Hello, and welcome to this wonderfully amazing blog I decided to randomly put together this oh-so-fine afternoon! My name is Jinapher Jestine Hoffman, but if you drop the last six letters of my middle name, my name becomes “author worthy”; Jinapher J. Hoffman. I know I probably just broke the cardinal rule of “don’t give your entire name out online”, but I feel like it is necessary in order for you to know who I am. I am a southern teenager with a big heart set out to fulfill my life-long dream of becoming a professional author. I love nature, the contrast between light and dark, hidden shadows, glorious happiness, and extraordinarily sappy romances. I like the idea of living in another place, time, or world, experiencing opportunities that everyone else only dreams of. I also wish I had the money to experience these opportunities…But, hey, I’m only sixteen.
When I was little, I remember dressing up as a princess and dreaming of happily ever afters. Little did I realize that I would find that happily ever after in writing stories. In fifth grade, I wrote my first book. Of course, whenever I read it, I can’t help but laugh at my bad grammar, but it also makes me realize that writing is what I was put on this Earth to do. Writing is something I am proud to say I excel in, and I don’t mean that in a bragging way, but when you write a book, don’t you get at least a sentence of bragging rights? Anyways, after my first book was written, I didn’t write a complete novel until the summer before eighth grade. I had tried many times to write a book in between that time slot, but I was young and distracted. It wasn’t until that god awful summer that I actually wrote something. When I say god awful, I mean god awful for an overly dramatic thirteen year-old. It really wasn’t that terrible now that I look back on it, but it really had been a time in my life that was hard core ridiculous. It’s amazing how something so great can come out of something so terrible, but my book, Choice, did.
Now, I’ve gotten myself through the hard times of my young teenager years and have put my idea on the market for agents. I’ve emailed and gotten replies from some of my biggest inspirations, such as Cassandra Clare, Lauren Kate, and Scott Westerfeld. I also received word back from an agent that they believe my idea is great and can’t wait to read my manuscript. Most of all, I’ve completed my story, my ultimate prized possession, and now I have the opportunity to create a fan base and get to know my soon to be readers.
Jinapher J. Hoffman
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