About The Storyteller

Welcome, dusty traveller, to the Last House before the Misty Mountains. Your journey ahead is hard, but come and rest awhile. The song of Elves rings through Rivendell, and the whisper of the trees in the cool air invites you to stay. 
And I, Jane, the Misty Maiden, beg you to rest your weary feet and listen to my tales.

I have many stories to tell, all the Elven folk do, but I am aspiring to write them down so that many can read them. Ah, but you tell me that you have heard of me and wish to know more? Very well, I will tell you a little of the Misty Maiden...

First and foremost, Jesus is my Lord and Saviour, and I seek to follow His will for my life.

I live in New South Wales, Australia....Ahem, sorry, the land of Rivendell. Ever since I can remember I've loved books and adventures. I have a collection of various weapons about which I am probably a little too crazy.

Hmmm, some random facts you may not know about me...

I'm fifteen, and have a bad habit of mind-blanking when people ask how old I am.

I only went to school for one term of kindergarten before we started homeschooling. And homeschooling is the best ever, 'cause you can follow your interests...and do your work days in advance and have a day off!

I love books, and am a really fast reader. And that leads me to the next fact...

I really like writing. I never planned on being a writer, it just kinda happened. I don't have all the "Oh, I wrote stories since I was five" and all that. I don't even remember why I started. Sometimes I think that I had some problem with my brain when I did...Once a writer, always a writer. I made a choice, and just one choice can transform you.

I have a talent for memorising around half of a book's dialogue in the form of short quotes. It would be interesting to find out how much of my conversation was actually original. Most people don't actually realise when I'm quoting, but that just makes it funnier.

I am a hilariously funny joker. Put me in a group of people I know well, and I'll be the person cracking all the bad jokes and making terrible puns (that no one gets) and generally making people laugh. I also use sarcasm too much for my own good.

I eat a lot. At tea/dinner I eat as much as my dad...if not more... :)

I got all the musical talent in the family. I've played the flute for a couple of years now, and am learning guitar. I kind of know piano, not very well though. And just recently I got a violin! Pretty cool.

I can raise one eyebrow! Yay! It took me a while but I worked out how and now I can raise both eyebrows individually, and often do without trying. I have some weird facial expressions. 

I'd really love to have a real sword. I just have this obsession with weapons but the only real one I have is a fishing knife, and it's really sharp, so that's pretty cool. I do have a 45 pound draw weight recurve bow and I'm not too bad a shot...

I geek/fangirl about things really easily. For example, a little while back I watched The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian with my cousin, and I started obsessing over Caspian's accent...so my cousin and I went through the movie, watching all his lines over and over until I could quote basically all of them, with the Spanish accent, too. And then when my sister came three days later...we watched it again, just 'cause it was so cool, and then she'd get all the quotes.
So yeah. I get obsessed with things like that.
I'm just that kinda weird nerdy person.

I can mimic some people when I'm not trying (and sometimes when I am). As far as I can remember I have done: Elisabeth Swan (Pirates of the Caribbean), Chewy and Jar Jar Binks (Star Wars), Matt Meese (Studio C, I can also do Mallory when she's the aww yeah lady), the random dude (his name might be Bob) from Horrible History who does the weather forecast thing, my cousin Jessica, Dobby the House Elf (Harry Potter, although I got what his voice sounds like from Studio C 'cause I haven't watched the HP movies), Gollum and Pippin (Lord Of the Rings), the Tenth Doctor (Doctor Who), Prince Caspian (The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian), and because my Dad read aloud the Brotherband books to my sisters and me, I can also mimic the voices he gave them! But sadly I can only do it when I'm not trying, or -for the book characters- if I'm reading their books out loud.
There's probably some other people/characters that I've forgotten, but you get the picture...

I'm not a clean, neat person. I know people who are, in fact, I share a room with someone who is and sometimes it annoys her when I go for ages without sorting out my clean washing and putting it away. I have a messy pile of notebooks that are all filled with random bits and pieces of story ideas, a drawer overflowing with my music stuff (the guitar isn't in it), and a bookshelf that is stuffed with books and...stuff...

I don't get cold easily. I did the other month at eight pm or something when I was just wearing a t-shirt and trousers on stage, outside, playing my flute for our Christmas carols. It was really windy, and it was night, and it hadn't occurred to me to bring something warm.
But getting hot? Now, I'm an expert at that.

Tolkien is one of the best authors ever. If you disagree you are wrong. He is. Forget about the movies, the books are amazing. I don't mind the movies, but they're no where near as good. The best part of them is the music. I like the music, it's quite nice really...

I reckon parkour is cool. Not that I can do it. I can partially run up walls, and I'm better at it than some people I know, but maybe that's just because I don't mind making a fool of myself and giving it a go. It's still cool anyway.

I am the third oldest of six kids. I have three sisters (2 older, 1 younger) and two younger brothers. I'm probably a bad influence on my two-year-old-little-sister...it was me who taught her to say bow, arrow, sword, knife, Bilbo, Frodo, Legolas, Pippin, Merry, Sam and other such things... :) But as I said before, Tolkien is great, so why not start at an early age?

But now, I have gone on for long enough...pray tell me the tales of your own adventures and enjoy your stay! :)

|| Jane Maree ||


  1. It's so cool that you are a big family, homeschooled, Christian girl who loves writing! We are practically twins! =D I'm so excited to get to know you through your blog!!!

    And, by the way, your photo is lovely! =)

    1. Same here! Hope you enjoy reading my posts. You've actually come along at a really good time because I've just finished my serial blog story, and am starting a new one! So you won't be joining in right at the middle somewhere.

      Thanks. :)

  2. Wow, I just love your header!! Your blog design is very nice. :)
    Anyway, I'm glad I came across your blog, and I hope to read some more from you.
    //Emily A Purpose and A Promise

    1. Thanks Emily!
      I hope you'll have a great stay and will have fun with my serial blog story. Today's is actually the third part so it might be easier to understand if you check out the first two (on the 'Swords, Sails + Scoundrels page) and read through them as well.
      Glad to have new followers! :D

  3. Tolkien is the best! I love his stuff! I was homeschooled and am the oldest of nine in a Christian family. And I love to write too. ;)

    1. Glad we can agree on that irrefutable fact. xD That's so cool! I love getting to 'meet' new homeschooled, big family writers! :)

  4. Hi Jane

    Thank you for helping me out on my 'blogging help' post. Your comment prompted me to venture off into the world of my comment settings, where I eventually fixed the problem.

    It would be a lot of fun to find someone who has read the same books as you, and similarly, enjoys learning the dialogue and then having a conversation with an unaware third party that involves you and your friends splurring out book quotes.

    Is there a downside to being home schooled, in your opinion?


    1. So glad to have helped. :)

      In my opinion - no, not really. It's a great life-style and I completely plan to homeschool my own kids, Lord willing.

  5. I can raise my eyebrows individually too! It took me months to master though!! xD Tolkien is one of the best authors ever, you are correct! Lol. But I think Samuel Schiller is right up there with him!

    1. Yes cool! :D
      Tolkien is so amazing. *forever fangirls*

    2. *Squeals* Too bad you live so far away, it would be so much fun to have a Lord of the Rings marathon!!! XD

  6. *waves* I found your blog and omw I love your intro! (and for some reason, I have that same problem: I rarely get cold. My family calls me a human heater xD)


    audrey caylin

    1. Hi! *waves back* Yay! I keep meaning to update this page, but I haven't gotten around to it yet, but you seem to like it soo... :P *procrastinating*
      (Yess for human heaters *high fives*)

      Thanks for stopping by, Audrey. <3

  7. Hello there, (may I call you Jane?)! I am so excited that I found your blog! I am a homeschooled Christian girl who has five siblings, and Tolkien is the BEST! Weapons are awesome! I have a bow, and am hoping to get a real hunting knife soon. It's so cool that you live in Australia!!! :-)

    1. Heyo! (Yes you certainly may. :D) Woohoo that's so cool!
      Homeschooled Chistian girl, five siblings - wow we're like twins. xD
      Oooh yes weapons. They're epic. *nods*

  8. BTW, I am following you on Pinterest under my mom's name, Katey Kendall. My board is called Makenna, and it has all the nerdy pins on it. :-D

    1. Ooh ooh okay. *goes to check you out*

  9. Hahaha! :-D Yes, we have quite a few similarities. :-)


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