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Jen Crane

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Though she grew up on a working cattle ranch, it's fantasy and sci-fi that shine Jen Crane's saddle.

Her newest novel, Sunscorched, won a Rosemary award for excellence in young adult fiction.

Jen has a master’s degree and solid work histories in government and non-profit administration. But just in the nick of time she pronounced life too real for nonfiction. She now creates endearing characters and alternate realms filled with adventure, magic, and love.

Jen is happily living out her dream in The South with her family and too many pets.


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Jen Crane I’m working on something a little different right now. If all goes as planned, *fingers crossed* the next book I release will be Tupelo & Magnolia: A …moreI’m working on something a little different right now. If all goes as planned, *fingers crossed* the next book I release will be Tupelo & Magnolia: A Story of Wanderlust and Love. I am so excited about Tupe & Maggie, which is a Southern Gothic twist on An Affair to Remember. While the Descended of Dragons series is fantasy romance, I think readers of all genres will love this story. I certainly do. (less)
Jen Crane My advice for aspiring writers is to read everything you can get your hands on. Learn the genre(s) you love, learn the business, learn about marketing…moreMy advice for aspiring writers is to read everything you can get your hands on. Learn the genre(s) you love, learn the business, learn about marketing.

The most important piece of advice, though, may be that aspiring writers should just go for it! Go ahead; take that first step. The first chapter of my books always suck. Absolute crap. But, writing is also about revision (OMG is it!), and what's important is that a writer...writes.

To aspiring writers I say put words on a screen and begin your story. If you have to take out the first chapter (or three) later, so be it. That rough beginning is a means to an end, and it's necessary--at least for me. But if a writer never starts....they'll certainly never finish.

And when an aspiring writer isn't writing, they should be joining a local writers group, reading up about the publishing industry, and about self-promotion. Takes a WHOLE lotta that.(less)
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Something New

PictureI threw this together for fun. It is not the actual cover. So, I've been working on something new. I'm very nearly finished with it.
It's different-- hunted becomes the hunter in a gritty Southern folktale. 

Readers are asking about Book 3 in the Subterranean Series, but I couldn't get this book out of my head. I had to write it before stepping back into the Sunschorched world.

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“I could not recall the last time I had been so flagrantly insulted.

Don't make enemies, I told myself.
Swallow your pride.
Hold your tongue.

But the fact was, I had real difficulty with those particular virtues.”
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“I had reason to be wary of Rowan Gresham.

Crazy doesn't always look crazy.

Sometimes it looks like the most handsome and refined gentleman ever encountered in one's short life.”
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“At his words not my body, but my soul bucked, decimating barriers that until then had been untouched.”
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“I could not recall the last time I had been so flagrantly insulted.

Don't make enemies, I told myself.
Swallow your pride.
Hold your tongue.

But the fact was, I had real difficulty with those particular virtues.”
Jen Crane, Rare Form

“At his words not my body, but my soul bucked, decimating barriers that until then had been untouched.”
Jen Crane, Rare Form

“Isn’t it amazing the effect on one’s perspective that can be made by a glass of wine and a moment’s peace?” he asked.
I rather thought that it was amazing the effect one glass of wine and one grumpy old dude could have on my libido, but no way was I telling him that.”
Jen Crane, Rare Form

“I had reason to be wary of Rowan Gresham.

Crazy doesn't always look crazy.

Sometimes it looks like the most handsome and refined gentleman ever encountered in one's short life.”
Jen Crane, Rare Form

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