Short Story: A Question of Morals
“You both need to understand this: if you’re not at the top of the class then you’re at the bottom."
First published in Newsroom, September 11th, 2021. Read Jackie's story here.
Short Story: House of Dragons
"Katie held her breath — she always did at the moment the backdrop of Hong Kong gave way to the wild jungle paradise of the family home, an unexpected oasis in the city of concrete and smog."
First published in Headland Journal, November 2021. Read Jackie's story here.
Blog Post: A Love of Food & Writing
Headland Journal asked me about my 'other love' outside of writing, and how that feeds into my creative life. This was my response.
First published in the Headland Journal blog, January 2022. Read Jackie's post here.
Review: Flight of the Bird-Woman
"Hereaka's skill lies not only in being an excellent storyteller but also in crafting characters who leap off the page, hold you down and insist that you listen to them."
A review of Whiti Hereaka's Kurangaituku. First published in Newsroom, January 2022. Read Jackie's review here.
Novel Extract: Extract from 'House of Jade'
"I gripped my father tighter. He was protecting me, though he didn’t know what I’d done, and it was then I knew that no matter what, he would always protect me."
First published in Turbine | Kapohau, December 2022. Read Jackie's extract here.
Article: Everything, everywhere, all at Mabel's
"Marlar Boon’s journey back to her Burmese roots has been one that she’s had to navigate for herself. Like many other second-generation diaspora children, with no mentor or guiding hand, the flavours she remembers from her childhood have been cobbled together through trial and error. But that’s very often how it is for the children of immigrants — every little link and connection can bring you closer to home. Or, at least, what home means for you."
First published in Capital Magazine, Issue #89. Read Jackie's article here.