“Above all, I hope to make a difference in the lives of my readers by expanding their horizons above and beyond the limited scope of this world and this lifetime.”
— Jan Jenson
A member of the Writers’ League since April, Janet lives in Galveston.
Scribe: In what genre(s) do you write?
Jan Jenson: I write fiction that crosses genre lines. This includes historical, paranormal, inspirational, psychological suspense, romance and adventure.
Scribe: What author would you most like to have a drink with, and what’s the first question you would ask them?
JJ: Emily Dickinson! I’ve always felt a spiritual connection with her and the life she lived in Amherst, MA in the 1800’s. I would like to know what her life was like – and who the mysterious man in her life was! So many biographies offer different “slants of light” and I’d like to confirm the truth about this amazing poet.
Scribe: If you were stranded on a deserted island, what book would you want to have with you to keep you sane
JJ: Bits of Birch by Kay Karras. Kay, a relatively unknown poet, was a dear friend who has passed on, and left behind a legacy of poems that seem to transcend life as we know it. With an 8th grade education, she was somehow able to tap into an inspirational force that flowed through her fingers into her amazing poems.
Scribe: What have you learned from your association with the Writers’ League?
JJ: So far I’ve learned that there are many talented Texas writers out there and that you offer some great opportunities to learn more about writing and marketing.
Scribe: Where do you see your writing taking you (or you taking it) in the future?
JJ: Now that I have an agent and a contract with World Castle Publishing for my upcoming novel, I’m looking forward to expanding distribution of my novels. Above all, I hope to make a difference in the lives of my readers by expanding their horizons above and beyond the limited scope of this world and this lifetime. The greatest reward for me is having received a note like this one from Stephanie A: “Your writing inspired me and touched me in many ways. You led me on an amazing journey that which I will be pondering for days to come. Your words touched my soul and revitalized me in many ways.” THAT is what it is all about for me!
Scribe: Here at the Writers’ League, we love sharing book recommendations. What’s one Texas-related book that has come out within the past year that you couldn’t put down?
JJ: Galveston 1900 – A Story of Twin Flames by Ervin Mendlovitz.
Scribe: Is there anything else about you that you would like to share with the world? An opportunity for blatant self-promotion!
Thank you, Jan!
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