Jennifer loves a good book. Not only does she read and write them, she gets to take care of them at her part-time job at her local library. She resides in central Ohio with her husband and two children, is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) and a graduate of The Ohio State University. She makes room to write in between being a busy wife and mom and despite the fact her cats like to walk on her keyboard. You can connect with her online at


Welcome to the blog, Jen. I’m so happy to have you here today and talk stories with you!

Can you tell us about one of your favorite characters you’ve written so far?

I would have to say it’s Daniel Kirby from Yankee Heart, book one from Brides of Ohio. He’s a classic hero – godly, kind, sensitive, maybe a too little good to be true. And he reminds me of someone our family has come to know over the last few months. It’s reassuring to know that the characters we romance writers invent really do occur in real life!

Have you visited any of the historical sites from your books? If not, what places are at the top of your list to visit someday?

Well, I’m blessed to live where Brides of Ohio is set, Central Ohio, so I had easy access to all the historical sites as well as being able to re-visit actual places from my childhood and college years which ended up in the books. I re-imagined my great aunt’s house and farm in Delaware County as the setting of the Kirby farm and I graduated from The Ohio State University.

Which of your books was the hardest to write and why?

Wounded Heart, the second book in Brides of Ohio. It was the first book I had to write under a deadline.

I loved meeting you at the first ACFW conference I ever attended. I know you’ve been several times. 🙂 What’s one of your favorite parts about the conference?

I can honestly say everything – from the flight to whatever city we’re holding it, right up to the very last second of the Gala after-party. The only thing I don’t like is saying goodbye to all of my friends, both the old and the new. I am excited to be working the Registration Desk this year – a first for me 🙂 I’ll be there bright and early Saturday morning so come on over and say ‘Hi’!

I’m working the registration desk on Thursday. How fun! Can’t wait to see you! 🙂

Can you share with us a special moment from your writing journey so far?

My most recent special moment came just a couple of months ago when I got a call from Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas offering me a contract. I was at work (I’m a page at one of my local libraries) and it was so hard not to jump up and down for joy right there in the middle of the stacks!

That is SO exciting, Jen!! Congratulations!

Is there anything else you’d like to add? Any upcoming projects you can share with us?

Well as you can see from my last answer I do have an upcoming project which is the book that was recently contracted by Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas. The working title is A Perfect Weakness and it will be coming out in July of 2018. It’s about an American Civil War veteran inheriting an English estate and title. I’m so excited to bring this new book baby into the world!

I can’t wait to read it! Thank you so much for joining us today, Jen. Have a great day and see you soon! 🙂


Jen has graciously offered to give away an ebook copy of Brides of Ohio. Enter below and it could be YOU! ;)

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Thanks for entering! Contest is open only in the U.S. and ends September 19, 2017.  The winner will be notified by email. Happy Reading, everybody! 😉