March 2017


NEW BOOK COMING!

For an author I obviously have little to say, because this is my first entry since nearly a year ago. I haven’t been very active on my website, because I’ve been suffering from the after effects of my knee replacement. For some reason, anesthesia makes me lazy…well, lazier than normal. I can’t concentrate and my mind won’t focus on anything for any length of time. My cat, Toby, easily demonstrates a longer attention span than I do. 

On the plus side, I did survive the knee replacement. It was the most painful recovery I’ve ever had. They don’t tell you before they do the surgery that you won’t sleep for about three months in any periods of time longer than two hours. So, in addition to the anesthesia issue, there is the sleep deprivation to deal with. Anyway, I finally recovered. And, at last, the good news is that I’ll be releasing my next book in a couple of weeks.

I’m returning to my roots with Don’t Forget. It is a romance about two older women, together over thirty years. They met in the eighties when coming out to someone could mean being fired from your job, or losing a friendship. 

Although written about a relationship established in the eighties, sadly, this book is very current today, due to the current political environment. In many states, LGTGQ individuals are fearful of laws being passed that condone hatred and discrimination.

Here’s the blurb for the new book. I hope you will enjoy it if you choose to purchase it.

DON’T FORGET

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In 1986, Jamie Parker falls in love.  What could be bad about that? Nothing except that the object of her affection is Val DiLeona, friend and fellow administrator in the same school district. If Jamie misinterprets that Val has similar feelings, confessing her affection could result in the end of their friendship. Then there is the little matter of the consequences at work. Outing herself as a lesbian could result in her losing her job.

Nearly thirty years later, in 2016, Jamie meets ambulance driver, Kelly, in a hospital waiting room. Upon learning how long Jamie and her partner have been together, Kelly asks Jamie to tell her their story. As Jamie begins, neither woman can imagine the impact their casual conversation will have on their lives, and the lives of those they love.


© JEN 2014