Jae (author)

Jae (real name Sandra Gerth; born March 19, 1978 in Müllheim) is a German author of lesbian fiction. Her work is published in English as well as in German.

Jae at the Frankfurt Book Fair 2018

Early life and educationEdit

Jae grew up in the southwestern corner of Germany and started writing at the age of eleven. She graduated from the University of Freiburg in 2004 with a degree in psychology. She worked as a psychologist until 2013, when she started writing full-time.[1] She is also the senior editor at Ylva Publishing, one of the largest lesbian fiction publishing houses in the world.[2]

Writing career and awardsEdit

Her writing career began in 2007, when she published the first edition of Backwards to Oregon with L-Book ePublisher, a now-defunct publishing house. In 2012, she joined Ylva Publishing.[3] She mostly writes lesbian romances across all subgenres, including contemporary romance, historical romance, paranormal romance, and romantic suspense. She writes her novels in English and then translates them into her native language, German.[4]

Her works won numerous awards, among them:

  • 2009: Lesbian Fiction Readers Choice Award for Second Nature (first edition)
  • 2010: eLit Award (silver) in the category Gay/Lesbian for Second Nature (first edition)[5]
  • 2010: Golden Crown Literary Society Award in the category Historical Romance for Backwards to Oregon (first edition)[6]
  • 2010: Golden Crown Literary Society Award in the category Romantic Suspense for Next of Kin (first edition)[6]
  • 2010: Golden Crown Literary Society Award in the category Speculative Fiction for Second Nature (first edition)[6]
  • 2010: Rainbow Award for Excellence (first place) for Conflict of Interest (first edition)
  • 2010: Rainbow Award for Excellence (third place) for Next of Kin (first edition)
  • 2011: Lesbian Fiction Readers Choice Award for Hidden Truths (first edition)
  • 2012: eLit Award (silver) in the category Gay/Lesbian for Something in the Wine[7]
  • 2012: Golden Crown Literary Society Award in the category Historical Romance for Hidden Truths (first edition)[8]
  • 2014: Golden Crown Literary Society Award in the category Anthology for Beyond the Trail[9]
  • 2014: Rainbow Award (second place) in the category Best Lesbian Contemporary and Erotic Romance for Departure from the Script[10]
  • 2014: Rainbow Award (second place) in the category Best Lesbian Paranormal Romance for True Nature[10]
  • 2015: Rainbow Award (third place) in the category Best Lesbian Contemporary and Erotic Romance for Under a Falling Star[11]
  • 2016: Golden Crown Literary Society Award in the category Paranormal/Horror for Good Enough to Eat[12]
  • 2016: Rainbow Award (third place) in the category Best Lesbian Contemporary and Erotic Romance for Just Physical[13]
  • 2016: Rainbow Award (third place) in the category Best Lesbian Historical & Paranormal Romance for Shaken to the Core[13]
  • 2017: Golden Crown Literary Society Award in the category Historical Fiction for Shaken to the Core[14]
  • 2017: Rainbow Award (first place) in the category Best Lesbian Contemporary and Erotic Romance for Heart Trouble[15]
  • 2017: Rainbow Award (second place) in the category Best Lesbian Contemporary and Erotic Romance for Falling Hard[15]
  • 2018: eLit Award (silver) in the category LGBT Fiction for Perfect Rhythm[16]
  • 2018: Golden Crown Literary Society Award in the category Contemporary Romance – Long Novels for Perfect Rhythm[17]
  • 2018: IPPY Award (bronze) in the category Best Romance/Erotica E-Book for Perfect Rhythm[18]
  • 2019: Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian Romance (finalist) for Just for Show
  • 2020: Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian Romance (finalist) for The Roommate Arrangement
  • 2021: Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian Romance (finalist) for Wrong Number, Right Woman
  • 2021: Golden Crown Literary Society in the categories Ann Bannon Popular Choice and Contemporary Romance: Long Novels for Wrong Number, Right Woman

In 2021 she was the recipient of an Alice B Award.

PersonalEdit

Jae lives in Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany.

WorksEdit

Series

Standalone romances:

  • Paper Love. Ylva Publishing, Kriftel 2018, ISBN 978-3-96324-066-9.
  • Just for Show. Ylva Publishing, Kriftel 2018, ISBN 978-3-95533-980-7.
  • Happily Ever After (short story collection). Ylva Publishing, Kriftel 2018, ISBN 978-3-96324-010-2.
  • Perfect Rhythm. Ylva Publishing, Kriftel 2017, ISBN 978-3-95533-862-6.
  • Falling Hard. Ylva Publishing, Kriftel 2017, ISBN 978-3-95533-829-9.
  • Heart Trouble. Ylva Publishing, Kriftel 2016, ISBN 978-3-95533-732-2.
  • Shaken to the Core. Ylva Publishing, Kriftel 2016, ISBN 978-3-95533-662-2.
  • Under a Falling Star. Ylva Publishing, Kriftel 2014, ISBN 978-3-95533-238-9.

Hollywood series

Moonstone series

Oregon series

Portland Police Bureau series

The Shape-Shifter series

The Vampire Diet series

Audiobooks

  • Under a Falling Star. Ylva Publishing, Kriftel 2016
  • Something in the Wine. Ylva Publishing, Kriftel 2018
  • Perfect Rhythm. Tantor Audio 2018
  • Paper Love. Tantor Audio 2018
  • Just for Show. Tantor Audio 2018

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Jae". Ylva Publishing. Retrieved 2018-10-24.
  2. ^ Write Stuff: On Being Jae at The Lesbian Talk Show
  3. ^ Interview on Women and Words from 17 March 2015
  4. ^ "Author Spotlight: Get to know LGBT author Jae". Geek Gals. 5 June 2018. Retrieved 2018-10-24.
  5. ^ "eLit Book Awards 2010". elitawards.com. Retrieved 2018-10-24.
  6. ^ a b c "2010 Award Winners - Golden Crown Literary Society". goldencrown.org. Retrieved 2018-10-24.
  7. ^ "eLit Book Awards 2012". elitawards.com. Retrieved 2018-10-24.
  8. ^ "2012 Award Winners - Golden Crown Literary Society". goldencrown.org. Retrieved 2018-10-24.
  9. ^ "2014 Award Winners - Golden Crown Literary Society". goldencrown.org. Retrieved 2018-10-24.
  10. ^ a b "reviews_and_ramblings | 2014 Rainbow Awards". reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org. Retrieved 2018-10-24.
  11. ^ "reviews_and_ramblings | 2015 Rainbow Awards". reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org. Retrieved 2018-10-24.
  12. ^ "2016 Award Winners - Golden Crown Literary Society". goldencrown.org. Retrieved 2018-10-24.
  13. ^ a b "reviews_and_ramblings | 2016 Rainbow Awards". reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org. Retrieved 2018-10-24.
  14. ^ "2017 Goldie Winners - Golden Crown Literary Society". goldencrown.org. Retrieved 2018-10-24.
  15. ^ a b "reviews_and_ramblings | 2017 Rainbow Awards Best Lesbian Contemporary & Erotic Romance". reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org. Retrieved 2018-10-24.
  16. ^ "eLit Book Awards 2018". elitawards.com. Retrieved 2018-10-24.
  17. ^ "2018 Goldie Winners - Golden Crown Literary Society". goldencrown.org. Retrieved 2018-10-24.
  18. ^ IPPY Awards. "2018 Independent Publisher Regional and Ebook Awards". ippyawards.com. Retrieved 2018-10-24.

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