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Hello there.

About the Author:

Jacquelyn Smith is a Canadian fiction author and back-to-back winner of the Writers’ Journal Fiction Contest (2010-2011). Her works include the World of Lasniniar epic fantasy series and the Kira Brightwell crime fiction series (originally published under the pen name Kat Irwin).

Jacquelyn lives on the outskirts of Toronto, Ontario, with her husband Mark, and their feline warrior princess Xena.


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Beyond the Books:

So this is where things get a little less formal…

In addition to being a writer, Jacquelyn also lists the following on her unofficial resume: 

  • Cat mom
  • Personal assistant to Doug the Sharkosaurus
  • Llamasaurus wrangler
  • Three-time GISH (Greatest International Scavenger Hunt) team captain for Team Sharkosaurus
  • Ancient Egypt enthusiast
  • Nine Inch Nails fan and card-carrying Spiral member (RIP, Spiral.)
  • Old-school PC RPG nerd (Quest for Glory, Lands of Lore, Baldur’s Gate, etc. DOSbox=life.)
  • AEW/BTE fan
  • Former languages student (French, Spanish, Russian, German, Middle Egyptian/Hieroglyphs)
  • Mayan Sacrifice survivor and underwater jazzhands expert (See photographic evidence below.)

Jacqui’s favorite TV shows include (in no particular order):

  • Xena: Warrior Princess (duh)
  • Alias
  • Sherlock
  • The IT Crowd (Plus any British quiz show that has Richard Ayoade on it. Bonus if it also features David Mitchell.)
  • Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries
  • Agatha Christie’s Poirot
  • Supernatural
  • Burning Love (Web-series spoof of The Bachelor. It’s hilarious.)

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