Brave New World and 1984 Have the Same Message

If you haven’t read Brave New World or 1984, I encourage you to take a look at both books; they’re required reading in many school systems, and both are thought-provoking, well-written works of fiction. Also, there will be spoilers galore. That being said, if you don’t care to read either book, I’ll let you know…

The Winds from Above the Portal

A little while ago, I accepted a challenge: write a novelette inspired by a randomly generated pulp sci-fi title. After plenty of hard work and procrastination, my novelette, The Winds from Above the Portal, is finally finished! The Winds from Above the Portal is the story of Johanna Lenine, a teenage girl whose astronomer father takes…

Delayed Read Memory

Delayed Read Memory by Jourdan Cameron “We had a fantastic pick today, Alice.” Ellison had strutted into the antique shop with his deep-clefted chin held high, his chest puffed out beneath the nondescript white box he carried into the store. The crate that filled his arms strained his bulging biceps- they were big, not strong.…

Josephine’s Job – Finished!

Update: You can download the story for free here: Josephine’s Job – Jourdan Cameron Remember the short story I posted at the last minute of 2013, Josephine’s Job? Well, that was the initial draft of the story- rough, unfinished and in need of help. What I present today is the final draft of Josephine’s Job– a…

The Trick to Writing Strong Female Characters

In literary circles, I often see people asking for advice on a wide variety of things- writing prose that isn’t purple, when to get started editing, who to contact for a cover (I recommend Book Covered), and sometimes, how to write strong female characters. With regard to that last question, I’ll impart a bit of…

Josephine’s Job

UPDATE: I’ve gotten quite a bit of feedback on this one- I appreciate it, and just want to point out that this story hasn’t been edited or revised- it’s something of a peek into Josephine’s everyday life, and it’s something that I’ll revisit at some point to improve. I wrote it rather quickly, and it…

Latest Happenings and a Press Release

As of late, I’ve been hard at work spreading the word of Me Squared. I recently held and event at my local People’s United Bank, which has a special spotlight for local businesses. The event went pretty well; plenty of people got to hear about my book, and I’d really like to thank the folks…

A Postmortem of My First Signing

In the video game industry, developers will often have “postmortems” of their games- they explain their development process, what they did right, and what they could’ve done better. I’ve decided to borrow the concept to examine my first book signing, which took place during the Nutmeg Book Festival. If you’re an author (or looking to…

Me Squared – Out Now!

After eleven months of hard work, I’m proud to announce that my first novella is finally out! Me Squared is now available to purchase on Amazon- you can buy the physical edition or you can purchase the eBook– whatever you prefer. Right now, I’m very excited, and I’m getting ready for the Nutmeg Book Festival–…