J.M.Dover - Writer
J.M. (Jeanette) Dover writes fantasy, penning short stories as well as middle grade and YA novels.
Jeanette loves using both sides of her brain. Her past careers as a social worker, a fashion designer and an accountant prove she can be both creative and logical—sometimes strangely at the same time. Being a writer gives her a way where the two sides of her mind can play happily together.
Jeanette has studied fiction at the Alexandra Writers Centre and has worked closely on the FINDING ATLANTIS manuscript with three-time Aurora Award finalist and professional editor, Susan Forest. She lives with her husband and requisite writers’ pet (in this case, a loudly opinionated sheltie) in Calgary, Alberta.
Now that you have read the Official Statement, here is the real reason I want to be a writer:
I am on a quest to convert everyone in this world, and all other worlds we conquer, into zealous book lovers. My plan is to catch them when they are young, before they can form an aversion to the written word.
If you are already a reader, you can help me achieve my sly plan by recommending books you love to others.
If you know of a non-reader, especially a young non-reader, I urge you to convince them to give only one book a chance. Tell them to pick a book where the cover art catches their eye and the back cover copy intrigues them. If they finish the book, tell them to recommend the book to another non-reader.