Jennifer K. Ensley shares how her first book came about...
So, what’s a mom to do, right? Well this mom decided to write a book. My reasoning? If she no longer wanted to spend time with me, I would create something that she would lose herself in. A magical story for the ages. Something that would capture her hormonal-laced attention and focus her back on me. Vanity? Absolutely. I was her mom, for crying out loud. I demanded to continue on as the center of her magical little universe. Thus, I wrote Cursed by Diamonds, the first in what would soon become a six-book series of an epic, fantastical tale of love, loss, friendship, self-discovery, and belief in something far greater than we are on our own.
Thus, my accidental journey into the amazing world or writing—story-spinning, epic world-building. I didn’t know it that day, but the printing company actually makes that new real book I just uploaded…available for the rest of the world to purchase as well. And seeing how this was supposed to be an intimate Christmas gift with a new adventure to look forward to the next year, I added the first chapter of the second book Blessed by Sapphires at the end of Cursed by Diamonds. Needless to say, it wasn’t very long until I started receiving emails inquiring as to when the next book in the series would become available.
And there you have it, friends. Ten published novels later and still writing every single day. The stories flow and my pen is ever running dry of ink.
How did the Christmas gift go over? Well, she loved the pretty new book. Of course she did. But to this day, she has never read a single word of it. She knows the story (because I forced her to listen to the audio) and she gets the first brand new copy of every book I write…but I suppose I will never be as cool as I was when she was four years old. Maybe when they make it into a movie, eh?
Cursed by Diamonds is now free from all eBook vendors and on all devices. Blessed by Sapphires is available as a free download if you sign up at my website for my newsletter.
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And don’t miss my newest story Faerie Princess Loli in the upcoming anthology—Masquerade.
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Jennifer K. Ensley will be attending Romancing the Smokies
March 17-18, 2017 | Hilton Knoxville Airport, Alcoa, TN
Romancing the Smokies, a production by Sweet Romance Author Donna Wright, is a romance readers dream with an Emerald Isle event, author meet and greet, an elegant luncheon, book signing, Masquerade Ball including fun casino games, plus tons of swag and giveaways.
Here, readers get to meet their favorite authors and authors get to connect with readers. We have put together authors from every sub-genre of Romance and even some Mystery authors so you, the reader, can make a personal connection and really get to know the authors whose books you’ve loved.
See full details at our website.
See ticket options at Eventbright.
(the book signing from 2 to 4 on Saturday is free to the public)
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