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.

For those of you who follow my indie writing and publishing journey, I would like to introduce you to my editor, Sara Litchfield.

I finally got around to taking a nice photo of my latest book, Harvest Moon. Each item in the picture represents some element in the story. Let me tell you about it.

With a new year in mind, I recently wrote a poem in simile form about hope, how I see it and what it means to me.

When you open my books, you won’t find perfect, sinless characters. You’ll find those who are living amidst harsh circumstances or who face the temptation to walk an easier and perhaps more pleasurable path than what they have vowed to travel.

Thank you for following my blog or subscribing. I am most appreciative for you. I wish you every blessing with friends and family this Christmas.

I have always wanted to write a Christmas Novella, and this year I am determined to. In fact, I hope to write it over the next few weeks. I won’t publish it until next November, though. But I am excited about it and okay with setting my current writing project aside.

It has been awhile since I let my mind wander in the realm of verse. Last night I let my thoughts take me where they would, and although this is probably more prose than free verse poetry, it’s a poetic picture of where I write most of my work. I hope you joy it.

A dry, brown oak leaf swirls in an eddy, little less than three feet wide, in front of the entrance to my home. It scrapes, crackling against the cement. Round and around it goes, dancing in rhythm to the wind chime hanging nearby.

A reader should get a taste of what might happen and the theme or direction the story might traverse to get to the crux of the plot from the opening lines of a novel.

With sadness comes shadows, but in the shadow spaces we find definition, shading that brings depth and dare I say, beauty.

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