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Denise Jaden
Denise Jaden is, or has been, everything from a professional Polynesian dancer and fitness competitor to a mushroom farmer and church secretary. Most of her time now is spent homeschooling or playing with her young son (also a fast-drafter of fiction) or in front of her computer writing.The first... show more



Denise Jaden is, or has been, everything from a professional Polynesian dancer and fitness competitor to a mushroom farmer and church secretary. Most of her time now is spent homeschooling or playing with her young son (also a fast-drafter of fiction) or in front of her computer writing.The first draft of Denise's debut novel for teens, LOSING FAITH, was written in twenty-one days during NaNoWriMo 2007. It was released from Simon & Schuster in September 2010, with her next one, NEVER ENOUGH, out in summer 2012. A companion anthology, NEVER ENOUGH STORIES, is available as a free ebook at various online book outlets. Her other fiction includes FOREIGN EXCHANGE (an editor's pick from Evernight Teen), and a story in the anthology FALLING FOR ALICE. Look for upcoming YA novels A CHRISTMAS KERRIL (Oct. 2015) and AVALANCHE (Leap Books, Spring 2016).Her first non-fiction work, WRITING WITH A HEAVY HEART: USING GRIEF AND LOSS TO STRETCH YOUR FICTION, is available online wherever books are sold, and her second book for writers, FAST FICTION, was released from New World Library in 2014. Denise lives just outside Vancouver, Canada with her husband and son.

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Watch - Eat - Read
Watch - Eat - Read rated it 4 years ago
Short sweet and well constructed - not too super sweet though. I enjoyed the simplicity of this story of a youth coming to terms with her past, her present and her future. It was not a cheesy story that was overly simplistic with buckets of Christmas-ness but more a reflection on the dramas of a tee...
She reads, she watches and sometimes she goes outside
Short sweet and well constructed - not too super sweet though. I enjoyed the simplicity of this story of a youth coming to terms with her past, her present and her future. It was not a cheesy story that was overly simplistic with buckets of Christmas-ness but more a reflection on the dramas of a tee...
My Never Ending List
My Never Ending List rated it 10 years ago
It started out dealing with one issue, a more simple issue and the book ended on a more deeper level and the way the two emerged was like opening a door. Loann wants to be more like her sister Claire, popular and outgoing. She watches and takes mental notes so if her chance comes along she will no...
Reading Angel
Reading Angel rated it 10 years ago
Find more of my reviews at www.readingangel.comNever Enough is an extremely emotional contemporary book. I cried so hard at one point that my husband walked through to find out what the heck was wrong with me. I devoured the entire 400 pages in one day because I just couldn't leave the lives of th...
Blkosiner's Book Blog
Blkosiner's Book Blog rated it 10 years ago
This is a powerful novel dealing gracefully with very sensitive subjects. It is gritty and tough to read at points because of all of the issues the characters I came to love were dealing with. It is hard stuff, stuff that teens should never have to deal with but they do everyday. Bullying, peer pres...
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