About Me


Hello There!
Welcome to the part where I get to tell you who and what I am.

First, I am a Writer from Alberta, Canada who now lives abroad. First the USA, then Russia. I currently call Brunei home.

I write poetry, post travel pics and bits, and work as much as I can on my novels in the fantasy fiction genre. Those who might be interested in my work may have enjoyed: “The Magicians” by Lev Grossman and/or “The Night Circus” by Erin Morgenstern.

Second, I am a reader. My preferred genres are fantasy, crime, mysteries, and romance (with a lean toward the latter genres when I’m writing so the ideas don’t mix in).

My all time favourites are:

*Tom Stoppard – Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead
*William Shakespeare – Macbeth
*John Irving – A Prayer for Owen Meany
*Franz Kafka – The Metamorphosis
*Laura Ingalls Wilder – Little House on the Prairie Books
*Charles Dickens – A Christmas Carol
*Sophocles – Oedipus Rex
*Frances Hodgson Burnett – The Secret Garden
*George MacDonald – The Princess and the Goblin
*Louisa May Alcott – Little Women
*Harper Lee – To Kill a Mockingbird
*Albert Camus – The Stranger
*Anne Frank – Diary of a Young Girl
*J.R.R. Tolkien – The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit
*Roald Dahl – Fantastic Mr. Fox, The Witches, BOY, The Twits
*Ayn Rand – Atlas Shrugged

Find more of my reads at Goodreads.

What More?

Besides writing and reading, taking pictures of my travels, and procrastinating on Social Media, I also consider myself the following: a wife, expat, lover of laughing, enjoyer of being intrigued, traveller, photo-taker, scenery-lover, smeller of leaves and book pages, autumn requirer, storm keener, Halloween reveller, fantastical possibility believer, magic believer, mystery hooked, undoubtedly lucky, poker player, chocolate devoted, coconut/honey/cinnamon besotted, cheese eater, new to food-pairings relisher, fireplace sit in fronter, on and off relationship haver with running, life-long learner, worker on of self, animal lover, broken-hearted cry baby when things are hurt, comfortable clothes & shoe wearer, all shiny things adorer, terrible negotiator, Pearls Before Swine addict, self-proclaimed funny person, slightly dirty-minded, attempter of kindnesses, lover of wine but not the headache, occasional migraine getter, otherwise healthy, Instagram sucker, Agatha Christie book finisher, Criminal Minds watcher, iPad game player, sometime Crib winner, highly uncoordinated but competitive, candle lighter, blanket swathed, people watching, society observer, reluctant news reader, hermit considering, certain of someday pet ownership being, all pretty little things obsessed, plant killer, tea & coffee drinker, gluten-free, former pizza/bread/cake/cupcake/dough engorging, black liquorice appreciating, root-beer float guzzling, otherwise ice-cream disliker, chick-flick frequenter, closet watcher of cute animal and talent videos, and delighter in a really good story. Bonus points if it has elements of mystery or honesty/truths of real life.

There’s more, but some things should be left a surprise wouldn’t you agree? ♥

It Would Be Nice to Meet You Too

I like meeting people (preferably in safe, quiet, cosy locations) and so would love to meet you, dear readers. Put links in the comments of your Websites, Facebook pages, Twitter accounts, Instagrams… whatever it is. I look forward to what I discover. I hope you found something interesting here too.

Take care,



Connect with me | Social Media: 

Instagram: @jmm_author
Instagram (Travel Photos): @jmm_travels
Twitter: @jmm_author
Goodreads: J.M. Marcotte
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JMMarcotteAuthor/

If you’re interested in poetry you may find a collection of my work here: https://www.facebook.com/J.M.CollectedPoems/

And if you’re curious to see the idea boards for my novels you may see them on Pinterest here: https://www.pinterest.com/jmm_author/

*PS. The picture link to this page came from a winter getaway to Chamonix, France. The most delightful ice cream and crepe stop is in the background. ♥