Jette Tritten


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Jasmine Tritten


Children’s, Memoir, Poetry


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Jasmine Tritten grew up in Denmark and studied art in Europe. In 1964 she immigrated to the U.S. where she obtained a degree in Interior Design and later a Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art with a minor in English. Her second love is writing. She has been journaling since childhood. Her memoir, The Journey of an Adventuresome Dane, was published in 2015. Jasmine’s children’s story “Kato’s Grand Adventure” appears in Corrales Writing Group 2014 Anthology, co-authored with her husband, Jim. This book was awarded a Silver Medal by the Military Writers Society of America (MWSA). Slightly different versions of two memoir chapters “Mother’s Day in Bolivia” and “Recovery” were published separately, the first by SouthWest Writers and the second by MWSA. In September 2016, Silver Birch Press published “Coast-to-Coast Nightmare” as a part of their When I Moved Series. Catching Calliope and SouthWest Sage each have published a short story by Jasmine. One of these was awarded a First Place in a writing competition. She also won an Honorable Mention in another contest. In 1998 she had a poem published in Tranquil Rains of Summer: The National Library of Poetry. Jasmine resides in enchanting Corrales, New Mexico with her husband and five cats, where she pursues her art and writing.


Title: The Journey of an Adventuresome Dane
Publisher: CreateSpace (2015)
Genre: Memoir

JourneyofAn AdventuresomeDane150The Journey of an Adventuresome Dane is a memoir by Jasmine Tritten recounting life-altering events encompassing a span of seventy years. She explores the meaning of courage, taking chances, overcoming fears and obstacles, recovery, growth and change. A woman’s evolution, an odyssey across time and place. The first part of the memoir takes place in Nazi-occupied Denmark where the author was born during World War II. Her childhood memories were eclipsed by the suicide of her father when she was twelve years old. She explains why and how at twenty-one she left her country. The flip of a Danish coin determined her destination in America. In the second part of the book Jasmine courageously boards a Norwegian ocean liner and arrives in New York with a “green card.” Seeking peace in her soul, she takes a train bound for San Francisco but ends up in beautiful Carmel-by-the-Sea in California. The third part describes the awakening of her art spirit, exploring new surroundings, marriage, and performing as a belly dancer with sword and snakes. Years later she heals from a divorce by traveling to Morocco and Egypt. An accident in La Jolla forces her to get in touch with her inner self. Jasmine Tritten ends the memoir with her recovery from many trials and errors to finding her prince and settling down. Llamas as pets and frequent trips abroad become part of her life. The continuous thirst for adventure takes her zip-lining at 10,000 feet between two mountain tops in Angel Fire, New Mexico, on her seventieth birthday

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Short Stories

CorralesWritingGroupAnthology“Kato’s Grand Adventure” ♦ Co-author: Jim Tritten
Anthology: Corrales Writing Group 2014 Anthology
Publisher: CreateSpace (2015)

“Kato’s Grand Adventure” is a children’s story about a lost kitten. It is a hero’s journey. Co-authored with her husband Jim Tritten.

This anthology is a compilation of work written by members of the Corrales Writing Group, located in central New Mexico. It includes memoirs, humor, philosophy, fantasy, poignancy, whimsy and fiction that will make the reader laugh, cry, smile, and reminisce. Topics range from romance, to travel, multiple types of aviation, jokes, the meaning of life, sailing, village life, close encounters with wild animals, a burial, an automobile accident, a bedtime and a children’s story.

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Anthology: Catching Calliope, Winter 2015 (Number 4)
Publisher: Swimming with Elephants Publications (2015)

The Winter 2015 collection of Creative Writing from the Rio Rancho Creative Writing Community.

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StorytellersAnthology_FrontCover2“Mothers Day in Bolivia”
Anthology: The Storyteller’s Anthology
Publisher: CreateSpace (2013)

Dozens of SWW members (aided by best-selling authors) donated prose, poetry and photos to produce this first-class anthology. Inside you will find a hard-hitting introduction by Anne Hillerman, daughter of beloved southwestern mystery master, the late Tony Hillerman; a killer short story by the thriller king himself, David Morrell; a short story that’s southwestern to the bone by Chuck Greaves; and a tale with a southern twist by SWW member Sarah Storme/Baker. Eleven short stories follow, along with five book excerpts, three memoirs, eight essays and nonfiction offerings, and nine poems—recommended for those not into poetry—complete this fine collection. The Land of Enchantment will come to life before your eyes in the original prose, poetry and photos presented in The Storyteller’s Anthology.

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Other Short Stories

“Coast-to-Coast Nightmare” ♦ Silver Birch Press / September 2, 2016
♦ Part of WHEN I MOVED Poetry and Prose Series


Tranquil-Rains-of-Summer3“My Friend”
Title: Tranquil Rains of Summer
Publisher: The National Library of Poetry (1998)

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