Jenny Knipfer Author

Jenny shares her books, inspiration, and thoughts on life and writing.

This month I wanted to focus on being thankful instead of grumbling and complaining about my uphill author battles, so I challenged myself to post about something I’m grateful for on Facebook and Instagram each day. I wake up eager each morning to share my thankful posts. Counting your blessings really does change your attitude.

I remember turning points in my life when I take a look back. They are times when my path altered direction. Sometimes for the better, sometimes not.

Family and forgiveness go together. Or not. When writing my second novel, Blue Moon, I dwelled on what it would be like to forgive a family member for stealing.

I haven’t shared much about my books here on my blog, but I thought today I would share the first couple of pages with you.

I have four novels in various stages of editing, but my current writing project occupies my evenings, when I write. The story springs from my heart and mind. I imagine a historical fiction series loosely based on my grandparents life, and what it was like for them to farmstead in Wisconsin.

Today I’m shouting out for a helping hand. Being an indie author challenges me more than I imagined it would. I don’t have an agent, publisher, or publicist to do some of the work for me. It all falls on my shoulders. At times it’s a heavy load. I’m still glad I chose this route, …

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I thought it would be fun to share one of my favorite scenes from my second book, Blue Moon, with you. It is the budding romantic scene between an unlikely pair. The year is 1895 and Harold (a one time jilted groom, a shy genius, and a man with little common sense or social skills) …

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I am going through my third manuscript today one more time before I send it off to another set of eyes to be edited. This scene with Luis (a wounded WWI soldier) and his nurse, who he is growing fond of, is the kind of thing I love to write. We all ask hard questions, …

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I thought I would share a taste of my main character’s struggle. She processes through what she’s done and her frustration of not remembering with clarity, mainly by keeping a journal. Her tumultuous thoughts pour forth in first person as each chapter starts until the timelines meet, and they both accelerate past the “event.” Amnesia …

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