Jessika Jenvieve is creating fiction
7

patrons

$16
per month
What I do:

I write, mostly urban fantasy, combining the fantastic with the ridiculous and funny. My books are on Amazon. Some good comments so far, but I am lousy in the marketing department and keep failing to find an agent who will love me enough to push me to the next level.

My three novels are available on Amazon as paperbacks and ebooks
Relatively Accidental: A Black Comedy of Rock Music and Death
and there is also a book of poetry called Richard & Other Lovers

So, lots of output so far. I may be a workaholic. Over the last three years, I have been working on a detective novel set in Nova Scotia, Canada. The title is Exposure.  The book is about 1000 thousand words so a good size for a comfortable read. I've worked hard on a second draft, but without my Ideal Readers, it will not progress. That's what I need you for.


Become an Ideal Reader and for $1 a month you will get a new chapter to read each month and a chance post your comments. No holds barred - I can take it.  As my Ideal Reader, you have  the anticipation of an exciting new chapter each month. I will also post revised chapters so you can see the progress. If you find after a few months it is not for you, you can cancel. There is no long term commitment.

To tempt you, my first post is free to read and the story takes you to the moment when a woman is discovered lying in the snow. Who is she? What has happened? Why is she lying in this particular garden?

I hope you will want to sponsor me and read the rest of the story.



Who am I?

Life has taken me on a long and unexpected journey from London to Sydney and back again. I was very lucky to go to Bretton Hall College and study Drama & English back in the heady, happy days of 1968. After graduating, I tried my luck as an actress and singer. I had talent, but they wanted tall blondes in those dark days. Also, the casting couch hurt my back. I studied Arts Administration at City University in London. I designed costumes, then I dabbled in lighting design and finally settled on a career as a stage manager.

In 1990, I got the best job in the world as a stage manager at the Sydney Opera House and spent ten years backstage with some of the world's greatest performers and musicians. I took a brief side-step to do a Fashion Business course and had a riot as PA to a very fashionable Fashion Designer in Sydney. Next followed eight happy years in the University of Sydney looking after lots of adorable academics.

In 2014, I made the mistake of writing a book and putting it on Amazon. I was hooked. Two more books followed but living in Sydney was too expensive if I wanted more time to write. So, in 2015, I gave up the sunshine and returned to the England to live cheaply and seek my fortune as a writer. I pay my bills with the proceeds of a part-time job in a museum and the occasional stage management gig. I study to improve my writing and I have done two online courses with Oxford University - Western Architecture in 2016 and Advanced Creative Writing in 2018. I want to study more, but the cost is high. A full-time writing course is financially out of reach for now.

I love art history and architecture. I am passionate about sports cars, the blues and the ocean. I am not a mad cat lady, but I do miss having a warm purring friend to hug.
Tiers
♥ Ideal Reader ♥
$1 or more per month
♥ Read my new novel

♥ Patrons get a new chapter each month

♥ A chance to be my editor and help me find an agent 

Goals
$16 of $500 per month
When I reach $100 per month, I will post some readings of my poetry.
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What I do:

I write, mostly urban fantasy, combining the fantastic with the ridiculous and funny. My books are on Amazon. Some good comments so far, but I am lousy in the marketing department and keep failing to find an agent who will love me enough to push me to the next level.

My three novels are available on Amazon as paperbacks and ebooks
Relatively Accidental: A Black Comedy of Rock Music and Death
and there is also a book of poetry called Richard & Other Lovers

So, lots of output so far. I may be a workaholic. Over the last three years, I have been working on a detective novel set in Nova Scotia, Canada. The title is Exposure.  The book is about 1000 thousand words so a good size for a comfortable read. I've worked hard on a second draft, but without my Ideal Readers, it will not progress. That's what I need you for.


Become an Ideal Reader and for $1 a month you will get a new chapter to read each month and a chance post your comments. No holds barred - I can take it.  As my Ideal Reader, you have  the anticipation of an exciting new chapter each month. I will also post revised chapters so you can see the progress. If you find after a few months it is not for you, you can cancel. There is no long term commitment.

To tempt you, my first post is free to read and the story takes you to the moment when a woman is discovered lying in the snow. Who is she? What has happened? Why is she lying in this particular garden?

I hope you will want to sponsor me and read the rest of the story.



Who am I?

Life has taken me on a long and unexpected journey from London to Sydney and back again. I was very lucky to go to Bretton Hall College and study Drama & English back in the heady, happy days of 1968. After graduating, I tried my luck as an actress and singer. I had talent, but they wanted tall blondes in those dark days. Also, the casting couch hurt my back. I studied Arts Administration at City University in London. I designed costumes, then I dabbled in lighting design and finally settled on a career as a stage manager.

In 1990, I got the best job in the world as a stage manager at the Sydney Opera House and spent ten years backstage with some of the world's greatest performers and musicians. I took a brief side-step to do a Fashion Business course and had a riot as PA to a very fashionable Fashion Designer in Sydney. Next followed eight happy years in the University of Sydney looking after lots of adorable academics.

In 2014, I made the mistake of writing a book and putting it on Amazon. I was hooked. Two more books followed but living in Sydney was too expensive if I wanted more time to write. So, in 2015, I gave up the sunshine and returned to the England to live cheaply and seek my fortune as a writer. I pay my bills with the proceeds of a part-time job in a museum and the occasional stage management gig. I study to improve my writing and I have done two online courses with Oxford University - Western Architecture in 2016 and Advanced Creative Writing in 2018. I want to study more, but the cost is high. A full-time writing course is financially out of reach for now.

I love art history and architecture. I am passionate about sports cars, the blues and the ocean. I am not a mad cat lady, but I do miss having a warm purring friend to hug.

Recent posts by Jessika Jenvieve

Tiers
♥ Ideal Reader ♥
$1 or more per month
♥ Read my new novel

♥ Patrons get a new chapter each month

♥ A chance to be my editor and help me find an agent