About Jemima Pett

Introduction, 2010

The writing career of Jemima Pett can be traced back to when she was 8 years old.  The evidence is a small booklet found in her mother’s box of treasures, written in a very childish hand, entitled The Little Stream.  Jemima has created articles and event reports for newsletters and magazines ever since, but early fiction attempts failed for want of suitable inspiration: characters and plot eluded her.  She had a career in business and in environmental research which kept her chained to a desk for many years. Determined to keep writing, she ended up doing manuals, reports, science papers, blogs, journals, anything and everything that kept the words flowing.  Finally the characters jumped into her head with stories that needed to be told….

She now lives in a village in Norfolk with her guinea pigs, the first of whom, Fred, George, Victor and Hugo, provided the inspiration for her stories.

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In around 2012 this little tool said I wrote like J K Rowling.  My c2015 short story “Glory of Calella” was analysed as…


I write like
Ursula K. Le Guin

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In 2016 put in one of my Viridian series flash fictions and it came out like Victor Nabokov!  In 2020 I got one J K Rowling (Calling) and one P G Wodehouse (Grave Mistake).

Well, it gives you an idea.  I guess I now write like me.

Introduction, 2020

I’ve been an independent author now for over ten years, with fifteen titles published, and plenty more in the notebook waiting to be written.

Most of my books have been for middle grade (children 9-12+) readers simply because their characters are based on my pets. The main series seems to have attracted mostly adults who like clean mystery adventures with a touch of fantasy.

My favourite genre is science fiction, but I also like other aspects of speculative fiction. My aim is to use my environmental training to create some really interesting speculative fiction to help inspire transitions in the real world.

I now live in Hampshire with my guinea pigs, the first of whom, Fred, George, Victor and Hugo, provided the inspiration for the Princelings stories.  Where Pete and the Swede came from is another story!

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8 thoughts on “About Jemima Pett

  1. You are a wonderful example in persistence. How wonderful that after years of writing, writing, your characters came to life.

  2. I knew I would find a picture of your guinea pig!! Sandy, from sandysanderellasmusings….thank you for sharing your morning with me, mine is similar with my cat! I enjoyed visiting your blog very much!

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