Jem McCusker

About Jem

Jem McCusker is a Middle Grade and New Adult author best known for her Historical Paranormal Romance and Middle Grade Fantasy books.

When she’s not learning yoga via you tube she can be found herding small children to various music lessons and sports activities.

In between writing and reading she mentors teens in Creative Writing.

Her debut novel, Stone Guardians and the Rise of Eden was launched in December 2018 and is available here.

Jem’s other works include The Tales of Barnley Forest: The Golden Child, a short story for children aged four to twelve.

The Last Druid is Jem’s first venture into Historical Paranormal romance and was released in September 2019. It is here we are introduced to our troubled hero, Declan O’Connor and the pragmatic Clara. Their journey continues in Crossfire releasing later this year.

Jem McCusker at Ipswich Library_Image by Ipswich First
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how it started

Jem's story...

I’m Jem McCusker, author of the Stone Guardians and the Rise of Eden, book one of the Stone Guardians Fantasy Series.

I live in Brisbane, Australia with my husband and our two children. My eldest son, Sean asked me to tell him a story instead of reading one. I didn’t know where to start so I asked him what it should be about. He said he wanted it to be in Ireland because that’s where daddy is from and granny and granda too. Right, I thought, no pressure here. I’d half thrown something together in my head when he then requested it be about a frog.

As it goes, I managed to craft up a little something that has a taste of Ireland and a quirky frog with long legs and personality to spare. I enjoyed the story so much that I created a cast of  accompanying characters, a dash of humour, a lot of adventure and a large dose of imagination.

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