Mary Jeddore Blakney


Mary Jeddore Blakney, known as Jae, is a freelance editor and author of two novels and dozens of short stories. Her short story "The Mammal Cage" won a statewide seasonal contest. Her first book, The Foreknowledge of Terror, came out in 2011. Her second, a science fiction novel entitled Where Empires Fear to Tread, in 2015. The Thirteenth Snare: Thirteen Stories of Kidnappings, Traps and Dead-End Situations, will be released this spring.

Inspired by writers such as Harriet Beecher Stowe and Gene Roddenberry, she often writes to bring social issues to light in a relatable way. She prefers to write her books slowly and base them on meticulous research.

The place Jae and her family call home is a log cabin in the New Hampshire woods. Abenaki cultural influence can still be seen there in values such as thrift, environmental responsibility and gender equality.

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The Thirteenth Snare
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 37,100. Language: American English. Published: May 13, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Horror » General
An inventor rides a limousine to his death.... A jealous teen faces the same horror she wished on her rival.... The lights go out while a couple searches for their small child.... A tourist is abducted by pirates.... This book contains thirteen stories of mystery, suspense and adventure, including three new releases you've never seen before.
Where Empires Fear to Tread
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 45,060. Language: American English. Published: October 31, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Military
One of the government's most promising operatives has gone rogue, and all because of a misplaced Human. To save the world, Chegg Jaigg must break the rules he’s always lived by. But even that may not be enough, as an elusive figure called Fletcher interferes nearly every time he makes a move.

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  • Behind the Ruins on Dec. 18, 2015

    This is one of those books you don't want to put down. From the opening hook to the haunting conclusion, it felt real and kept me guessing.