Entries by Jeanne

The Nine

Very excited that my second novel, The Nine, will be released by She Writes Press in the Spring of 2019. Attached is a Spotify playlist to get you in the frame of mind.

How Much of This Is Autobiographical?

This is the question I receive most often when visiting with book clubs and readers. Haven’t you noticed how books or movies “based on a true story” seem to hold so much appeal? People really want to know what “really happened.” Well, I try not to disappoint.  The answer is that EDEN was inspired by […]

Gratitude and Reflections for a New Year

Before I look forward to 2018’s resolutions, I need to say thank you to 2017. There hasn’t been a year in which I’ve felt such gratification. Yes, my first novel, EDEN, was published, but that occasion became the catalyst for something much bigger. I often dubbed my book tour a friendship tour because it became […]

Thinking about Adam, Eve, and the Garden

As I’ve traveled from place to place over the past seven months talking about EDEN, it has been revelatory that many readers do not connect my novel with the metaphor of the Garden of Eden. I would have thought the book’s title would be the first giveaway. This is less a commentary about people’s comfort […]

November means….NaNoWriMo

…it’s time for NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month). In 2016, I committed to writing 2,000 words a day on my manuscript for the month and that burst of productivity resulted in me completing the draft of a novel by year’s end. Whether you end up with a complete draft of a novel in a month, […]

Handwriting – On and Off the Wall

I attended the Brooklyn Book Festival a few weeks ago on a beautiful Sunday afternoon. Two other She Writes Press authors and I had a fruitful day talking to readers and selling our novels. When a friend of mine stopped by to purchase a copy of EDEN, I took an extra moment to write a […]

Purification: Gratitude in Simplicity and Newness

The essential oil I’ve been rubbing on the souls of my feet the past few mornings is called “Purification.” It sits by my yoga mat and because I ran out of my favorite lavender oil, I have been using it instead as a sensory boost. After all, purification is a lofty ideal. When I later […]

Summer Balance – Surrender and Patience

This summer, like most summers, is passing too quickly. There never seems to be enough time to fit in all the things I’ve dreamed about over the winter. Today, for example, I have many projects that need attention; however I haven’t been to my favorite yoga class in a while and my son is here […]

A Friendship Tour, Thanks to a Book

Promoting a book is almost as hard as writing one. Especially the first time, especially for an indie author without access to the big marketing machines behind books published by the big five. In anticipation of my May 2 pub date, sometime last winter, I began scheduling a book tour that would stretch throughout the […]

Jack’s Audiobook Picks

My 23-year-old son likes to listen to audiobooks as he gets ready for work in the morning, and he continues to listen during his 40-minute commute. I’m not surprised, as he always loved to be read to as a child. He came up with a list of his favorite audiobook recommendations – we hope you […]