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J.J. Barnes

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January 2016


Hi, I’m J.J. Barnes and I’m the author of The Lilly Prospero Series, including Lilly Prospero And The Magic Rabbit and Lilly Prospero And The Mermaid’s Curse, with more to follow, and I’m the voice of The Writer Mum Podcast.

I write within the Siren Stories universe, and work closely with my fellow writer Jonathan McKinney. My main focus is on novels but I am looking into writing short stories as well (a new challenge for me). I also contribute to various other Podcasts about fiction and writing, and I write regularly for The Huffington Post.

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J.J. Barnes Wow this is a cool question!!!! Mystery in my own life... my mysteries are mostly how to keep a house clean when it's full of children, where all my…moreWow this is a cool question!!!! Mystery in my own life... my mysteries are mostly how to keep a house clean when it's full of children, where all my money goes, and how to get more sleep.

My life is fairly simple and not very mysterious. I work, I raise my children, I love my people. All the mysteries in my life are in my stories, everything else is pretty simple. I avoid drama where possible and put all that energy into creating mysteries for my characters.(less)
J.J. Barnes Both! With my fiction, my imagination is responsible for the world they're in, the powers they have, the scenarios they end up in. I imagine what…moreBoth! With my fiction, my imagination is responsible for the world they're in, the powers they have, the scenarios they end up in. I imagine what story I want to tell, but then once I know that a lot of it is what I know. The fears are what I know and understand, the emotions. The pain and the relationships, they're all taken from elements of my own life experiences and then adapted to suit the characters and scenarios that I've created from imagination. Most of the emotions I write about are my own emotions I've experienced, and because of that I can feel confident that they're true to life. I think that truth makes it easier for readers to emotionally connect to the characters. I was once told to open my veins and bleed all over the page.(less)
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"Louie, the Chihuahua, loved being the centre of attention from his human mummy and daddy. He got taken for lots of walks, got to sleep in their bed, and even sit at the table with them for dinner. It was like he was a real boy, not a dog.

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