Category Archives: SHIMMER OF TIME

Book Launch: Rescue Through the Shimmer of Time

Come celebrate with me – my second book,      Rescue Through the Shimmer of Time  is officially out in the world!  Local details: 7-8:30 pm, Friday, Dec 9.   My house.   Cookies will be involved. If you’re not local, you can still celebrate! Eat your own Christmas cookies and do a happy dance. Share the good news with friends and on Facebook. Head to Amazon for a print or Kindle version.  Print should also be available on other online sites. For a signed copy, order through my website.  I can send them directly to you or to a gift recipient if Christmas timing is tight. If you prefer iBooks or Nook, you can buy the Kindle version and send me a copy of the confirmation email.  I’ll send you back the epub version by return email.  (My current agreement with Amazon doesn’t let me have e-books for sale … Continue reading

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The Best School Author Visit Ever!

I had an incredible classroom visit this week. I’ve done school and library author appearances before, from a reading for 20 to presentations with 200 all squashed together on the cafeteria floor.  They were fun and the kids got involved as we talked and created a story together. But this . . . wow. Mrs. Auten teaches a combined 4th/5th class at Brown Elementary here in Brownsburg.  Through the Shimmer of Time had been recommended as a book to tie in with a visit to Conner Prairie, so she contacted me and purchased one to read aloud to the class.  They finished it before Fall Break, visited Conner Prairie, and then invited me to the class for a Q & A session. Sounds good, right? And then I found out what an amazing teacher Mrs. Auten is. As she read each chapter, she asked the kids to listen for a particular thing … Continue reading

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Wow! It’s #Giveaway and Sale Time!

Howdy, friends!  Mother Daughter Book Reviews is coordinating a Book Blast for Through the Shimmer of Time, and I’m sharing it with you! First, the Kindle version of Through the Shimmer of Time is at Amazon for only 99 cents from November 2 to 4.  If you miss that, it’s $1.99 on November 6 and 7 before it goes back to the regular price of $3.99. (And of course it’s available in print, but that’s not on sale.) Second, scroll down past the book info to get all the details to enter a GIVEAWAY to win a $25.00 Amazon gift card or PayPal cash!  How cool is that? So here’s what Mother Daughter Book Reviews is blasting out on a bunch of book blogger sites this week (and yes, this post includes affiliate links): About the Book Title: Through the Shimmer of Time | Authors: Jennifer Jensen | Publication Date: July 30, 2014 Publisher: Pangur … Continue reading

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Shimmer of Time Goes on the Road (and I Do Too)

Summer days are for lazing around the pool, going for evening bike rides, and generally slowing down the pace of life, right? Uh, not here. I’ve actually been extra-busy lately, not only with writing book #2, but taking Shimmer on the road. I had an unexpected opportunity to do an author visit to the Tyson Library in Versailles, which in Indiana is actually pronounced ver-sales, not vare-sigh. Sigh. Regardless of living where they didn’t know how to pronounce French a hundred years ago, I had a lot of fun. It was Tyson Library’s summer reading kickoff and I had an hour to read books to kids from 2-12, so took some favorite picture books, a chapter book, and, of course, Through the Shimmer of Time. I signed books while the kids did crafts and had snacks, and then I taught an hour-long writing workshop to teens and a few adults. We talked about the … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo and Shimmer of Time 2

It’s that time of year again, when writers all over the world hunker down together and begin a new novel, with the goal of at least 50,000 words (that’s about 200 double-spaced pages) by the end of November – National Novel Writing Month.  Would you believe there were 310,000 NaNoWriMo writers last year?? I’ve “won” NaNo twice before, once finishing the majority of an adult novel, and once with a YA experiment with mixed results.  I haven’t participated since I got back from Ireland, but now I’m all set to go with the sequel to Through the Shimmer of Time (click to read an excerpt of Book 1). Jim and Hannah will be back, of course, along with a new village resident named Mr. Oppenheimer, a young Irishman named Donal, and their immigrant canal-building buddies.  Plus a nasty dude who has no name yet, and plenty of adventure and danger.  … Continue reading

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