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Jenn Thorson

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Jenn Thorson always knew she wanted to be a writer; it was the C+ in Penmanship that initially held her back. By the age of 11, she'd written her first mystery novel, Key to the Blue Moon, which her secretary-- er, Mom--was good enough to type up for her. It was a raging hit among the two people she knew.

Spurred by her dramatic success, she went on to write other works, an experience that found her cluing into the Mystery genre, flirting with the Melodramatic Teen style, and becoming better versed in the Embarrassing Poetry of Which We Shall Never Speak Again school of writing.

Yet, oddly, no one stopped her from attending Carnegie Mellon University for Creative and Professional Writing. And it was here she discovered that humor was in her
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Jenn Thorson I've always been fond of Agatha Christie's Tuppence and Tommy Beresford and Elizabeth Peters' Amelia Peabody Emerson and Radcliffe Emerson-- and for…moreI've always been fond of Agatha Christie's Tuppence and Tommy Beresford and Elizabeth Peters' Amelia Peabody Emerson and Radcliffe Emerson-- and for similar reasons. Both work as an entertaining team for a common goal, and the focus isn't getting them together but how they operate differently and unite within their relationship to solve a case. It's a partnership in both instances and I really appreciate that. We don't see it too often in books and film.(less)
Jenn Thorson While I was older than the original intended age range for it when I first read it, I loved the world of Harry Potter so much, I STILL find myself…moreWhile I was older than the original intended age range for it when I first read it, I loved the world of Harry Potter so much, I STILL find myself longing for my letter to Hogwarts. The magic and surprises of JK Rowling's world have an appeal I cannot deny. Also, ever since I was a kid, I've been trying to find my way to Wonderland and Looking-Glass Land. I actually got the opportunity to go there in a way, by writing my recent Lewis Carroll-inspired humorous fantasy mystery, THE CURIOUS CASE OF MARY ANN. It was a treat to be able to adapt and dive into the places I'd read about and marveled at as a child, but show different sides of them for a grown-up audience. It was a project that really became a dream come true.(less)
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Heya, folkses! I decided to put all my e-books on sale for just $0.99 now through this Sunday. So if you’re missing a book or two in the There Goes the Galaxy trilogy or you want to try out The Curious Case of Mary Ann, this is a great time to do it!

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Peter Prasad Thanks for the friendship. My CAMPAIGN ZEN is a free download for you and your friends. https://www.smashwords.com/books/view...


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Jenn Thorson You're welcome-- I hope you enjoy your time here!


message 1: by Andrew (last edited Aug 01, 2012 08:07AM)

Andrew Weaver Hi Jenn,

I am still very new to Goodreads and thank you for accepting my friend request.

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