by Jennifer Shirk I confess. I love to read books that make me laugh—or at the very least crack a smile. It’s a form of escapism and gain a brief moment of happiness. As a writer who also likes to write funny, it creates some added challenges to an already hard profession. Why is writing… Read More
Jennifer Shirk has a bachelor degree in pharmacy-which has in NO WAY at all helped her with her writing career. But she likes to point it out, since it shows romantic-at-hearts come in all shapes, sizes, and mind-numbing educations.
She writes sweet (and sometimes even funny) romances for Samhain Publishing, Avalon Books/Montlake Romance and now Entangled Publishing. She won third place in the RWA 2006 NYC's Kathryn Hayes Love and Laughter Contest with her first book, THE ROLE OF A LIFETIME. Recently, her novel SUNNY DAYS FOR SAM won the 2013 Golden Quill Published Authors Contest for Best Traditional Romance.
Lately she's been on a serious exercise kick. But don't hold that against her.
by Jennifer Shirk Hi, all! Jennifer here. Every writer has their own routine. It not only gets your writing flowing in a rhythm but it also allows a writer to begin somewhere that is familiar to them. Today, I wanted to share mine. It’s how I start every book, so I NEVER EVER DEVIATE from… Read More
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The Heroine as Hero
Once upon a time, heroes had to be perfect — beautiful men riding in on beautiful white horses to save the day. Women readers all but demanded it. And then in 1847 along came Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre. Suddenly, readers learned the beauty of a flawed man, a man who needed a good woman to… Read More