The Latest from Jen

Author interview: Chatting with Ruby Moone on the Romantic Novelists’ Association (RNA) blog about ‘A Wish in Irish Falls’

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is awishinirishfallsebooksize480.jpgThanks to author Ruby Moone for hosting me on the Romantic Novelists’ Association blog to chat about A Wish in Irish Falls including book inspiration, research, the hardest part to write & more.

Ruby also asked me to share advice for my younger writing self and aspiring authors. My two top tips? Self-belief and perseverance. 

Read the interview here.

Finding Your Writing Voice: Guest Post for Frost Magazine

A guest post for Frost Magazine about finding my “writing voice,” that personal quality that makes each author’s style unique.
“Although finding my voice was one of the most difficult parts of my writing journey, it was also the most rewarding. And, perhaps most importantly, writing with the warmth and intuition that come from the core of who I am is the most honest gift I can give.”
Read the post here.
Thanks to Frost Magazine for hosting me as an “honorary Sister Scribe,” a group of writer UK friends who support each other in writing & life. 

Friday Night Drinks with A Little Book Problem: Chatting about writing,books & life

I was delighted to chat with British book blogger Julie Morris from A Little Book Problem for her Friday Night Drinks feature

Over a chilled glass of my favourite pink zinfandel from California’s wine country, Julie and I chatted about my writing and what I’m currently working on, many things bookish (including why I’d like to bring Louisa May Alcott and Margaret Atwood on a night out), trips on my bucket list and a certain surprising fact about me…hint…it involves shoes!

Read the post here

New book news: ‘A Wish in Irish Falls’ releases September 16 & is now available for pre-order

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is awishinirishfallsebooksize480.jpg When you wish on a wishing tree, you don’t always get what you want.  If you’re very lucky, you get something even better . . . 

My next book, A Wish in Irish Falls is out on September 16 and is now available for pre-order here (free with Kindle Unlimited). 

Along with a central romance, A Wish in Irish Falls is also a story of family, friendship, and small-town life—complete with a meddling matchmaker, cute rescue dog and a veterinarian with a hint of an Irish accent. 

Although it’s the sequel to The Wishing Tree in Irish Falls, A Wish in Irish Falls can also be read as a stand-alone story.  

Reading (and Writing) for Hope, Comfort & Happy Ever After: Guest post for Women Writers, Women’s Books

I was delighted to be invited to write a guest piece for Women Writers, Women’s Books about the importance of ‘comfort reading’ and why, especially at this time of global pandemic, books with happy endings are more essential than ever.

Read my piece here.

Author Q&A: Chatting with Anita Kushwaha about ‘The Wishing Tree in Irish Falls,’ favourite authors, lockdown life & more

I was delighted to be interviewed by author friend Anita Kushwaha about my most recent release, The Wishing Tree in Irish Falls, authors who have inspired me, my life in lockdown owing to Covid-19 and more.This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is wishingtree900.jpg

Read my ‘Author Q&A’ with Anita here

Penguin Verlag buys German rights to The Wishing Tree in Irish Falls

I’m delighted and honoured that Penguin Verlag has acquired German rights to The Wishing Tree in Irish Falls and will publish this book in German translation (release date to be confirmed).

I’m happy to share this new story with German readers and will post the German cover in due course.  

My Firefly Lake trilogy is also published in German by Penguin Verlag. Details are under ‘Foreign Editions’ on my ‘Books’ page  here.


Celebrating Women’s History Month & ‘Women who have gone before’: Guest post on Mel Greenberg’s ‘Notes from the Nest’

To mark women’s history month (celebrated in March in the United States, UK & Australia), I’m this month’s featured author on my friend Mel Greenberg’s ‘Notes from the Nest’ blog.

I’ve written a personal piece about what ‘women who have gone before’ mean in my own life, and how their example has helped me become the person—and writer—I am today.

Whether you’re celebrating women’s history month this March or not, I hope you’re inspired to think about and honour inspirational women who have shaped your own life. Read my special guest post here.

Meet Mel Greenberg

I met Mel at the Women’s Fiction Writers Association (WFWA) Retreat in Albuquerque, New Mexico in September 2019. We’ve since become good friends so I was thrilled when she asked me to feature on her blog. 

Like me, Mel is a mom, wife and writer. And as I learn more about her life journey (including as a breast cancer survivor), she continues to inspire me with her positivity, courage and now, with an empty nest, how she’s creating a new life beyond children.

Find out more about Mel in this interview with SDVoyager, an online magazine from San Diego, California. 

Paperback of The Wishing Tree in Irish Falls releases April 12, 2020 & now available for pre-order

The paperback edition of The Wishing Tree in Irish Falls releases on April 12, 2020.

Pre-order it now:

Amazon US / Amazon Canada / Amazon UK / Barnes & Noble

Library orders

If you’ve suggested that your library purchase a copy of The Wishing Tree in Irish Falls (if so, I’m very grateful), please tell your librarian that is available on Ingram or, depending on the library’s acquisitions system it can, of course, be purchased from Amazon directly.

Meet me at the Local Author Showcase, North Grenville Public Library, February 29, 2020

Meet me and other local authors at this free reader-author event at North Grenville Public Library in Kemptville, Ontario, Canada on February 29, 2020 (between 1-4 p.m.)

I’m giving a reading from my most recent release, THE WISHING TREE IN IRISH FALLS, taking part in a multi-genre author panel & will also have signed paperbacks of my FIREFLY LAKE books to sell.

Find out more on the event website here

Thanks to the library & North Grenville Writers Circle for supporting authors & readers in Eastern Ontario.