January 3, 2018

Please enjoy this small taster from my novel, Bittersweet:


The two old timber doors of the cellar, which sat under the high point of the curved overpass, were painted with the same green paint Dad had chosen when he first bought this place. Though it was fla...

December 6, 2017

The very first unveiling of my book baby BITTERSWEET!

For you, right now, is the first chapter of the novel. Nowhere else (yet) is this available.

I hope you enjoy!


Jacquie Underdown

Chapter 1

Amy Jenkins couldn’t get away from Alpine Ridge fast enough. She press...

August 15, 2017

For the last year, I've been working on a secret project - a young-adult novel called After Life.

Now is the time to reveal the cover, and it's so damn pretty.


What do you think? Isn't it stunning?

She can see the dead, but that’s the least of her problems ...

All Zo...

June 12, 2017

Ariana breathes in deeply, jumps, and plunges feet first into the pond alongside Hadeon. The water is like a knife scraping the flesh from her bones as she tunnels deep into the icy water.

The shock is torturous, and despite her best attempts, her body squeezes all bre...

June 1, 2017

I always like to write a little post for the general public, writers and readers alike that might inspire you or perhaps change your perception in a positive way.

So please make a tea or coffee, find a quiet place and read this through to the end. Or save it until you h...

May 30, 2017

1.     Unstitched is the fourth book I had published, but it is a much worked version of the very first book I ever wrote. In its life, it has experienced about fifteen complete rewrites, not to mention edits and the like.

2.     The title of Un...

May 21, 2017

Find your passion, make it your job, and you’ll never have to work a day in your life. You’ve heard that quote or similar. But can that passion go too far and become something more? Something that resembles an addiction?

Nine years ago, blessedly (and, at times, not so...

August 24, 2016

Catch Me a Cowboy is available now!

The biggest risks yield the greatest gains—especially in the game of love.

Emily Wolfe, real estate agent to the elite, is tired of being alone. So when she gets a chance to compete on a reality dating show she decides to risk it all f...

August 18, 2016

Nothing can divide a room quicker than reality television.

You either love it, or you pretend not to.

For a people watcher (aka author) like myself, I’m firmly in the love camp. Give me The Block, MasterChef, Famer Wants a Wife or The Bachelor, and I’ll gladly have my ey...

July 19, 2016

One hundred years ago today on 19 July 1916, over 5,500 Australian soldiers became casualties during the Battle of Fromelles. Over 2000 were killed in action or died from their wounds and 400 were captured. Losing this many soldiers from a single division in a twenty-f...

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