J. Lenni Dorner

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Author of the Existence Series.
Fractions of Existence and Proof of Existence are now available.
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J competed in #WRiTECLUB Write Club. The Creative Writing Institute held writing contests that resulted in J Lenni Dorner being published in "WRONG!: A themed anthology 2014" and LOST!: A themed anthology 2017. J self-published "Preparing to Write Settings That Feel Like Characters," in 2015. Winner of the Write Edit Publish Now (WEP) flash fiction "Youthful Frights versus Adult Fears" Halloween challenge 2015 and "Antique Vase" April 2020 challenge. Signum University's Mythgard Institute held a creative writing contest in the aut

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Hazel *Craves the Angst Reviews* Thanks so much for the friendvite J! Hope to chat books with you soon. Happy Reading :)

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Jill Thank you for your friendship, J., and welcome to Goodreads.

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