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Metamorphosis is an impassioned honest look at life written in a nonfictional novel format. Passionate poetry and enticing quotes are sprinkled throughout the novel to ensure Jae artistically shares her point of view. In this work, Jae offers insight into her life and the lessons learned, as well as ways for the reader to avoid the same pains and pitfalls she has encountered. This writing engulfs all endured; such trials and tribulations held as necessary for her evolution into the woman and artist she needed to become.

The loss, joy, trauma, and love Jae experienced over her lifetime have opened her eyes to a life school never taught was available. She has insight that only someone who has undergone a metamorphosis could teach. She always knew in her heart that there was more to life than the struggles she had been through. She learned to step out on what she believed because to know and to do hold two different results. Finally, Jae came to herself and decided to live with an open heart and mind that is when life shockingly unfolded.

Metamorphosis lays out the life that led to her path and her steps taken which could assist the reader with understanding their personal process and how to work towards a change. Through self-love, acceptance, and discipline we can walk into a life we love waking up to, it's real and within our grasp, if we believe.


TranzParent, in all of its brutal honesty, is an impassioned nonfiction read that gives you insight to love, life and lessons taught and applied, unbeknownst to the teacher or the pupil with unwritten permission and unsolicited consent from either party. The pages are lovingly lined and filled with straightforward works of art. The beautiful quotes, passionate poetry, and sassy short stories span over a 7-year period of Jae’s life. They engulf all she endured like the trials and tribulations deemed necessary for her to evolve into the woman and artist she needed to become.

Guilelessness is the word. The word that describes her ability to capture your imagination then allow it to run rampant as the words give life and you find yourself transported to that particular place and time and you’re then held hostage by your own curiosity of the ending. So spellbinding your senses are unclear as to who the character really is in the end. Jae is the heroine that prevails, but not before she must take on the biggest antagonist of her life, herself.

Jae has experienced loss, pain, and learned lessons that only an erratic life could teach her but she always knew there was a rainbow, a brighter side an opposite to the struggles she had been through. She just had to learn to stop asking for permission to live and decide to take on and conquer the world like she was born to do. Once she came to herself and consciously decided to opened heart and mind she was shocked with the blessing of life-altering love. A love that she never had, a love that was pure and potent enough to completely change her existence. She encountered feelings some only dream of and many will never understand but she needed to express in hopes that a reader would become a believer. TranzParent helps us understand love is real and within our grasp if we believe.

Coming Soon!


Stay on the lookout as Jae takes a huge jump into the world of fiction.

...Fear has caged him and jailed he’ll hide from the proposal he knows she deserves. He leaves the ring in his bag and the thought of her being his wife in his heart. Not only is he requesting that she settle, never receiving all of him and his unconditional love. But he is also allowing himself to settle hiding from his truth and his freedom. The kind of truth and freedom that only comes when one is lost in love...

Courtesy of Perception by Jae L. Pettigrew


Through Her Eyes is a hip, urban, honest collection of poetry inspired by the life of Chicago native Jae L. Pettigrew. Drawing on her experiences in relationships, friendships, losses, and self-discovery, this compilation of poems is without a doubt entertaining, soulful, and original.

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