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"The following are my favourite quotes; "When this question comes up... and it will... 'When are you going to get a real job?' Just say 'My job is not readching my deathbed with regrets about dreams I was too scared to pursue. You should look into it.' That generally shuts people right up." - Stephen King on people questioning writers on their choice of career. "It is never too late to be what you might have been." - George Elliot."

Hiya I'm Jaleesa,

I'm not too sure what I write on here as I'm new to all of this but I'll just give it a go :-)

I've been writing since I was 8. I completed my first book in my trilogy at the age of 12 and went over it again when I was about 14 years old.

When I turned 15 I decided to write the second and went back over it just after turning 16.

I told a few friends about it as at my school it was seen as 'geeky' to spend your time writing and reading. Soon one of my friends spoke to our music teacher who took an interest and asked to read it. I allowed her thinking it wouldn't go any further. She asked if she could show it to an English teacher who had a few poems published, so I agreed.

They began to encourage me to see if I could get it published. My family soon found out and started supporting and encouraging me as well which was really good for me and gave me the strength to try to have my first book published.

I was rejected three times and am now with authorhouse, my first book is currently in the stages of publication.

I'm writing the third in the trilogy at the moment which I am really enjoying.

I'm hoping to get a few short stories up soon and see how things go. Some of the short stories I wrote when I was 10 years old etc I will post on here as well and I'll put what age I was when I wrote them so that you know.

At the moment I don't write short stories as I'm quite preoccupied with my trilogy, but I'll do my best as this site does seem really good for a first time writer :-) My publishing advisor suggested I join a good writing site in order to meet people who enjoy writing and reading also. I will ask her if I should put maybe the prologue from my first book etc on here, I would really love to share it with you.

I hope you enjoy any stories I post and I look forward to reading others.

I enjoy writing magical books and in the third person, but will experiment with other kinds of writing as well.

I love to read and have too many favourite authors to name but I'd have to say Nora Roberts is one of the top ones.

Enjoy and thanks for taking the time to read any stories I post


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