Justine Musk

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Justine Musk
BornJennifer Justine Wilson
(1972-09-02) September 2, 1972 (age 49)
Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
OccupationAuthor
Notable worksBloodAngel ,
Spouse
(m. 2000; div. 2008)
Children6

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 Books 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.

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.[8]

In January 2000, she married Elon Musk, who later during their marriage became CEO of Tesla and founder of SpaceX. Their first son, Nevada, was born in 2002 and died of sudden infant death syndrome at the age of 10 weeks.[8]

Through in vitro fertilization, she gave birth in 2004 to twin boys, Griffin and Xavier, and in 2006 to triplets Damian, Saxon, and Kai.[9] On September 13, 2008, she announced that she and Musk were getting a divorce.[10] She and Musk share custody of their children.[11] 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 frequently belittled her, discouraged her from career pursuits, and pressured her to dye her hair blonde.[8] As of 2010, she claimed to be a "model former wife", and said she was on good terms with Elon's then-second wife, Talulah Riley.[12]

Bibliography[edit]

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

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 June 12, 2018. Retrieved June 23, 2015.
  3. ^ "Justine Musk profile". sfdb.org.
  4. ^ "Justine Musk: Dark Urban Fantasy". Archived from the original on February 28, 2009.
  5. ^ "the decadents". Archived from the original on October 29, 2012. Retrieved November 28, 2012.
  6. ^ Orsini, Lauren Rae (March 2, 2012). "How novelist Justine Musk builds a fictional world on Pinterest". The Daily Dot. Retrieved November 28, 2012.
  7. ^ Goodwin, Geoffrey (October 2007). "Bookslut | An Interview with Justine Musk". www.bookslut.com. Retrieved September 11, 2018.
  8. ^ a b c Musk, Justine (September 9, 2010). ""I Was a Starter Wife": Inside America's Messiest Divorce". Marie Claire. Retrieved May 9, 2018.
  9. ^ Justine Musk | TEDxUIUC (posted June 1, 2017)
  10. ^ moschus (September 13, 2008). "yes, divorce". minx. Retrieved September 11, 2018.
  11. ^ How Did Elon Musk's Son Nevada Alexander Die? Netizens Expect Chat on 'Saturday Night Live' - International Business Times
  12. ^ Kelly, Cathal (May 14, 2010). "Wife blogs about divorce from billionaire". The Star. Toronto, Canada: Toronto Star. Retrieved November 28, 2012.

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