Tag 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

Posted in SHIMMER OF TIME | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

Gratitude: This Week’s Thankful 3

I’ve started keeping a gratitude journal again. It’s a simple thing, really, just write down three or five things at the end of each day that you’re grateful for. So every week (hopefully Sundays, but not this time) I’m going to choose three from each week and share them here. The trick will be that nothing on my lists is allowed to repeat soon! This week, I’m especially grateful for: 1.  Good men and women of all faith traditions who serve God’s children in a variety of ways. I was in Cincinnati at Time Out for Women this weekend, a conference/retreat for LDS women and friends. As a spare-moments project, we colored alphabet flashcards that will be used by Catholic Charities to teach reading to immigrants. What a great idea! 2.  Sunny days and rolling hills to drive through, instead of the downpours that made things treacherous on the way here.  And … Continue reading

Posted in Gratitude | Tagged , , , , , , | 3 Comments

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

Posted in School Visits, SHIMMER OF TIME | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

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

Posted in SHIMMER OF TIME | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Wow! It’s #Giveaway and Sale Time!

Flunking NaNoWriMo, Finding a Writing Rhythm

I admit it:  I flunked NaNo this year. I had great plans of using the month to crank out a down-and-dirty rough draft of Shimmer #2.  What I discovered was that a good story (not just a large word count), necessary historical research and a 30-day deadline do not make a good combination! At about the 10,000 word mark, I discovered a resource that filled in a lot of gaps in my knowledge about life in the canal construction camps of the 1830s.  Great info, but it also meant stopping to read, re-imagine and re-plot before I could move forward again.  And when local book signings and a marketing push on Mother-Daughter Book Reviews took over my brain, and NaNoWriMo went completely kaput. Sigh. On the other hand, when I was working on those 10,000 words, I discovered a great rhythm for my writing time! As many of you know, … Continue reading

Posted in WRITING | Tagged , , , , , , , | 5 Comments