Reality is overrated. We can probably all agree on that.
But CREATING reality? That’s something else again.
JB Caine has been writing and creating stories for as long as she can remember. Even as a child, words were her favorite playmates, her closest confidantes, and her first love.
That love led her to read everything she could get her hands on, but her greatest passion has always been for the worlds beyond those we can see: the worlds of fantasy, the paranormal, and the struggle between darkness and light in the human (or not so human!) spirit.
From the pages of fantasy writers like J. R. R. Tolkien and Piers Anthony, Caine learned that description and world building are the meat and potatoes of any tale. From hundreds of volumes of Nancy Drew mysteries, she learned that suspense is the spice that makes readers’ mouths water. And from the thousands of other writers of every genre whose books have passed through her hands, she learned that deep, rich, and diverse characters are the secret sauce that pulls the whole meal together.
Her love of words drew her into a career as an English teacher, and over her 30 years in the public school system, her students became her muses and her inspiration, and their voices became the building blocks for real, relatable characters and genuine dialogue. Her Arcana series, a YA Paranormal trilogy, is their legacy as much as it is hers.
Creating our own personal universes, which we can mold into fantasyscapes or darkened horrors, populated with angels, demons, and everything in between? Now THAT’s a world worth living in: the world of storytelling.
And JB invites you to be her guest.
Did you know that
JB Caine is currently writing an ongoing high-fantasy, D&D-inspired novel in REAL TIME over at Kindle Vella? You can check it out here!
JB Caine is
Finishing up a 30-year run as a high-school teacher! Her students will miss her, as she will miss them, but we cannot wait to see what new and grand adventures await us! She may be retiring from teaching, but we are not finished learning from her yet!