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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.

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Jennifer's Fun Facts

Ruby Nickname:
Ruby Wench

Hometown:
Spring, Texas

Age:
Nunya

GH Year(s)
2009

Completed Manuscript(s)
Upon A Moonlit Sea; A Kiss in the Wind; The Bruised Sky

Genre(s):
Historical, Paranormal

Started Writing:
January 2007

Day Job:
Domestic Goddess

Blog Posts from Jennifer

Dressing the Part – Corsets, Torture, & Voyeuristic Pirates

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 […]

Mash-up Merriment, Dr. Suess & Pirates

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 […]

A Word Count Tool Just for You

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 […]

Twas the Night Before Christmas

A Writer’s Christmas Poem ‘Twas the night before Christmas, When all through the house Not a creature was stirring, Not even my computer mouse;

Are You A People Watcher?

I recently found out some troubling information about someone I know. Though I’m not surprised by the news, I am surprised that I had no inkling of this person’s bad behavior happening right under my nose. That left me wondering – am I a good judge of character? If not, if I live in some […]

It’s All About the Networking, Baby!

It’s conference season again. For romance writers, as most of you know, the mother of all conferences is looming ever closer. Romance Writer’s of America will be hosting their 30th Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida from July 28th – July 31st. The buzz about this conference is ever growing. Blogs and magazine articles are countless. […]

The Power of Music – Rock on, Sistas!

Do you listen to music while you write?  It is my opinion that music is a great way to set the stage either before or during a writing session. It pumps up the volume to your creative talent. Heck, music can be used after a writing session like a victory lap. Think Chariots of Fire. […]

The good, the bad, the WTF?! Contest Comments That Leave You Speechless.

We enter writing contests for a multitude of reasons.  Among those reasons are to learn of our weaknesses, to work under deadlines, and to gain exposure by possibly taking a final. We also enter to get a general opinion of our story. Do we have what it takes to nab a reader or do forty […]

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