Author1 Kat Jaske - Upper Arlington High School and Wake Forest University
Can one woman save a
Run run run
When did I write my book, For Honor?
In case you were wondering, I had just finished For Honor and the second novel called Gambit For Love of a Queen before I got to France. Naturally I ended up tweaking them some after I got back from France. I also started on Righting Time and eventually went on to finish Out of Phase.
All of these swashbuckling books feature lady musketeer Laurel d’Anlass and the musketeers.
What if Jala really is from the future and the fate of her future does depend on convincing Laurel and the 17th-century musketeers of that truth? Read Excerpts ->>>
Upper Arlington High School graduate, summa cum laude. Ohio
- Helped Upper Arlington High School cross-country team win the 1990 state championship
- Also ran at the state track competition in the 4 X 800 meter relay
- Wake Forest University - Bachelors degree in English and Psychology. Graduated magna cum laude in 3 and a half years.
- UNLV - Master of Education
- Teacher of French and English in Green Valley High School in Henderson, NV.
- Enjoys running, sport fencing, singing
Some twenty-nine and more years ago I was born at the Ohio State University Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. If you want the exact date it’s October 17. My younger sister, Karen Renee Jaske, was born about 4 years after me.
How did I get interested
in French and The Three Musketeers?
My junior year in high school, in French class, Stephanie (a good friend of mine) and I were so inspired by Alexandre Dumas’ Trois Mousquetaires that we were reading in French that we did a three part illustrated “spoof”, a Spaceballs type thing, in French.
Author and mother
My outlook on life? As a teacher it is my desire to instill in all those around me, especially my students, a love of learning, and to teach the ability to think and question and discover for themselves. Call it a variant on "to thine own self be true"- William Shakespeare.
Personally, I consistently strive to accentuate the positive and to leave my corner of the world a little better place than I came to it, whether it be by a hug, a smile, a few words of encouragement, some tutoring, or a thousand other small things one can do.
I'm constantly having the opportunity to give of my time
It is my goal to continue to cultivate an optimisitc attitude and better love my neighbors; like the three musketeers, I strive to remember that we are all in this together, that it truly is tous pour un et un pour tous (all for one and one for all), and, moreover, that we are here to help each other stand a little taller, be a little happier, or be just a bit better than we were before.
The author fencing in France
Gambit For Love of a
All books by Kat Jaske are available online from Amazon and from the author.
QUIZ: What do these people have to do with the author?
>>President Ronald Reagan
My grandfather was a friend of Ronald Reagan
in High School in Dixon, Ill. We have a year book signed by Ronald Reagan.
>>Tim Duncan (basketball)
>>Andy Bloom (Olympics)
I was on the Wake Forest Track Team for three years with Andy Bloom who won 4th place in the shot in the Olympics in Sydney in 2000.
>>Francie Goodridge (Olympics)
Card (An award-winning Sci-Fi and Fantasy author)
>>Marc Blucas (actor), played Riley Finn on "Buffy the Vampire Slayer."
I went to college with Marc, a scholar athlete who played basketball at Wake Forest.
My parents had me attend Learning Unlimited schools from Kindergarten through fifth grade. When I was ten I left private school and transferred to Hastings Middle School in Upper Arlington. While I was there, I took up the piano and continued my violin lessons. I also participated in soccer and then eventually cross-country, track, and choir. (I have this need to be busy, very busy, in case you haven't noticed.)
As far as school goes, suffice it to say I did well. I was always on honor roll and was in advanced classes. Of course they wouldn’t let me take French again till 8th grade because of the bureaucracy of the system, and when I finally took the French course, it was almost the exact same course I had completed back in 5th grade. (French was still the same language.) Sometimes I really don’t get red tape and the so-called way things must be done.
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