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About Jae

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Jae is the author of twenty-four award-winning lesbian romances.

She lives in the sunniest city in Germany, near the French and Swiss borders. The writing bug bit her at the age of eleven.

She used to work as a psychologist but gave up her day job in 2013 to become a full-time writer and a part-time editor. As far as she’s concerned, it’s the best job in the world.

When she’s not writing, she is an avid reader of lesbian books, indulges her ice cream and stationery addictions, and watches way too many crime shows.


In the FAQ section, you’ll find my answers to the most frequently asked questions about my work, including:

– When’s your next book coming out?

– Will you write any more books in my favorite series?

– What are you working on right now?

– Which order should I read your books in?


Bookish & Unbalanced – February 2024

Fellow authors Adrian J. Smith, Ami Spencer, and Katie Trapp invited me to talk about my former career as a psychologist, my decision to write-full time, and why these two jobs aren’t so different after all.

The Sapphic Book Review – January 2024

I had an interesting chat with Laura from The Sapphic Book Review, talking about my newest book, my next book, my hottest sex scenes, and which authors I would pick for a roadtrip.

Pride Month: Queer Books Past, Present, and Future – June 2023

Nonbinary Knight invited me and 6 fellow authors to talk about LGBTQ books that made us feel seen and that we look forward to reading in 2023/24.

Nonbinary Knight Reads – June 2023

Reviewer Nonbinary Knight Reads interviewed me about my favorite scenes, my favorite part of writing, and many other interesting topics.

Apricot orange cream scones interview – June 2023

Fellow Tagan Shepard baked the yummy scones Holly and Leo bond over in Perfect Rhythm and asked me three scone-related questions.

GCLS Virtual Series “European authors writing for a US American audience” – October 2022

Fellow panelists Melissa Tereze, Kate Kastle, Mayapee Chowdhury, and I talked about the challenges of writing for an American audience when you’re European. 

AMA (Ask Me Anything) on Reddit – October 2022

I did an AMA in the RomanceBooks Subreddit, where readers could ask me anything!

Hyperactive Bookworm – September 2022

Fellow sapphic fiction author Neen Cohen and I talked about my new book Just a Touch Away, aphantasia, ice cream, and the sapphic community.

Ylva Publishing blog – August 2022

I answered questions about my new book Just a Touch Away and how to make an ice queen cuddle.

Cruden Bay Book Club – August 2022

I answered questions about Backwards to Oregon for a book club meeting.

Lez Talk About Books, Baby – July 2022

Anita Kelly and I chat about my upcoming novel, my most recent book, my work with Ylva Publishing, and how my career as a psychologist influences my writing.

Queerly Recommended – July 2022

Reviewer Tara Scott, author Kris Bryant, Sarah Wendell from Smart Bitches Trashy Books, and I talk about all-too-prevalent problem behaviors that authors face, ranging from inappropriate emails to straight-up stalking. Our conversation starts 15 minutes into the podcast.

The Book Lover blog – June 2022

Italian book blogger Francesca interviewed me about my upcoming book, my favorite tropes and characters, and my favorite LGBTQ movie. The Italian version of the interview is available here.

The Sapphic Book Review – May 2022

Laura Sieber Green and I talked about my upcoming book, the Hollywood series, the Portland Police Bureau series, and my favorite couples from my books.

1 Question With – April 2022

15 fellow authors and I answered Milena McKay’s question “why did you pick your pen name?”

Reads Rainbow – December 2021

Charlotte & Anna from Reads Rainbow and I talked about how I got into writing, which authors influenced my writing most, and which of my characters I’d pick as a fighting buddy in a zombie apocalypse.

Milena McKay’s 20 Questions Interview – November 2021

Fellow author Milena McKay asked me 20 questions, including whether I believe in soul mates and what my proudest moment as a writer was.

GCLS Virtual Series – November 2021

Melissa Brayden, Karin Kallmaker, Susan X Meagher, Yolanda Wallace, and I talked about creating characters.

GCLS Conference – Career Shift to WLW Fiction Writer – August 2021

Melissa Brayden, Clare Ashton, Susan X Meagher, RJ Samuel, and I talk about how we became full-time writers of WLW fiction.

GCLS Conference – Escapism vs. Real Life – August 2021

Ali Vali, Sheryl Wright, Avery Brooks, Jenn Alexander, and I talk about whether we include heavy subjects in our fiction or prefer escapism.

Sapphic Book Reviews – October 2021

Laura from the Sapphic Book Reviews interviewed me about my latest book Chemistry Lessons, what team of authors I would take on a 2,000-mile road trip, and other interesting questions.

All Stars Book Club – May 2021

Zara and Camille invited me to chat about my latest WLW romance, Wrong Number, Right Woman, and my upcoming novel Chemistry Lessons.

GCLS Book Club – February 2021

Moderator KC Luck and the GCLS Book Club invited me to discuss Wrong Number, Right Woman.

Grrl on Fire – December 2020

Fellow author KD Williamson invited me to her Grrl on Fire vlog for one of her infamous hot sauce tastings. We talk about my latest book, my writing process, and the time I accidentally ate an atomic-level-spicy red Thai chili.

Frankfurt Book Fair – October 2020

As part of the Frankfurt Book Fair, which was a digital event in 2020, Jae participated in a panel on Representation in Romance Novels: Highlighting LGBTQ+ Writers & Stories.

Les Fiction Book Club – September 2020

Neen Cohen from the Les Fiction Bool Club and I chattered about “Wrong Number, Right Woman.”

Chemistry 101 Panel – July 2020

Georgia Beers, Rachel Spangler, Carsen Taite, Elle Spencer, Jaime Clevenger and I chat about how we create characters who have great chemistry.

Making a Living from Writing – June 2020

GCLS panel with Melissa Brayden, Amanda Radley, Lise Gold, Claire Highton Stevenson & Jae

lordwalkiwolf – October 2019

Walki, a big fan of paranormal romance, interviews me about the Shape-Shifter series.

Jae Fiction – May 2019

Lee Winter and several readers asked me questions about Not the Marrying Kind, Paper Love, and my favorite childhood books.

Readeropolis – February 2019

Readeropolis interviewed me about Just for Show and what to expect from me in the future.

Love in Panels – December 2018

Suzanne Krohn interviewed me about Paper Love, my favorite subgenres, and the changes in lesbian fiction publishing.

Kathy L. Salt – August 2018

Kathy interviewed me about my most successful book, the balance between writing and social media, and many other interesting things.

Geek Gals – May 2018

Alisha Kelley from Geek Gals interviewed me about my next book, writing full-time…and ice cream!

First Steps in Publishing – November 2017

My publisher interviewed me about the first steps in my publishing career

The Lesbian Talkshow October 2017

Sheena and I are talking about our favorite slow-burn romances

Ylva Publishing – September 2017

I talk about my decision to write about an asexual main character in Perfect Rhythm.

The Liz McMullen Show – September 2016

I talk about Translating my work into German.

Critical Writ – June 2016

Rachel Vigo invited me to talk about my historical romance Shaken to the Core.

Liz McMullen Show – January 2016

Liz McMullen interviewed me for her podcast.

Ylva Publishing – December 2015

Spotlight interview about Just Physical.

Lesbian Book Club podcast with Clare Lydon – July 2015

Clare Lydon talked to me about my writing life, the psychology of being a writer, and my catalogue of work.

Women & Words I – March 2015

Gill McKnight interviewed me for Women & Words.

Character Interview on Barbara Winkes’ Blog – January 2014

Barbara Winkes posted a character interview with Amy Hamilton from Hidden Truths in her Wednesday Women spotlight.

Interview on Michele Reynolds’ Blog – October 2013

Fellow writer Michele Reynolds interviewed me after the release of True Nature.

The Cocktail Hour – August 2013

In the newest Cocktail Hour interview, we talked mostly about Second Nature.

Interview on Ylva Publishing’s blog – October 2012

This was the first interview after switching publishers.

The Cocktail Hour – July 2011

I had a fun conversation with Cheri and Andy about Hidden Truths among other things.

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