JR Mitchell

JR Mitchell portrait image to appear alongside the JR Mitchell biography.

JR was born on the Tweed River and grew up in Murwillumbah, Northern New South Wales. She discovered the love of fictional characters at an early age and grew up believing that fairies, goblins, dwarfs and other mystical creatures were real.

As a child she crossed the boundaries of normality by inventing characters and unusual creatures to be playmates. Although her childhood was a lonely one from a friendship point of view, by projecting her imagination into the realm of everyday life she allowed her mind to invent strange and vivid creatures.

JR Mitchell married young and with the birth of her children resurfaced the characters and creatures of her childhood. Each night she told her children tales came from her own experiences as a child in her parent's front yard, with the children looking to hearing the adventure continue each night at bedtime. Unfortunately children grow up and soon the bedtime stories were forgotten.

In 1995 JR Mitchell had a phenomenal dream, one which took her back to my world of fantasy. She woke at midnight and grabbing a pen and wrote down the plot. It was not the complete outline; just a rough sketch but it included the main characters names and the worlds of The Immortals.

For several years the world that lay secreted away in a diary would receive a few more lines, taking the story a little further.

Now, in 2010, the three books that make up The Immortals have been complete and the dream is now a reality.

For more information on JR Mitchell and her work, visit http://www.jrmitchell.com.au/.

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