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First Name Jerena
Last Name Tobiasen
Member Since January 13, 2019
City Burnaby
State British Columbia
Country Canada
Pen Name Jerena Tobiasen
Branch Affiliation Select One
Website http://jerenatobiasen.ca/
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Bio Award winning author, Jerena Tobiasen retired from a legal career in 2015. Since then, she has published three historical novels - The Crest, The Emerald and The Destiny - collectively The Prophecy saga. Jerena enhances her writing by travelling to foreign lands, visiting museums and libraries, conducting interviews, and travelling in the footsteps of her characters. Her experiences and discoveries enrich the authenticity of her stories. In 2019, Jerena travelled extensively through southern Europe, northern Africa, the Arctic and the Middle East collecting data for new stories. Many of Jerena's short stories and poems have been published in the Royal City Literary Arts Society e-magazine 'Wordplay at Work', as well as on her website jtobiasen.ca. Jerena is a member of The Writers' Union of Canada, the Canadian Authors Association, the Federation of BC Writers and the Royal City Literary Arts Society.
Publications The Prophecy Saga: The Crest, Book I The Emerald, Book II The Destiny, Book III Various poems and short stories published in Wordplay at Work, an e-zine publication by Royal City Literary Arts Society since 2017
Other Memberships Federation of BC Writers Royal City Literary Arts Society The Writers' Union of Canada
Awards The Prophecy (saga): winner of the Independent Press Award, 2020 Distinguished Favourite, Historical Fiction Series; 2020 Finalist in the Next Generation Indie Book Awards, Series (Fiction); Canada Book Awards winner The Destiny: winner of Readers' Favorite 2020 Bronze Medal for Historical Fiction The Prophecy: Readers' Favorite 5-Star Review for each of The Crest, The Emerald and The Destiny The Emerald: Hemingway Award for 20th Century Wartime Fiction, First Place 2021
Contests The Blue Boots, shortlisted - Surrey International Writers Conference, 2018
Genres e-Book, Freelance, History, Speculative, Young Adult
Available For Readings, Presentations, Workshops, Book Club Meetings, Speaking Engagements