Hello! So you’re interested in little ol’ me?
I’m Selenity Jade, which is an online persona of a very real person. That’s a picture of me at my super cool day job. (I’m the one with the purple hat.)
I’ve been Selenity Jade online for probably 18 years now. Nope, I am not exaggerating. In fact, I once got recognized in World of Warcraft around 10 years ago from someone who knew my name for my fanfiction stories. Even the Internet can be a small world sometimes!
I hope you’ll forgive me for using my online name. It’s way cooler than my legal name and I try to keep my online presence separate from my real life. In this case, I’m keeping business separate from personal.
I am in no way hiding my real name or my online persona from each other as over the last two decades, they’ve kind of merged. If anyone desperately wants my real name, I have included my personal Facebook account below.
About Me (Selenity Jade)
I’m a coffee addict, avid (and obsessive) reader, planner nerd, barn and feral cat rescuer, gamer, and writer who happens to work with horses and gets paid crap for it. I love my day job though. Playing with racehorses every single morning is freaking amazing!
As a very anxious introvert who loves animals who they love me right back, I’m often seen walking around the barns with a cat (or five) following me.
I claimed the name Selenity Jade in 1999, I believe, and I will always be Selenity Jade. In fact, I am the ONLY Selenity Jade on the net! I can always find it available on social media or as a username. It started as a pen name and became who I am online.
I built my first website around 2001 and I had to learn HTML to do it. It was challenging, time-consuming and so fun.
I started book blogging about five years ago but a huge, dramatic change in my life caused that to be put on hold. My cousin currently runs my site, but I loved it. It let me continue writing except I was writing to help people discover new books instead of writing cheesy Dragonball Z romance fanfiction, no matter how popular it was.
Selenity Jade in 2019 (Now)
In December 2018, I decided to stop screwing around and joined a platform called Wealthy Affiliate. I needed to learn how to create a successful blog in today’s online world and monetize it. After seeing some seriously expensive and scammy, pushy programs out there, this platform was a breath of fresh air.
Currently, I have three websites online. Working seven days a week is hard, but I’m at a stress-free job loving on racehorses. What more could a girl want? I basically throw money away rescuing cats and kittens around the barns who need help, as well as participate and advocate in the TNR of community and feral cats. I volunteer for a local cat non-profit. Also, I now currently work online part-time, writing and blogging, basically building my business. This includes managing two Facebook pages and one Facebook group as well as a few other social media accounts.
I read. I am single. A woman. A mama to two wonderful cats, three barn cats, and multiple foster cats. I am in the southern United States, far from family and friends, but we speak often. This is my life. I love it!
How I Discovered the Love of Reading
I actually don’t remember a time when I wasn’t a reader. As far back as I can remember, I was always reading. I devoured school reading assignments in a day. But I never really felt that I was a reader until I picked up my very first series, The Babysitters Club. I don’t even remember how old I was.
From there I read Judy Blume and other similar authors. Then, strangely enough, I jumped straight into Piers Anthony’s Xanth series. From there it was a short step to other fantasy such as Mercedes Lackey’s Heralds of Valdemar series, Anne McCaffrey’s Dragonriders of Pern series, and many others. I devoured Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time series, Melanie Rawn’s Dragon Prince series, and Kate Elliott’s Crown of Stars series.
I started to realize that all my favorite books and series contained one key element: romance. So I finally opened a romance novel but because I was such a fantasy lover I started with paranormal romances. After that, I devoured anything romance, which is my current reading addiction.
Of course, back then, I was reading paper books and I absolutely refused to get an e-reader at first. But life got in the way, and I found myself buying one when I changed my job. When one moves around the country in the course of her work with racehorses, one cannot keep relocating an entire library. Enter the e-reader.
Why Did I Create E-readers by Jade?
Faced with a dilemma, I did a lot of research about e-readers. With so many devices out there, which e-reader would be the best one for me? What does all the technical stuff really mean?
I made my choice. But I often see other people ask this question when first deciding to go electronic. Some people need a device easy on the eyes, some need cheaper, some want waterproof or no glare. Some people prefer a tablet. Most readers don’t understand all the technical specifications either and some of us don’t even care!
So I decided to compare different devices and brands and reading apps all on one site to make shopping and comparing them so much easier. I include the occasional announcement, programs, and services retailers offer so you all can get the most out of your digital reading experience.
I decided to do this without going into all the technical specifications as I just want it to do what I need. In fact, I don’t need the fastest speed or refresh page speed. Just as long as it WORKS, I am happy. And I found out that I’m not the only one who feels this way.
Thus, E-readers by Jade was born.
Thanks so much for reading about me!
If you ever need a hand or have any questions, feel free to leave them below or email me as I will be more than happy to help.
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