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YWW Southern Oregon: Jadie Jones
November 16, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
It’s Not Just the Hero’s Journey: How to Craft a Villain to Believe In
Our next meeting at the Library in Grants Pass (200 NW C St, Grants Pass, OR 97526) from 10:30 am – noon will be held on Saturday, Nov. 16th. We’ll continue meeting there on the third Saturday of the month at the library in GP.
It takes two to tango. In the same way, it also takes two to drive a story: your protagonist, and what – often who – they’re up against in pursuit of their goal. This presentation will explore the importance of the antagonist’s role in plot and character development, and why it’s often harder – and crucial for your story as a whole – to develop your villain to be someone your readers can truly believe in.
About Jadie Jones
Georgia native Jadie Jones first began working for a horse farm at twelve years old, her love of horses matched only by her love of books. Her grandfather, nicknamed Casey Jones at a young age by local law enforcement for his habit of hopping trains, would sit with Jadie in an old blue chair and spin tales of the Choctaw nation and a girl who ran wild with feral horses. These stories would stay fresh in Jadie’s mind long into adulthood.
Jadie went on to acquire a B.A. in equine business management from St. Andrews University, and worked for competitive horse farms along the east coast. The need to spin tales of her own followed wherever she went. She and her family now live on a small horse farm in Oregon’s Rogue River Valley. She is currently penning southern gothic thrillers under her legal name, and this work is represented by the Ann Rittenberg Literary Agency. Her debut thriller sold to Pegasus Books, and will release in May, 2020. The first two titles from her fantasy series – The Hightower Trilogy – have ranked on Amazon’s genre best-selling lists. The first edition of book one in the series (MOONLIT) was named a top-5 finalist for the Frank Yerby Award for fiction, and the second edition (WILDWOOD) was the winner of the international Equus Film Festival’s Best Equine Fiction award.