Hey, all! Jennifer here. If you’re a writer, you are more than likely in a critique group or exchanging work with another writer. And if you’re not… YOU SHOULD BE! Ha! (Half kidding) Personally, I feel I’ve grown as a writer by not only the feedback I get from other authors on my writing, but… Read More
USA TODAY bestselling author, 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 romances (some even funny!) and won third place in the RWA 2006 NYC's Kathryn Hayes Love and Laughter Contest with her first book, The Role of a Lifetime. Her novel Sunny Days for Sam won the 2013 Golden Quill Published Authors Contest for Best Traditional Romance. She's a board member for Straight Ahead Ministries, an organization involved in helping spread the gospel and aiding medical and pharmacy students in Russia. She's also a board member of the Ocean City Library Board of Trustees. She resides in a beach resort in NJ, and when she's not involved in all the above, she's taking care of her most treasured possessions: her husband, daughter, guinea pig (Rocco), puppy (Sox) and four hermit crabs.
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
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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by Traci Hall During my research for In the Dog House, my contemporary romance for Entangled’s Bliss line, I fell in love myself—with funny dog videos. Cat videos. Animal videos. They are addicting, and they always made me smile or laugh. Talk about instant mood lifter. We all have so many reasons to be stressed—relationships,… Read More