MasonJM-headshot2In brief, I am a writer. Specifically, a novelist. Additionally, a work for hire writer and editor. Yeah, that’s right. A freelancer. Or, as I prefer to be called, a word-wielding warrior! An ink-slinging samurai.

I write daily, diligently, ritualistically, passionately, and preferably for children and young adults.

I have authored nearly 20 STEM books for young readers. My inquisitive and funny nonfiction articles have appeared in Mountain Flyer, Cobblestone, and Muse magazines.

I received an M.F.A. from the Writing for Children and Young Adults program at Vermont College of Fine Arts. I actively seek ways in which to unleash my talents on the world’s most imaginative and sophisticated readers: kids!

What else should you know about me? I once lived in the side of a gingerbread mountain in southern Colorado. I have a nidan (2nd-degree black belt) rank in aikido. Besides learning self-defense, bokkendo, and jodo, the precision, I cultivate self-refinement and harmony which impact my writing.

Previously, I lived in Ireland, on the breadcrumb shores of Sandycove, just twenty minutes south of Dublin. While there, I received my M.Phil. in Popular Literature from Trinity College Dublin. Basically, I worked like a mad chemist and mixed Charlotte Brontë, Raymond Chandler, and James S. A. Corey into my dissertation.

I received B.A.’s in English (creative writing) and History from the University of New Mexico. Actually, I grew up in the New Mexico boot heel, among creosote and coyotes — an upbringing that made me much like the landscape: durable, timeless, and wild!

Get in touch at contact@jynnemason.com.

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