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AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT: Jennifer Sienes

Writing Books Where Crisis and Christ Collide


“When I first dreamt of becoming a writer, I thought I’d write romance. Who doesn’t love romance? But by the time I was given the opportunity to put feet to my faith and follow that dream, I had gone through such a harrowing season of loss and grief, God made it clear that I was to use it to offer hope and glorify Him. For this reason, I’ve been writing women’s contemporary fiction.”


WRITING ADVICE


“Pursue excellence. As a writer, that means being a student of the craft. It doesn’t matter if you’re self-published, traditionally published, or have never been published, continually seek to improve in the art of writing. There are many ways to go about this. Attending conferences and workshops is helpful. If the expense is a deterrent, there are a multitude of books on writing that are excellent resources. Aside from these, a critique group is essential if it’s a good fit. This is an opportunity for you to learn from others while also contributing. It doesn’t matter your level of writing; you have something to offer. Find one that fits your criteria but be aware that it is one of reciprocity. We often learn best when teaching.”


ABOUT JENNIFER

Jennifer Sienes holds a bachelor’s in psychology and a master’s in education but discovered life-experience is the best teacher. She loves Jesus, romance, and writing—and puts it altogether in inspirational contemporary fiction. Her daughter’s TBI and brother’s suicide inspired two of her three novels. Although fiction writing is her real love, she’s had several non-fiction pieces published in anthologies including Chicken Soup for the Soul. She has two grown children and one very spoiled Maltese. Born and raised in California, she recently took a step of faith with her real-life hero and relocated to Tennessee.


Book Link: Night Songs - https://amzn.to/3P2z8Mn

Book Link: A Sojourner's Solace - https://amzn.to/3BONFIv

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