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Jennie Shortridge

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About this author

Jennie Shortridge is the author of four bestselling novels: When She Flew, Love & Biology at the Center of the Universe, Eating Heaven, and Riding With the Queen.

She is an avid volunteer and mentor, and is co-founder of Seattle7Writers.org, a nonprofit collective of authors that raises money and awareness for literacy.

Her fifth novel, Love Water Memory, will be published in April 2013.


The movie Young Frankenstein has been in the public consciousness for most of my life, a classic comedy inspired by a classic piece of literature. When a musical was produced for the stage, it previewed here in Seattle before heading to Broadway. The creators of the film, Mel Brooks and Michael Gruskoff, came to town for that premiere. They asked their hotel concierge what they might do in town... Read more of this blog post »
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Love Water Memory
3.62 of 5 stars 3.62 avg rating — 1,876 ratings — published 2013 — 15 editions
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Eating Heaven
3.64 of 5 stars 3.64 avg rating — 821 ratings10 editions
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Love and Biology at the Cen...
3.42 of 5 stars 3.42 avg rating — 474 ratings — published 2008 — 6 editions
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When She Flew
3.62 of 5 stars 3.62 avg rating — 378 ratings — published 2009 — 5 editions
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Riding with the Queen
3.69 of 5 stars 3.69 avg rating — 245 ratings — published 2003 — 5 editions
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Gecenin Işığına Uç
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“Last year a baby orca and its mother wandered too far upriver from the ocean; we saw the story in The Oregonian. They didn’t know how to get back home. Pater said all the fuss from people and boaters and news helicopters was probably confusing them more. He didn’t say he thought they’d never find their way back, but I know that’s what he was thinking. In my mind, I like to think they submerged so no one could see them under all that deep blue, popping up again when they were safely out to sea.”
Jennie Shortridge, When She Flew

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Natasha Munson You sound phenomenal. Nice to meet you.


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Mary Hi Jennie,

Nice to meet you on GoodReads!

Mary
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Jennie Natasha wrote: "You sound phenomenal. Nice to meet you."

Natasha, I just found this! Nice to meet you too. :-)




Jennie Mary wrote: "Hi Jennie,

Nice to meet you on GoodReads!

Nice to meet you, too, Mary! Happy reading . . .
Jennie




Jeannie Faulkner Barber Jennie, you've had a lot to handle in your life, God bless you. Thanks so much for being a friend.
Hugs,
Jeannie


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