Jessica Chambers


Born and grew up in Cornwall but later moved to the south of France with her family. Writes during her free time, and is studying to be a robotics engineer.

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I lived in rural Cornwall, in the Southwest of England until I was eleven, but in 2006 we sold our house, bought a campervan and made the move to France with no idea what to expect on the other side. My sister and I were home-educated at this time for about 6 months, which mainly meant that we visited loads of museums and National Trust buildings.
While we were moving, things could get stressful, life was pretty unpredictable at times, plus we had to go to school in a whole new language. I liked to escape reality. I started off with doodles and cartoons about a time-traveller called Lisa from the year 5012, then I made another about my childhood toys called "Bacchus and Zulu".
My dad, (being a little bit of a nerd...) introduced me to the wonderful genres of science-fiction and fantasy. One of my favourite authors was and remains Douglas Adams.
I don't think my childhood has had much of an influence on what I write, but it gave me the chance to develop my imagination. The stories I write usually have very little to do with my life as it is lived, bar a few minor details that are usually unimportant to the story line: the easiest person to imagine in a story is usually yourself.
When did you first start writing?
I only started writing seriously when I was 17 (2012), but before then I was (and still am) an avid cartoonist.
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Where to find Jessica Chambers online

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A documentary about Jessica Chambers
My friend at high school made a documentary about me and my book, "If I had a hammer".

Conference on Vikings
My conference on Vikings and literature from the 8th December 2014 to a non-English-speaking audience.


Ragnarok n'Roll (sample)
Series: The Hammer Collection, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 8,090. Language: British English. Published: February 22, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure
As the end of the world approaches because Loki got dumped, Asgard must prepare itself for the very worst. (The book is as yet unfinished, this is a teaser)
If I Had A Hammer
Series: The Hammer Collection, Book 1. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 54,310. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Freyja, a seventeen-year-old with danish heritage starts a new school, where she meets the socially awkward and reclusive Donar; another student of Scandinavian origin. The two become good friends, and end up falling in love. However, Donar has a secret which will lead both of them to find out more about themselves.

Jessica Chambers' tag cloud

apocalypse    asgard    disaster    fantasy    freya    freyja    frigg    heimdall    hel    if i had a hammer    loki    love    norse mythology    odin    raganrok    romance    thor    vikings    vikings norsemen iceland    young adult