About the author

Denise Jaden

<p>Denise Jaden&rsquo;s novels have been shortlisted or received awards through the Romance Writers of America, Inspy, and SCBWI. The first draft of her debut novel,&nbsp;<em>Losing Faith</em>, was written in 21 days during NaNoWriMo 2007 and she loves talking with writers and students alike about her Just-Get-To-The-End fast-drafting process.</p> <p>Jaden&rsquo;s other young adult novels include&nbsp;<em>Never Enough</em>, <em>Foreign Exchange</em>, <em>A Christmas Kerril,&nbsp;</em> and <em>Avalanche</em>. Her non-fiction books for writers include,&nbsp;<em>Writing with a Heavy Heart,</em> <em>Fast Fiction, </em>and <em>Story Sparks</em>.</p> <p>In her spare time, she homeschools her son, acts with the Vancouver film industry, and dances with a Polynesian dance troupe.</p>