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About Jemi

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Jemi Fraser writes both fiction and nonfiction. Her nonfiction work focuses on the ways that dementia has impacted her family. Her fiction work varies from contemporary romance to suspense and flash fiction. Years as a teacher have taught Jemi that life is short and that happy endings are a must.

 

Jemi lives in Northern Ontario, Canada where snow is always a topic of conversation and the autumn leaves make everything better.

 

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Why Dementia?

A few years ago, our family was knocked flat by dementia – a disease none of us knew anything about. We’re an immigrant family with no elderly relatives nearby to showcase the differences between normal aging and dementia.

 

We were suddenly faced with two family members dealing with dementia, denying dementia, and demanding independence.

 

We’ve made all kinds of mistakes. We’ve learned all kinds of lessons.

 

While we’re not medical professionals or experts, we want to share our story, share our tips to help others who are facing the same questions.

 

Is it dementia?

How do we keep them safe?

How do we protect their dignity?

How do we keep everyone happy?

How do we keep on dancing when faced with such a difficult disease?

 

We’re still learning, still growing, still making mistakes. But most importantly, we’re still dancing. And we’re waiting for you to join us!

Why Romance?

The world can be a difficult and challenging place. It can be full of heartache and horrors. It can also be full of love and joy. Surprising beauty and random acts of kindness await around many of life’s corners

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I love focusing on these positives.

 

In Bloo Moose, Vermont, you’ve find a quirky town nestled on the edge of Bloo Moose Lake. A town where fishing and boating are almost as important as love and laughter.

 

Bloo Moose romances are filled with heart, hope, humour, and a splash of suspense. The people are hard-working and determined to find love … unless they’re determined to NOT find love. And that’s even more fun!

 

I hope you enjoy your visits to Bloo Moose where happy endings are a must!

Why Short Stories?

It took me years to try writing short fiction. Most of the stories that pop into my head are based on relationships between characters. Relationships filled with challenges that take a while to figure out.

 

Then I found a prompt for an anthology contest. A crime story with the theme of Time. I was immediately intrigued. The characters popped quickly in my head. Far too many characters for a short story of 4000 words. Right? Wrong!

 

The story came together quickly and was accepted into the Tick Tock: A Stitch In Crime anthology.

 

Since then, I’ve started writing more short fiction (check the Just Jemi blog for #WEP flash fiction challenges). They’re a lot of fun and I see more in the future!

Why Public Speaking?

I was the shy, awkward kid hiding in the corner of the classroom. The kid who never, ever put up a hand to answer a question. The kid who flushed crimson when forced to speak at all in class. The kid who was terrified of public speaking.

 

Because of that, I worked hard to create a method that helped my students overcome their fears of public speaking. A method that helps all kids (and some adults too!) learn to write and present an effective speech.

 

Speaking effectively to others is a survival skill in this world. The upcoming book will help teachers, parents, and students overcome fears, speak confidently, and have fun!