Sydney, Australia

Reader & Writer


I'm Renée Shantel, also known as Haylie Jaed, an aspiring author who writes young adult, fantasy, and whatever else takes my fancy. I am also a freelance editor. I had my first short story published in May, 2017.

I have been writing since age eleven, participate in NaNoWriMo yearly, and am currently working on finally telling all the stories of the characters shouting for attention inside my head.

When I'm not writing I can be found shooting and developing photographic film, casually learning to play the violin, or smothering my cat with love.

Favorite Books

The "Elementals" series by Brigid Kemmerer; the "Throne of Glass" and "A Court of Thorns and Roses" series by Sarah J. Maas.

Favorite Quotes

“A little talent is a good thing to have if you want to be a writer. But the only real requirement is the ability to remember every scar.” - Stephen King.

Favorite Genres

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