About the Author

For all the stalkers out there

– child of Grace – author – joke teller – freelance editor – songwriter – joy seeker –

I’m Jane Maree. (Bet you didn’t guess that. 😛 )

I’m sixteen years old, but don’t like defining myself by the word ‘teenager.’ I have a passion to use these years for God and to rebel against today’s expectations for my age group. (Rebelling against rebelling – the irony.)

I’m Australian, born and raised in this beautiful sunburnt country. And if you’re one of those Myers-Briggs type people, I’m an ENFP. I have the sort of personality that either goes ‘eh’ or all out enthusiastic. And 90% of the time goes for the enthusiastic option. As a fangirl, I’m either terrifying or super handy for marketing purposes. Take your pick. 😛

I went to school for ten weeks of kindergarten and took part in several rule-breaking activities. Like the time when I accidentally supplied a pranker with nutella (it’s a bread spread), which they then went and smeared on someone’s school shoes. Or when I lost my hat every. single. day. until I’m pretty sure the teacher was going crazy. After said ten weeks, I had enough funny stories to last me a while and so I switched to homeschooling. Now, I wouldn’t have it any other way.

I started writing by accident. It’s a bit of a long story, honestly. When my sister did the One Year Adventure Novel curriculum – I decided to copy her. (Because big sisters do all the cool things, right?) Even though my OYAN novel is now hidden in the deepest hole of doom, it dragged me into the world of imagination and I’ve been addicted ever since. (And we never mention that other novel that is also in the deepest hole of doom. Actually, my cousin and I burnt it and by now the ashes are well and truly scattered on the wind. So no worries there.)

Writing is one of my giftings and I love it wholeheartedly. (Except for on those days.) A huge lot of my free time goes into writing a novel or scrawling down snippets of ideas on the pieces of paper I make sure I always carry around in my pockets.

Along with writing, I’ve always enjoyed the more detailed grammar and sentence structure side of things. So I started editing for family…and then friends…and then almost-strangers. And I really love it. (Check out my ‘editorial services‘ page if you’re interested!! 🙂 )

Sitting still and focusing on one thing is one of the banes of my existence, so writing can be…interesting, at times. I love to be active and it’s not uncommon to discover me trying to teach myself random gymnastics (superhero moves) or casually sporting bruises and scrapes from my various escapades. Being the third oldest of six kids, I also get a decent amount of exercise (more superhero training) from being a climbing gym for my younger three siblings (mini minions).

My official job description is making everyone else laugh, and I always love to send a smile around. And naturally my jokes are the best. (Clearly. *wise nod* You will not debate this fact. *waves hand like a Jedi*)

Okay haha, I’m actually an awkward, quirky bundle of weirdness. (This can be discovered if you hang around here for very long.)

The ‘official’ about me

Jane Maree is a quirky, fun-loving, sixteen-year-old from the eastern side of Australia. She started writing by accident, but since the very beginning has loved the enchantment of words on paper. If you say anything about pizza, superheroes, books, or any of her many many fandoms, she’ll come running. Her life is full of laughter and words—and not forgetting a bit of school work and sister-ing in there too. Aside from crafting worlds using only twenty-six letters, she is a passionate Jesus-lover, freelance editor, songwriter, singer, and musician. She’s often off on random adventures, loves to be active, and never fails to see the funny side of any situation.

13 Comments

  1. Benjamin Fox

    Hi, I’m a friend of a friend who told me about the site. I am super excited about finding out more about your books and writing!

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    • Jane Maree

      Hi Ben! That’s so cool that you dropped in. 😀 I hope you enjoy! 🙂

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  2. MiddleEarthMusician

    Hey Jane!!! I LOVE your new website, and I’m SO EXCITED to start reading it!!! XD XD XD
    Don’t worry; I won’t debate you on that fact. 😉
    I would love for you to edit my stories!!! XD
    Super excited!!! *hands you pizza*

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    • Jane Maree

      MEM!! 😀 Thank you thank you!!! I’m so excited to have you here. ^-^
      Well if you ever need me, I’d love to help you. 🙂
      *noms pizza excitedly*

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  3. Quinley

    I love your new blog!!:)
    -Quinley

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  4. Jenna

    hey! just started following you! cool, we’re both homeschooled Christians! *hugs* love your perky attitude and unique personality. sometimes people think i’m a little weird too. 😉

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    • Jane Maree

      Hi, Jenna! So great to have you here. 😀 *hugs back* More homeschooled Christians, yay! Hehe being weird is good–we’re called to stand out, am I right? 😛

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      • Jenna

        i agree! i have a t-shirt that says ‘it’s ok. writers should be strange.’ makes me laugh every time i read it.

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        • Jane Maree

          I like that! I would wear that allll the time. xD

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  5. Bri S

    Hey Jane Maree! I just found your blog through a follower… I saw your old title, “Maiden of the Misty Mountains, and I HAD to check it out… I’ve seen a lot of writing blogs, and while I love to write, I don’t always stick around if it doesn’t have plenty of life posts mixed in, because I love life posts, haha… but I LOVE your posts!!! I think it has something to do with that ENFP personality… I read another writer blog that is almost all writing related, and I just love it even when she talks about nothing but her book covers, haha! Y’all must be good at using all that enthusiasm ;). Thank you for sharing your blog and books with us!
    Blessings in Christ,
    Bri from http://www.forget-not-his-benefits.blogspot.com

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    • Jane Maree

      Hey Bri! Aw thank you so much, you’re so sweet. *hugs* I’m so glad you enjoy my posts! 😀

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      • Bri

        (((HUGS))) back :)!
        Bri from forget-not-his-benfits.blogspot.com

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