The name’s Jackie—just in case you missed that on the description of this website—and I’m the author of the sci-fi series Martyr. The first book titled Martyr was released in 2014; it was my debut novel that I am quite proud of (more on that later). Of course, this series is a trilogy and the second book, Martyr Substance, is set to be released in April of 2018.
But we’re getting ahead of ourselves. Let’s go back to the beginning of the story.
I started writing in middle school. Like some folks, I didn’t pay much attention in class. Instead, I daydreamed about a different world, and that was how the concept of Martyr was formed. I wrote down the first few sentences on paper (computers were still nonexistent to me at the time) and proceeded to fill up an entire notebook with my idea.
However, the story would not be finished at that time. It sat and collected dust in my dresser, not to be touched until a decade later. Life had pulled me in a different direction—singing. I wrote songs and performed them. It was a good run, but it wasn’t meant to be.
In my late 20’s, I returned to what had first inspired me to write: this story I had developed in middle school. I dusted the cobwebs off the old, incomplete work and decided to give it another go and write it. But this time I wouldn’t rest until it was completed.
Everyone has regrets in their life; stories they wanted to tell, things they wanted to experience. I didn’t want Martyr (and all my stories to follow) to be a “regret”, never known to the world. That’s my motivation for writing.
So, yeah, that’s me. In short, I write books and a few occasional short stories on the side. Thanks for reading and visiting my page!