About

Jeff ColemanHi! My name is Jeff. I write modern literary fantasy for children and adults.

We have some things in common, you and I. Like you, I’m attracted to stories that uncover the extraordinary circumstances that regularly hide in the shadow of ordinary life. Like you, I discovered long ago that β€œordinary” is only a thin veneer, that if you but scratch the surface you’ll unearth strange and wondrous worlds that have lain under our noses for aeons, waiting only for us to stumble on them by accident.

I write for children because these other worlds have not yet been hidden from them. I write for adults because they have.

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24 thoughts on “About”

  1. Came across after reading a post flagged by Christian Mihai. The story I read was fabulous. No doubt about it. You are an incredibly talented writer.

  2. Hi Jeff, thanks for coming by my blog so I could meet you. Your passion for writing shines through in your bio and I can’t wait to read more of your posts. Cheers from a like-minded blogger in Australia.

  3. I’m glad to have come across your blog (via Cristian Mihai). Like the others above, I like your bio. I was also impressed with opening of The Others so I’ve just pre-ordered the Kindle edition.

  4. “I’ll write anyway, whether I have an audience of one million, one thousand, one hundred, or one. In the end, I write because it’s what I was made to do. Anything else is icing on the cake. Whether I die having made a living through my stories or through a more β€œordinary” job, I will die a writer.”
    ABSOLUTELY! You hit the nail on the head here!
    I wandered over from the Christian Mihai reblog, although I’ve been following for a little while. Just introducing myself!

  5. Also enjoyed your short story, definitely my type of fantasy. What we see is SO not everything that is happening in the universe, in other dimensions, etc. Thanks for bringing that cool thought to life in The Sign, and sending it to me! You have great taste in books, and a good knack for matching that style. πŸ™‚ Take care and looking forward to seeing what else you do.

  6. Hi Jeff!

    Finally had the opportunity to visit your blog. I just wanted to stop by and say thank you for visiting my blog! It’s always good to find someone who loves reading Neil Gaiman! =)

  7. Hello Jeff, thanks so much for stopping by and reading my review on Coraline.

    Your bio is the best I’ve ever read, and I can tell simply by that, that you have a great talent for writing. I have no doubts that you will succeed in making it your profession (even if it’s a second one – because let’s face it, royalties don’t pay the big bucks).

    I’ve subscribed and I look forward to reading more of your posts.

    All the best
    ~ CiSu (Jess)

    1. Jess, thank you! That means a lot to me. I’ve actually been feeling really discouraged for a while. I sometimes wonder if anybody cares about what I write, or if I’m just writing to a vacuum. Comments like this encourage me a great deal πŸ™‚

      1. Aww well always glad to lend encouragement where needed! Easy as it is when it comes to someone as talented as yourself.

        Even if you do write just for yourself, never feel like it’s not worth it, you, are the most important person in your live. Enjoy what you love, no matter what.

  8. Hi Jeff – thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting. Checked out your blog as well. Very nice. Looking forward to seeing future posts. BTW – enjoyed your flash fiction.

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