I'm Jacqueline Garlick. Author of YA, New Adult, and Women's Fiction. I love strong heroines, despise whiny sidekicks, and adore a good story about a triumphant underdog. I love to read, write, paint (walls and paper) and plan cool writing events for cool writers. (Check out niagarawritersretreatandconference (dot) com.) I have a love/hate relationship with chocolate, grammar, and technology. I'm a dog person, not a cat person. I prefer creating things to cleaning things, and baking to cooking. I believe laughter is a one-stop-shop solution to everything, and ELO's Mr. Blue Sky can improve even the foulest day. You will always find a purple wall (or two) in my house (perhaps even a door) and a hidden passageway that leads to a mystery room. (Okay, so you won't find a hidden passageway but a girl can dream, can't she?) Oh, and tea. There will always be tea. I love collecting special kinds of tea...and special teacups from which to drink them. (See website for collection.)
In my former life, I was a teacher. Now, I am a graduate of Ellen Hopkin's Nevada Mentoring Program, and a student of James Scott Bell, Christopher Vogler and Don Maass. An excerpt from Lumiere earned me the 2012 Don Maass Break Out Novel Intensive Scholarship. Known for my edgy, rule-breaking, Tim Burton-esque style of writing, I'm often affectionately referred to as the Quentin Tarantino of YA, among writing friends.
Lumiere-A Romantic Steampunk Fantasy-is my debut novel, Book One in my young adult The Illumination Paradox Series.
I look forward to comments and reviews from my readers, and am open to requests for skype visits and interviews! Visit me here:
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