Justine Musk

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Justine Musk
BornJennifer Justine Wilson
(1972-09-02) September 2, 1972 (age 48)
Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
OccupationAuthor
Notable worksBloodAngel
Spouse
(m. 2000; div. 2008)
Children6[a]

Justine Musk (born Jennifer Justine Wilson; September 2, 1972)[1][2][3] is a Canadian author.

Career[edit]

Musk is the author of the contemporary fantasy novel BloodAngel,[4] published in 2005 by the ROC imprint of Penguin Books. Her second book, Uninvited, was released in 2007 and is an unrelated work intended for young-adult readers. A sequel to BloodAngel, Lord of Bones, was released in 2008.[5] Musk was one of the first people to use a site like Pinterest to plan out a novel.[6]

In a 2007 interview, she identified Margaret Atwood, Joyce Carol Oates, Paul Theroux, George R.R. Martin, Guy Gavriel Kay, and Neil Gaiman as authors to whom she could relate her writings.[7] She also described her books as cross-genre fiction.

Musk also offers TED Talks on a regular basis.[8][original research?]

Personal life[edit]

Justine Wilson was born in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada and she spent most of her early life there. She attended Queen's University in Kingston and obtained a degree in English Literature. She then moved to Japan where she taught English as a Second Language (ESL) before finally settling in California.[9]

She married Elon Musk, co-founder of Tesla and founder of SpaceX, in January 2000. Their first son, Nevada, was born in 2002 and died of sudden infant death syndrome at the age of 10 weeks.[9]

Through IVF, she later gave birth to twin boys, Griffin and Xavier, in 2004; followed by triplets Damian, Saxon and Kai in 2006.[10][11] On September 13, 2008, she announced that she and Musk were getting a divorce.[12] She later wrote an article for Marie Claire titled "I Was a Starter Wife" detailing ways in which she thought the marriage was unhealthy, including that Elon Musk frequently belittled her, discouraged her from career pursuits, and pressured her to dye her hair blonde.[9] As of 2010, she claimed to be a "model ex-wife", and said she was on good terms with Musk's second ex-wife, Talulah Riley.[13]

Bibliography[edit]

Year Title Publisher ISBN Notes
2005 BloodAngel ROC, Penguin Books ISBN 9780451460523
2007 Uninvited Paw Prints ISBN 9781435223806
2008 Lord of Bones ROC, Penguin Books ISBN 9780451462206 Sequel to BloodAngel
2009 The Mammoth Book of Vampire Romance 2 Running Press ISBN 9780762437962 A collection of short stories, with one story by Musk: I need more you
2010 Kiss Me Deadly : 13 Tales of Paranormal Love Running Press ISBN 9780762439492 A collection of short stories, with one story by Musk: Lost
2016 The House that Made Me: Writers Reflect on the Places and People that Defined Them Sparkpress ISBN 9781940716312 A collection of short stories, with one story by Musk: Smalltown Canadian girl

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ One child is deceased.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pierre Haski (May 28, 2015). "Elon Musk (Tesla, SpaceX): génie ou prédateur de la Silicon Valley?" (in French). Rue89.
  2. ^ "Justine Musk profile" (in German). Archived from the original on 2018-06-12. Retrieved 2015-06-23.
  3. ^ "Justine Musk profile".
  4. ^ "Justine Musk: Dark Urban Fantasy". Archived from the original on 2009-02-28.
  5. ^ "the decadents". Archived from the original on 2012-10-29. Retrieved 2012-11-28.
  6. ^ Orsini, Lauren Rae (March 2, 2012). "How novelist Justine Musk builds a fictional world on Pinterest". The Daily Dot. Retrieved 2012-11-28.
  7. ^ Goodwin, Geoffrey (October 2007). "Bookslut | An Interview with Justine Musk". www.bookslut.com. Retrieved 2018-09-11.
  8. ^ "TEDxSanFrancisco Events". TEDx. Retrieved 2020-09-13.
  9. ^ a b c Musk, Justine (September 9, 2010). ""I Was a Starter Wife": Inside America's Messiest Divorce". Marie Claire. Retrieved 2018-05-09.
  10. ^ Elon Musk profile - Forbes Magazine
  11. ^ Justine Musk | TEDxUIUC (posted Jun 1, 2017)
  12. ^ moschus (2008-09-13). "yes, divorce". minx. Retrieved 2018-09-11.
  13. ^ Kelly, Cathal (May 14, 2010). "Wife blogs about divorce from billionaire". The Star. Toronto, Canada: Toronto Star. Retrieved 2012-11-28.

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