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Jeanette O'Hagan

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Jeanette O’Hagan first started spinning tales in the world of Nardva at the age of nine.

She enjoys writing secondary world fiction, poetry, blogging and editing. 
 
Her Nardvan stories span continents, time and cultures. They involve a mixture of courtly intrigue, adventure, romance and/or shapeshifters and magic users.
 
Recent publications include Heart of the Mountain: a short novella, The Herbalist's Daughter: a short story and Lakwi's Lament: a short story. Jeanette is also writing her Akrad’s Legacy Series—a Young Adult secondary world fantasy fiction with adventure, courtly intrigue and romantic elements.

Her other short stories and poems are published in a number of anthologies including Glimpses of Light, Another Time Another Place an
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Jeanette O'Hagan Secondary world fiction is fiction that is set in an alternative world to our own. It's not a future or distant earth or set on an exo-planet in our…moreSecondary world fiction is fiction that is set in an alternative world to our own. It's not a future or distant earth or set on an exo-planet in our galaxy. It has it's own reality.

Why did I want to write it? I'm not sure it was a conscious choice. When I was 8 or 9, influenced by the Narnia books, I began making up stories in a different world and over time, those stories grew into a world, Nardva. (less)
Jeanette O'Hagan I do love research. What I love about writing fantasy is the breadth of research - I might be researching how fast horses can transverse a distance…moreI do love research. What I love about writing fantasy is the breadth of research - I might be researching how fast horses can transverse a distance compared to humans walking, or the properties of vines and bridges across ravines, or different fighting styles, or different marriage customs or how glass has been used or the differences between bronze and iron weapons, or different geological features like caves and mountains or the phases of the moon. Astronomy, geography, politics, technology, language, cultures, beliefs and values - it's all grist for the mill. (less)
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“It is perhaps one of those imponderables of life that many people declare their dislike for poetry, yet it surrounds us in the lyrics of the songs and hymns we love, the catchy advertising jingles, in picture books, and remembered snippets from Shakespeare or remembered and much loved verses. " Jeanette O'Hagan 1 May 2017”
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Anne Hamilton Jeanette wrote: "I am wondering why Good Reads will only allow the name and the not the book/article when referencing a quote. To me that seems less than full attribution and makes it much harder to check whether a..."

Yes, I've found that a bit frustrating too.


Jeanette I am wondering why Good Reads will only allow the name and the not the book/article when referencing a quote. To me that seems less than full attribution and makes it much harder to check whether a quote is genuine or has been cited accurately or not.

For instance, I want to know that C S Lewis said "I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen, not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else." in his book from the essay "Is Theology Poetry?" in his book Weight of Glory.

I want less free floating quotes clogging up the internet and facebook and more careful attribution. Is that just the academic in me? What do you think?


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