Jean has been professionally writing for the last four years. Jean’s talents cross a multitude of writing medias, from short stories, to novels, to promotional and television scripts. Jean’s dedication and drive make her a strong force in the writing community, lending her time and energy to help inspire and motivate others in the genres of writing that she loves.
Jean is actively involved in mentoring our up and coming young writers through specifically designed writing competitions for students of New Zealand. (Write Off Line, Beyond…) Through the competitions, one-on-one practical advice is passed on to this next generation in hopes of creating New Zealand’s future great writers.
Jean first cut her teeth in the publishing industry with her short story “Blonde Obsession,” published in Baby Teeth (2013), and soon after went onto release her first science fiction novel.
Jean’s novels in the nomination period include:
Shifters ( Rogue House Publishing, 2014)
Ardus (Rogue House Publishing, 2015)
Jean’s short stories include:
“Blonde Obsession” Baby Teeth – Bite-Sized Tales of Terror, (Paper Road Press, 2013)
“Pride” Contact Light (Silence in the Library, 2015)
Jean is co-editor, along with Chad Dick for the anthology: Write Off Line 2015: The Earth We Knew.
With so many skills under her belt, and many more projects in the works, Jean is a great candidate for this year’s Best New Talent.