Jennifer Jensen is an Indiana writer just returned from a few gorgeous years in County Cork, Ireland. She has been the Feature Writer for the Writing Fiction and Genealogy topics at Suite101.com, but has stepped down to Contributing Writer due to time constraints. A whirlwind international move and the resulting reverse culture shock have been daunting!
As a writer, Jennifer has nearly 250 non-fiction articles in print publications, primarily in Indianapolis Monthly and the Indianapolis Star, plus more than 200 online articles. She has received two Indiana Arts Commission grants for her middle-grade works in progress, and has a few adult short stories and a dozen children’s short stories published, some internationally. Her children’s novel is going through its last (hopefully!) revision, she is working on a “women’s fiction” novel, and she plans to take part in National Novel Writing Month again in November.
She is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, a co-founder of the Northwest Indy Children’s Writers Group, and a past member of the Society of Professional Journalists. She is a graduate of the Institute of Children’s Literature and has taught creative writing workshops for high school and middle school students.
In addition to writing, Jennifer enjoys genealogy, music, gardening (planting, not weeding!), needlecrafts, and volunteering at her church. She reads voraciously and loves to learn just about anything.
To get to know her better, visit her main blog page at JenniferJensen.com.