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Jenny Watson

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Jenny Watson grew up in small-town New Zealand, dreaming of big adventures in faraway places. When she was 18, she spent a year as an exchange student in Thailand, where she learned to speak a little Thai (nit noi) and to eat curry and sticky rice with her fingers. After returning to New Zealand to earn a Master’s degree in psychology, she moved to San Diego and trained to be a technical writer. Now Jenny and her husband make their home in Victoria, B.C. They grab every opportunity they can to go sailing with friends until they launch their very own plywood sailing dinghy.

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[image error]It’s been a while since I posted anything new here, mostly because I’ve had my head down working on a new story, code name – Kai. This one is out on submission now, which any author will tell you is an anxious time. Will other people like it as much as I do? Will it find a home?

In the meantime, it’s back to the blank page as I get started on the first draft of a new story. I’m exc...

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"This story was a wonderful adventure about mending family ties and making new friends when life takes you to the other side of the country where you are compelled to face your biggest fears. Loved the sailing and west coast setting!"
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Jake is obsessed with running and desperate to beat the one person who is consistently faster than he is. But he's forgotten that family and friends are important too. I enjoyed seeing his growth and I cheered him through his final few races.
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