|Symbolic Digger's slouch hat in the Flanders Fields|
Before we get underway today, I must announce it was ANZAC Day in Australia and New Zealand yesterday, so it's fitting I have a New Zealander foregrounded. ANZAC stands for - Australian and New Zealand Army Corps, and celebrates the mateship between the soldiers from both sides of the Tasman Sea, particularly the campaign at Gallipoli in WW1. It was a public holiday here yesterday, where we attended dawn services, lit flames at the Cenotaphs, marched in parades, remembering the fallen - Lest we forget...
Regular followers and visitors to this site will know I'm using BLOGGERS WERE CHILDREN TOO! for my theme this year. I hope you're enjoying reading about bloggers, some you know and some you may not yet know, as they respond to some prompts I sent out. I've been so grateful for their responses as it helped me to get to know them better, admire their stunning cuteness as babes, and delighted me with random facts.
Thank you Adult Bloggers for your heartfelt responses. Thank you readers for visiting my posts. I hope you'll leave a comment and if you'd like to follow the link to my respondents' blogs they'd be delighted to meet you.
Rock on A- Z Challenge. (Click to read more posts...)
I'm JJ and I'm a writerholic. I write MG and YA fantasy, usually crossed with other genres like steampunk, romance, dystopian and humour. I'll read anything that comes close to being classified as fantasy or young adult, but I love a good thriller and Dean Koontz is my hero. When I'm not writing, or daydreaming about making friends with dragons, obtaining magical powers or skydiving from a zeppelin, I dabble in photoshop and flash design, and tutor English literature, which I studied at university (along with advertising and digital media). I've also recently completed my Masters in Creative Writing. I am a member of the New Zealand Society of Authors and SpecFicNZ, and a staff member of kiwiwriters.org.
JJ is a recent convert to tumblr. She's shut down her awesome blog. She finds tumblr much more scintillating. You can visit her tumblr site, Book Smut here. She's recently posted a pic of her bookaholic daughter who's not yet one year old!
I hope you enjoyed learning about JJ. Join me tomorrow to discover more about Deniz Bevan.