Jenny Knipfer–Author

Historical fiction author, Jenny Knipfer, shares her books, inspiration, thoughts on life and writing, and book reviews. Purchase Jenny's books, read her blog, or listen to encouraging podcasts, highlighting the life of a writer.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

“Knipfer’s characterization is stellar in this novel, and she skillfully ties in themes of faith, forgiveness, and trust. The mesh of cultures in this novel are delightful and refreshing, as is the way she carries the readers through the story in non-chronological order using different perspectives and tenses.

Wisconsin Writers Association
Elana Dawson Photography

“Blue Moon continues a well-written and highly engaging saga of family ties, betrayals, and heartaches. A must-read for historical drama fans everywhere… Author Jenny Knipfer draws readers in with a confident and easy style of writing that makes you feel like you’re in safe hands.”

Readers’ Favorite

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Welcome to my site! I’m so glad you’re here. Thank you for your interest in me and my writing.

I have enjoyed many creative pursuits over the years, but I find writing the most fulfilling. Writing helps me understand my world. I filled a copious amount of journals recording my faith journey for more than thirty years. I now use a digital format to record my thoughts, prayers, and stories.

Jenny at her home
photo credit: Elena Dawson Photography

In the past few years, writing has helped me to live with the challenging disease of multiple sclerosis. My journey has been riddled with grief and the laying down of abilities I thought I would always be able to use. I’m convinced life is more about what we lay down than pick up. Good things can come out of what we deem “bad” circumstances. MS has taught me to be more resilient, more thankful, and more gracious towards myself and others. I’ve learned not to give up, to do what I can, and to cherish each day I am given.

Much to my amazement, I authored a series of books! Take my word for it, a lot can be accomplished in small, seemingly insignificant sections of time. My book series: By the Light of the Moon, falls into the category of historical fiction with a Christian theme. Ruby Moon embodies a tale of grief, guilt, greed, and redemption, Blue Moon tells a tale of precious things more rare than a blue moon, and Silver Moon portrays a tale of courage and hope in the darkest of times. For a back cover synopsis of my books click on the, “About My Novels Page.”

Most of all, I’m a daughter saved by God’s grace, strengthened by faith, and transformed by His Spirit. I trust He will fulfill in me all He’s called me to do. I hope you follow along with me as I journey down this road as an author.

Hebrews 11:1 Faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see. NIV

Blessings, Jenny


In the top 100 Best-selling, WWI Historical Fiction Novels on Amazon!

Third in the series: By the Light of the Moon

The flow is seamless, there is a confidence in the way the author writes and makes sure that the reader is just as invested in the story as she is. There are a lot of characters in Silver Moon, yet none of them distracts the reader. The author has some serious writing skills to make it look so easy.


Told from a dramatic starting point, Knipfer leads her readers through a web of time and place that slowly draws us toward a meeting point when all the timelines and character threads meld and move forward together.

wisconsin writers assoc.


Blog: I blog every Monday about writing and/or life with its inspirations and challenges. On Wednesdays I plan to post book reviews about books that I’ve read, share excerpts from my books, or in general talk about something bookish. To subscribe and receive my blog posts directly: add your email up at the top right for desktop computer viewers or below my newsletter signup for phone and tablet viewers.

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