads and working of various projects with her husband. Please feel free to contact her--she loves interacting with her readers.

Where to find J. B. Chicoine online


Books

Blind Stitches
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 90,770. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Seamstress Juliet has been finishing a client’s wedding dress when father of the bride dies unexpectedly before the wedding. Mother of the bride asks Juliet to hem her blind son Nikolai’s trousers for the funeral. Juliet and Nikolai embark on a psychological journey into family dysfunction and repressed memories surrounding his mother’s defection from the Soviet Union twenty years earlier.
Portrait of a Protégé
Series: Portraits, sequel to Girl Running. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 91,680. Language: English. Published: October 13, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » General, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Four years after the close of Portrait of a Girl Running, Leila is twenty-two and living in New Hampshire. A repeating cycle of grief twists and morphs into unexpected and powerful emotions. Leila must finally confront her fears and learn to let go while navigating the field of psychology, playing in the backyard of big-money art, and taming her unruly heart.
Portrait of a Girl Running
Series: Portraits, Book 1. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 92,360. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Drama, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
All Leila wants is to get through her senior year at her new high school without drawing undue attention. Three teachers make that impossible—the handsome track coach, her math teacher from hell, and a jealous gym instructor. Compromising situations, accusations of misconduct, and judicial hearings put Leila’s autonomy and even her dignity at risk, unless she learns to trust an unlikely ally.
Uncharted: Story for a Shipwright
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 95,490. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
When a peculiar young woman shows up at the Wesley House Bed and Breakfast with far-fetched tales of shipwrecks and survival, shipwright Sam Wesley isn’t sure if Marlena is incredibly imaginative or just plain delusional. Her strangeness is a fresh breeze in his stagnant life, but the competition for her heart is fierce, while Sam’s own tumultuous past jeopardizes his only chance at happiness.
Spilled Coffee
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 88,680. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Fiction » Literature » Literary
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Benjamin Hughes is on a mission. He has just bought back the New Hampshire lake cottage his family lost eighteen summers ago, in 1969, just before he turned fourteen. For the next 24 hours, he has committed himself to relive the summer when his life blew apart.

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