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Jennifer K. Lafferty

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Jennifer Lafferty is the author of "Rebecca: The Making of a Hollywood Classic" "Offbeat Love Stories and More" and "Knight of the Purple Ribbon". Her fiction has appeared in magazines such as "The Storyteller". She is currently an entertainment journalist for Stack and she writes a books column for Examiner.com http://www.examiner.com/books-in-litt...

She sometimes uses the pen name Jennifer Leigh Wells.

Besides reading and writing Jennifer's other great passion is music. She enjoys classic rock, soul, indie, and dance. Her favorite artists range from Dusty Springfield to Sara Bareilles, to Jamie Cullum.


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I did an interview with goodreads author Amy Metz about her cozy mystery Murder & Mayhem In Goose Pimple Junction two years ago. Now Amy is coming out with a new edition of the novel. So, I thought this would be a good time to share the interview with you again.

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Knight of the Purple Ribbon: Chapter 1 (Literature & Fiction)
1 chapters   —   updated Jan 02, 2013 09:50PM
Description: This is the first chapter from my historic novel "Knight of the Purple Ribbon: A Novel(Baron de Graffenried's Colonial Adventures)" This book, which I based on my ancestor's memoir, focuses on the founding of New Bern, NC in 1710. It includes plenty of romance, adventure and drama. The first three chapters can be read for free on Amazon.
Excerpt of "A New Verse" (Romance)
1 chapters   —   updated Jun 08, 2012 10:46PM
Description: This is a sneak peak at "A New Verse" one the stories in my short story anthology, "Offbeat Love Stories and More" to find out how it ends and read the other stories purchase a copy for just .99 cents
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Anton Chekhov
“Don't tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.”
Anton Chekhov

John Steinbeck
“Maybe ever’body in the whole damn world is scared of each other.”
John Steinbeck, Of Mice and Men

Edna St. Vincent Millay
“My heart is warm with the friends I make,
And better friends I'll not be knowing,
Yet there isn't a train I wouldn't take,
No matter where it's going.”
Edna St. Vincent Millay, The Selected Poetry

John Cheever
“I can’t write without a reader. It’s precisely like a kiss—you can’t do it alone.”
John Cheever

Dr. Seuss
“Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.”
Dr. Seuss

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Brandi Salazar HI Jennifer,
Thanks for the friendship!


message 2: by Jennifer (last edited Jun 10, 2012 06:22PM)

Jennifer Lafferty I've posted an excerpt from "A New Verse", which is the opening story in,Offbeat Love Stories and More Follow the link below to read it. And let me know what you think :)

http://www.goodreads.com/story/show/3...


Jennifer Lafferty Check out my Philippa Gregory article on Examiner.com, http://www.examiner.com/article/phili...


Jennifer Lafferty In desperate need of reviews for my short story anthology, "Offbeat Love Stories and More". I would be glad to loan a copy to anyone who would like to review it.


Susanne Thanks for the friendship! If you like Sophie Kinsella I would totally recommend that you pick up Kissed in Paris and Just the Sexiest Man Alive.


Jennifer Lafferty I just want to mention to all my GR friends that my historic novel "Knight of the Purple Ribbon: A Novel(Baron de Graffenried's Colonial Adventures)" is now available in both paperback and on kindle. The ebook is currently only 2.89 and the first three chapters can be read for free on Amazon.

Thank you

Knight of the Purple Ribbon


Jennifer Lafferty My historic novel Knight of the Purple Ribbon is on sale for .99 cents now through the end of April http://www.amazon.com/Knight-Purple-R...


T.V.  Bagwell Thank you for the add! :) check out my blog with a preview from my first book! tvbagwell.wordpress.com I hope you enjoy it!


Jennifer Lafferty These are the final three days to get Knight of the Purple Ribbon for .99 cents

Knight of the Purple Ribbon by Jennifer K. Lafferty


message 10: by Jennifer (last edited Apr 30, 2013 06:58AM)


Jennifer Lafferty T.V. wrote: "Thank you for the add! :) check out my blog with a preview from my first book! tvbagwell.wordpress.com I hope you enjoy it!"

T.V.

I really enjoyed your blog, very positive. And thank you so much for featuring my book.

If you'd ever like to be interviewed about any of your books for Examiner Let me know.

Jennifer


Jennifer Lafferty I'm giving away two copies of my historic novel Knight of the Purple Ribbon (Audio Version) over Memorial Day Weekend. Send me a direct message to enter.

Knight of the Purple Ribbon by Jennifer K. Lafferty


Jennifer Lafferty My Book Rebecca  The Making of a Hollywood Classic by Jennifer Leigh Wells made it to number #74 on Amazon. Thanks to everyone whose purchased a copy! http://www.amazon.com/Best-Sellers-Ki...


Elizabeth It is really cool that your book rose to 74 on Amazon. Congratulations! I am looking forward to reading your book on Rebecca because it is one of my all-time favorite movies and stories. I'm going to check my library for it now, although I have another book on hold that might come in soon. So we'll see if I get to read yours right away or not. Thanks for asking me to be a friend!


Elizabeth I'm surprised you don't have a current book listed that you are reading ... guess sometimes we need a break ...


message 16: by Claudia

Claudia Clark Hey, I LOVED your book. Awesome!


Jennifer Lafferty Claudia wrote: "Hey, I LOVED your book. Awesome!"
Thanks Claudia,I appreciate it!


Jennifer Lafferty "Rebecca the Making of a Hollywood Classic" made it to #27 on Amazon UK today! Thanks to everyone who has purchased a copy. Rebecca: The Making of a Hollywood Classic


Jennifer Lafferty Rebecca: The Making of a Hollywood Classic is marked down to .99 for a limited time, E-book version, take advantage to the special price! http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/rebec...


Jennifer Lafferty Offbeat Love Stories and More ebook version is temporarily marked down to .99 cents on Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Offbeat-Love-St...


Jennifer Lafferty Special Valentine's promo: The highly rated Offbeat Love Stories and More will be on sale for 0.99 on Amazon through February. http://www.amazon.com/Offbeat-Love-St...

Offbeat Love Stories and More by Jennifer K. Lafferty


Jennifer Lafferty Check out my humorous short story "Jester in Love" on Yahoo Voices. It's a spoof on historical romances. http://voices.yahoo.com/a-jester-love...


Jennifer Lafferty It's the last two days to get Offbeat Love Stories and More on Amazon for 0.99.


Jennifer Lafferty Just a reminder there are only a few hours left to purchase the ebook version of my anthology Offbeat Love Stories and More on Amazon for 0.99. The book is highly rated on both Amazon and GR.

Thank you


Jennifer Lafferty Check out the Jackie Griffy's review of my book Rebecca: The Making of a Hollywood Classic on Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Rebecca-The-Mak...


message 26: by Jennifer (last edited Mar 30, 2014 09:43PM)

Jennifer Lafferty Please check out my new children's book Dorothea Duck and Her Little Companion it is available in kindle format and paperback and free if you are a prime member.

Mama Duck Dorothea and her duckling Jenny have a special bond. They are as close as a mother and child can be. But Jenny is growing up and it's time she learned to be more independent. As Jenny explores the duck pond on her own and learns to make new friends, things don't always go smoothly but her efforts are ultimately rewarded.

Paperback

http://www.amazon.com/Dorothea-Duck-H...

Kindle

http://www.amazon.com/Dorothea-Duck-H...=
Dorothea Duck and Her Little Companion by Jennifer K. Lafferty


Jennifer Lafferty I have noticed that there are many freelance writers on Goodreads and I wanted to share a writing opportunity with you. I have been writing a column for Examiner for over two years and have found it to be a rewarding way to earn some extra money and add to my resume. You can choose the topics you want to write about, news, entertainment, fashion, culinary, etc.

If you decide to apply please use this link http://exm.nr/LAoKtN

Thanks

Jennifer Lafferty


message 28: by Iain

Iain Iain Read my first authored book free! It uses a Creative Commons 3.0 license.

https://archive.org/details/IainssBook

Can I have a review please?


Jennifer Lafferty The ebook of my historical novel Knight of the Purple Ribbon is on sale for .99 cents through the end of the month on Amazon. http://www.amazon.com/Knight-Purple-R...=


Jennifer Lafferty I wanted to let all my goodreads friends know that I am giving away a copy of my children's book Dorothea Duck and Her Little Companion. Enter to win through July 31, 2014 https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/sh...

Dorothea Duck and Her Little Companion by Jennifer K. Lafferty


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