All About Jenn!
Born and raised in the great state of Texas just outside of Houston, I grew up with wide open spaces and free reign to express myself. Always a “good girl”, I had a penchant for trouble. With that comes plenty of entertaining tales and a brassy attitude.
After high school. I received a degree in Music & Video Business. Locally, I managed rock bands, booked clubs, wrote reviews for a music rag, ran lights and video for a cable show, and worked promotions for various organizations. Meantime, I carried on a real (i.e. “paying”) job. I gave my lifeblood in the aftermarket car industry for 10 years conducting every aspect of customer service and logistics known to man.
A husband, daughter, 3 cats and 2 tattoos later, I went back to school – a career student, of sorts, earning another degree. Somewhere in my pursuit of a Masters in history, I took a creative writing course. It was a thrill to write and share my stories, which often were darker than a cemetery at midnight. My professor suggested I pursue writing a novel. I don’t imagine he meant for me to quit school, but I did just that.
I seriously began writing in January 2007, finishing my first manuscript 7 months later titled UPON A MOONLIT SEA. After editing, revising and hitting the contest circuit, MOONLIT has enjoyed success in several RWA contests, including the 2009 Golden Heart. Currently, I'm writing a series of swashbuckling adventures complete with Alpha heros, spunky heroines, unscrupulous villians, high seas action and wicked fun.
Jennifer's Fun Facts
Upon A Moonlit Sea; A Kiss in the Wind; The Bruised Sky
The Ruby Slippered Sisterhood
Blog Posts from Jennifer
Posted by jbrayweber Mar 5 2013, 2:00 am in author marketing, Authors and Pinterest, authors and social media, pinterest
I’m a visual person. I learn, imagine, and write visually. So it might come as no surprise that I love to whittle away time on Pinterest. Of course that might just be an oxymoron, as I don’t have much time to whittle. The images and photography I have seen on Pinterest are amazing, breath-taking, heart-wrenching, [...]
Posted by jbrayweber Oct 5 2012, 1:15 am in blog, blog marketing, blogging, Networking, social networking, Triberr, Twitter
So what is this Triberr people keep talking about? How does it work, and, more importantly, do I have to dress in animal pelts and coif my hair with chicken bones if I join? Let’s break down Triberr into easy digestible chunks, shall we. First, what exactly is Triberr? In short, Triberr is a reach [...]
Posted by jbrayweber May 21 2012, 5:15 am in 2012 golden heart finalists, inspirational romance, Jan Nash, The Golden Heart
Today, as a part of our ongoing series introducing 2012 Golden Heart nominees, I’m excited to present to you Jan Nash, nominated in the Inspirational category. Jan is an amazing lady with an unwavering optimistic personality. I couldn’t be more honored to interview her. Without further ado, meet Jan Nash. Q. Tell us a little [...]
Posted by jbrayweber May 16 2012, 6:15 am in Carina Press, Jennifer Bray-Weber, pirate romance, Romancing the Pirate, Ruby Release, Ruby Slippered Sisterhood, The Siren's Song
Pirates are a despicable lot known for pillaging and plundering, causing fear with their approach and leaving destruction in their wake. Theirs was a life of taking and giving nothing in return. Not to mention the drinking, wenching, and gluttony galore. Some might find it difficult to carve a hero out of someone so wretched. [...]
Posted by jbrayweber Nov 28 2011, 7:10 am in expressions, idioms, language, profanity, research
Oh, #%*$!! Oop! Did I say that out loud? Pardon my French! Pardon my French. Where do you suppose that idiom came from? Really, what does it mean? Under most circumstances, the expression is an apology for when the speaker curses or says something vulgar that might offend people in present company. But isn’t French [...]
Posted by jbrayweber Nov 23 2011, 4:00 am in inspiration, research, writer's life
The woman, a complete stranger, left me winded, dizzy. Like a thief, she stole my breath away and along with it, my good sense. Reining me into her designs armed with nothing more than a scrap of leather. What’s this all about? Since my passion is writing fun, steamy, adventuresome pirate romances, I’ve been toying [...]
Posted by jbrayweber Aug 24 2011, 3:00 am in accountability, craft, mash up novels, mash up story writing, writing challenge, writing tools
Perhaps you’ve noticed. There is a strange, but interesting quirk arising in the world of fiction, called the mash-up novel. What’s a mash-up? It’s fiction combining pre-existing work with new text from popular genres. Think Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith. Authors are taking public domain classics and applying their [...]
Posted by jbrayweber Jan 26 2011, 10:12 am in Winter Writing Festival, word count, word count tools, writing challenges
Writers know that there is great satisfaction in meeting and exceeding word count goals. It’s an accomplishment, no matter how big or small, that makes us feel good about our progress. Every word is one more word than the last and brings us closer to the manuscript’s final words ‘the end’. When participating in challenges [...]