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Jen Knox Read as much as possible. Write when you feel like it. Most importantly, write for yourself.
Jen Knox A novel, tentatively titled We Arrive Uninvited. It is very close to complete, and I can't wait to share it with my readers. Below is a short…moreA novel, tentatively titled We Arrive Uninvited. It is very close to complete, and I can't wait to share it with my readers. Below is a short synopsis:

Emma believes Amelia's schizophrenia is a misunderstood gift. To escape her own struggles to fit in at home and school, Emma begins skipping class to visit her grandmother and learn about her life in an attempt to prove everyone wrong. As Amelia shares pieces of her mysterious past, a warped fairy tale emerges and Emma must determine which reality to believe.

This novel is currently excerpted in WIPs.
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I'm so enamored with Margaret Atwood and always have been. One of my favorite books, Robber Bride, makes my ultra-short list of regular rereads. It is not her most popular book, but I love the complex story she delivers with such a digestible delivery. Her work appeals to a sense of living both in life and beyond it, so it warmed my heart to hear of her participation in the Future Library Proje... Read more of this blog post »
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message 39: by Paul

Paul Wow, I'm a writer & live in San Antonio too! Good to see there is a strong community here.


message 38: by Frances

Frances Happy Christmas, Miss Jen! Be careful on the Texas autobahn, wave when you drive through Lockhart!


message 37: by Lucinda

Lucinda Dear Jen,
I would like to thank you so much for being my friend here on GoodReads, which is a fantastic site where one is able to converse with so many likeminded people including authors and readers, writers and book bloggers. I value highly all of my friends on this site and very much look forward to discussing books with you.
Kind Regards
Lucinda x


message 35: by Robert

Robert Thanks for accepting my friend request, Jen.


Anastasia Hi Jen. Thanks for your friendship.


message 33: by Jorge

Jorge A. Thank you Jen!


message 32: by L.J.

L.J. Kentowski Hey Jen! Thanks for the add!


message 31: by Pete

Pete Kelly hey jen thanks for the friend add


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Jen Knox Christine wrote: "Thanks for being my friend"

My pleasure, Christine. It's good to meet you.


Christine Hatfield Thanks for being my friend


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Gary Revel Thanks for the add JEN;

My Memoir - TO LIVE OR MAYBE NOT
At Barnes and Noble

My birth in Alabama, youth, high school-Holmes County High School, US Navy Service, music-Hollywood, Memphis, Nashville, Martin Luther King Jr. Assassination Investigation, recording and releasing the single record of the song about the MLK assassination, THEY SLEW THE DREAMER and more.

Paperback and for Nook Book-Click Here


message 27: by Rainy

Rainy Kaye Just dropping by to say hi :)

//R


message 26: by Milton

Milton Esitubi Mary Anita And The Second Liberation In Kenya Consider reading this book for dramatic entertainment full of African passion and flavour, culture, social life and politics.


message 24: by David

David Katzman I came across this article today. i thought you might have a thing or two to say about it. http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/30/boo...

it's pretty harsh ....


Penelope Marzec Thanks for adding me as a friend!


message 22: by Pamela

Pamela Hey Jen...Thanks for accepting my friend request.


message 21: by Jen

Jen Knox Katherine wrote: "Hi Jen! Just wondering if you know anything about the Pay It Forward group and if it's still in use? I haven't seen any new pick-of-the-monthes since... I think August? Just curious. Thanks!"

Good question. I haven't been so active lately either. I'll ask Charlie about it--she was the one who picked the books each month, so hopefully we can get it back up and running. :) Though she might be super-busy with her new book that's out...


Katherine Marple Hi Jen! Just wondering if you know anything about the Pay It Forward group and if it's still in use? I haven't seen any new pick-of-the-monthes since... I think August? Just curious. Thanks!


Sherrida Woodley Thanks for noting Quick Fall as a "pick." I'm so glad to have found this site--and to have connected with you. Your book sounds interesting--the description makes me think (in a way) of Pack of Two which is one of my favs. I'll be in touch, and you too.


Katherine Marple Hi Jen! Just checking in to see how you're doing! I was MIA here for a while. Are you still a part of the PIF book group here? I've totally slipped off the face of that planet for the past few weeks. Last book I read in that group was Charlie Courtland's. Did you end up finishing that one?


message 17: by Jess

Jess Scott Nice to meet you too :) I reply really slowly -- so many things to do, so little time...hell yeah to Vladimir Nabokov :P!


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Edain Duguay It is lovely to 'meet' you too! :)

Blessings to your Hearth,
Edain


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Anna Thanks! :)


Katherine Marple haha. Glad to hear things are easier for you then! I had a marvelous weekend. Was sad to see it end! But my entire month of June is packed full of fun. Hope yours is as well!

I'm still reading "Dandelions". :) I can't believe that I haven't finished it yet. I still need to read the book of the month! I'm not usually this far behind on reading, but I just haven't had time lately! I saw your review of "Dandelions". I have about 80 pages left to go and I totally agree with your thoughts on it.


Katherine Marple Did you end up moving? Or are you still packing? :) I'm settled in now. Now to get back into the game of reading. I'm reading "Dandelions in the Garden" now. I love the story. Have about 200 more pages to go which I intend on reading this evening.


message 12: by Mystee

Mystee Thanks for the friends :D
I can't wait to get some more reviews up


Katherine Marple Thanks for the awesome review of Okay! I have been kind of out of it on this site lately, but I'm trying to get back in. I moved to a new place and have been living and breathing paint to make it a "home." :)


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Jaree Francis Thanks for the kind words + I wish you much success =)

- Jay


Katherine Marple I saw you marked "Dusty Waters" to-read. Do it. It was a really good story. Not like horror "ghost story", but... it was good.


Katherine Marple yay! I hope you love it! :)


message 7: by Katherine (last edited Apr 13, 2010 11:55AM)

Katherine Marple I thought it was VERY funny. :)
(the double entendre)


Katherine Marple I like the new coloring of your profile pic. I can see more of your face! :)

If you HAVEN'T bought any of my books yet, I think "Okay" would be a good first read. Only because my favorite story is "Wretched" but it is currently in the making of its 2nd edition. I'm just waiting on the proof (which should be here any day now!) and when I approve it, the 2nd edition will be ready for sale.

If you HAVE bought my books already (thank you) and I would read "Wretched".

You might relate to "Test" a lot (it was my first work) but it isn't my favorite. Though the stripper scene in "Test" actually resembles the same in "MC". I laughed at how closely they resembled each other.

So... I hope that helps!

And you've very welcome for the review. It was a great read.

A lot of people say they feel like they "know me" after reading my books. My books are fiction, and aren't even about me, but since I write in the "narrative" and don't name my main character, they think "Katherine" is the voice. haha.

I can't wait to hear what you think.


message 5: by Jen

Jen Knox Katherine wrote: "Sorry it wasn't very in depth of a review (as mine usually are) but I'm just not really being able to focus today- but I still wanted to let you know that I loved your book."

Your review was beautiful, and I appreciate the reading, and the attention... to women sharing our stories with the world--I look forward to reading your works. Jen


Katherine Marple I left a review for Musical Chairs on GoodReads discussion and the book page. Also on Amazon. Good job! I'm glad you've pulled through and decided to share your story.


Nurture Your BOOKS™  - Bobbie Crawford Hi Jen,

Thanks so much for the friendship! :-)


Katherine Marple omg I just noticed your "influenecs" listed at the top of your profile. I LOVE the Golden Girls! I watch them every single day! I have the full series on DVD and have been watching them so much that it's almost time for me to go out and buy a back up set else they won't play in my DVD player anymore. Every single day. Swear it's the truth!
Awesome. :)


Stuart Hello, my dear friend. I hope life is treating you well. Thank you for recommending my book, (as you know) Musical Chairs is one of my - all time - favourite books!

Stay well and happy, Stuart :-)


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