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.