Welcome to the online home of Denise Jaden,
author of young adult fiction and non-fiction
for writers. Please feel free to look around
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page. I'm a Canadian author, living just
outside Vancouver, B.C.

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Out Now: Foreign Exchange!

Jamie Monroe has always played it safe. That is, until her live-for-the-
moment best friend, Tristan, jets off to Italy on a student exchange
program. Left alone with her part-time mother and her disabled brother,
Jamie discovers that she is quite capable of taking her own risks, starting
with her best friend’s hotter-than-hot older brother, Sawyer. Sawyer and
Tristan have been neighbors for years, but as Jamie grows closer to the
family she thought she knew, she discovers some pretty big secrets.

As she sinks deeper into their web of pretense, she suspects that her best
friend may not be on a safe exchange program at all. Jamie sets off to
Europe on a class trip with plans to meet up with Tristan, but when
Tristan stops all communication, suddenly no one seems trustworthy,
least of all the one person she was starting to trust—Sawyer.
Read Chapter One of Foreign Exchange!
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“Foreign Exchange is heart pounding and suspenseful...the teenage dream of
escaping the boredom of suburbia by travelling Europe and spending quality
time with a hot guy shifts into a dangerous nightmare.”

-D.R. Graham, author of Rank and the Noir et Bleu MC series.

Writers flock to National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) each November
because it provides a procrastination-busting deadline. But only a fraction
of the participants meet their goal. Denise Jaden was part of that fraction,
writing first drafts of her two published young adult novels during
NaNoWriMo. In Fast Fiction, she shows other writers how to do what she
did, step-by-step, writer to writer. Her process starts with a prep period for
thinking through plot, theme, characters, and setting. Then Jaden provides
day-by-day coaching for the thirty-day drafting period. Finally, her revision
tips help writers turn merely workable drafts into compelling and publishable

A portion of publisher proceeds will be donated to National Novel Writing
Month (NaNoWriMo)

“Fast Fiction is filled with stellar advice, solid-gold tips, and doable, practical
exercises for all writers who want to draft a complete novel.”
— Melissa Walker, author of Violet on the Runway

“Being a ‘pantser’ I have always resisted outlining, but I have to say that Fast
Fiction changed my mind! Denise Jaden takes what I find to be a scary
process (outlining) and makes it into an easy and, dare I say, enjoyable one.
Fast Fiction is a hands-on book that asks the right questions to get your
mind and your story flowing. I know I’ll be using Fast Fiction over and over
again. Highly recommended for fiction writers!
— Janet Gurtler, author of RITA Award finalist I’m Not Her

Three years ago I set myself the goal of writing a novel because I have
always wanted to see if I could do it.  I quickly found myself completely lost
and mired in the unique problems such a large project can create. I was so
lost I failed to get very far with my novel until I was fortunate enough to
hear Denise speak at my local writing group. Impressed by her presentation,
I purchased her book "Fast Fiction" that night and found the
encouragement, structure, and practical advice on process I needed to
begin, and more importantly, finish the first draft of my first ever novel. I
have shared her process with my writing group and encourage anyone else
who may be wandering lost in the novel writing wilderness to check out her
book. It will help! Thank you, Denise Jaden, for "Fast Fiction"!
- Kirsten Mah
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in Abbotsford will take
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copies of Foreign
Exchange, Losing Faith
and Never Enough.
Contact them for details!
Fast Fiction - On Sale Now!
Pick up your copy today and start--and finish--your novel this year!