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Writing has always been a favourite activity for J.C. Kavanagh. Early career days revolved around the newspaper business as journalist and photographer and J.C. worked her way up to the role of Editor. She was instrumental in launching a small newspaper, reporting local news and photographing people, events, sports games and the occasional crotchety politician. Her focus later shifted to the private sector, where, for 20 years, she worked in communications and marketing. In 2014, an unexpected business restructuring put a halt to her career and J.C., with the support of her partner, Ian, jumped full-time into creative writing - what she calls her word movies. Since that time, she has written 10 books, though The Twisted Climb is her first foray into the young adult genre. J.C. lives in a small town in Ontario, Canada, and finds copious writing ideas from the wooded areas and wildlife surrounding her property, and even while harnessing the winds on Georgian Bay’s pristine waters. You can reach J.C. on Facebook at, on Twitter at or via e-mail at



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