Hi there! This is me and my dog Bingley! Bingley is a canine writer's assistant. He loves sticks, towels, snuggles, belly rubs, and his toy dragon.
Thanks for stopping by my blog. My name is Jennifer and I love stories, especially stories with magic. I write YA and middle grade contemporary fantasy as well as children's picture books.
Like all writers, I've had an assortment of jobs. I've been a freelance writer, a professional mommy blogger (even though I'm not a mom), a BEA book pimp/ person in charge of author signings, an editorial assistant for grammar handbooks, a used book store clerk, a receptionist at a dentist's office, and a cardio kickboxing instructor.
Actually, I'm still a kickboxing instructor and a freelance writer. And the BEA gig comes around once a year. I also work in Admissions for a small liberal arts college.
I'm also a fraternal twin, an Aquarius, a candy addict, a feminist, and a perfectionist. I've lived in every New England state except Rhode Island (sorry, R.I., I still love Watch Hill and Newport!).
Like any good bibliophile, you probably want to know what my favorite books are. That's an impossible question to answer, but here are a few:
A Few of My Favorite Fiction Books: The King of Elfland's Daughter by Lord Dunsany; A Swiftly Tilting Planet by Madeleine L'Engle; The High King by Lloyd Alexander; Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett; Snow White, Blood Red edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling; Dreams Underfoot by Charles de Lint, Magic for Beginners by Kelly Link (especially "Lull"), The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland And Led the Revels There by Catherynne Valente, and many many more...
Literary Boyfriends: Dennys Murry from Madeleine L'Engle's Wrinkle in Time series, Garion from David Eddings' The Belgariad, and Sir Gareth from T.H. White's The Once and Future King. (Read more here.)
One more thing: I love a good argument/ discussion, so please comment and get in on the conversation.
It's nice to meet you!