Denise Jaden

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Denise Jaden enjoys writing craft books for writers and fiction for young adults.

Her first novel for teens, LOSING FAITH, was released from Simon Pulse, fall 2010. The first draft was written in 21 days during NaNoWriMo. NEVER ENOUGH, her second novel, was released July 10, 2012. A companion group of stories--NEVER ENOUGH STORIES is available for free at Smashwords.com. WRITING WITH A HEAVY HEART: Using Grief and Loss to Stretch Your Fiction was her first writing craft book. FAST FICTION was released in 2014 and will serve as a guide for anyone wishing to try NaNoWriMo. Denise's next young adult novel, FOREIGN EXCHANGE, will be out in October, 2014.

Denise lives just outside Vancouver, Canada with her husband and son.

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Denise Jaden Wow, thank you so much for your kind words! I'm so glad Never Enough impacted you, and Marcus and Loann remain close to my heart as well. As far as se…moreWow, thank you so much for your kind words! I'm so glad Never Enough impacted you, and Marcus and Loann remain close to my heart as well. As far as sequels go, I never say never, but at this point I don't have a plan to continue their story. What I can tell you, though, is that in earlier versions of the novel, I had taken Loann off to college (photography school) and she was really learning to embrace her talent. And when she returned at Christmas break, she stopped first at the cafe to see Marcus before even returning to see her parents. :-)(less)
Denise Jaden I don't believe in writer's block. I think writer's block is based in fear that we won't be able to write as well as we would like to. So to combat th…moreI don't believe in writer's block. I think writer's block is based in fear that we won't be able to write as well as we would like to. So to combat this mythical problem, I give myself permission to write really badly when I need to. (Surprisingly, even when I do this, I end up with some writing that I'm actually really happy with!)(less)
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Dale Thele Denise, thanx for accepting my friend request :)


Eugenia (Genie In A Book) Thanks for accepting my friend request :)
Looking forward to reading and discovering more of your work.

Best wishes for more books in the future,
Genie


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L Dear Denise,
I would like to thank you so much for being my friend here on GoodReads, which is a brilliant site where one is able to converse with so many lovely people from authors to readers and book bloggers. I very much look forward to future book discussions with you.
Lucinda x


William O'Brien Hi Denise - Thank you for your friendship.
Please visit my website http://www.peteradarkenedfairytale.co.uk
to view a sample page and many other snippets about the book.
Expected release date mid-late Jan.
Best wishes, William


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