One rainy afternoon when she was twelve Angelique discovered both Bruce Springsteen and Stephen King for the first time. Looking back, she admits she may have missed some of the themes contained in The River album and The Shining, but both had a profound effect on her. She wanted to do what they did: create pictures with words.
After getting a degree in languages, travelling the world, raising a family, and working as a business journalist, she went back to school and studied English Literature and Media Studies.
In 2018, she published her first novel Jesse’s Smile with Small Black Cat Media. Since then, she’s continued to write contemporary gay (MM) romance and her academic research in fan studies and the queerification of popular fiction characters by fans.
Angelique is owned by three cats, three adult children, two temperamental computers, and a very patient boyfriend (not a partridge in a pear tree). She’s also pierced, painted, pansexual, and proud. When she’s not writing (or swearing at her computer) she likes cold champagne, hot coffee, neat whiskey, loud Springsteen, and the Winchester brothers kicking butt.
Find me on social media:
Facebook Author Page: Angelique R Jurd Writer
Facebook Reader Group: Cocktails & Denim
Mastodon: Angelique Jurd