Welcome to my web site. I live in sunny Austin, Texas with my husband, two sons, ages 12 and 9, three cats, and one bearded dragon. I'd love to hear from you.
Jenny is the author of Chosen Quarry, a mystery novel available on Kindle and in paperback.
Jenny is also the publisher of the personal blog IN OTHER WORDS.
The Latest Posts
One of my favorite characters from the series The Wire was Omar Devone Little. I loved Stringer Bell too. Oh, did I love my Stringer. I also loved Lester Freamon, so don’t think I only like sociopaths. But Omar, there was something about him, his complex character, intelligence, that mind-bending scar running down his entire face (the actor who played Omar in fact has this scar, it was not makeup), his often gentle homosexuality, his reluctance to use profanity, his unwavering code (he never … [Read More...]
I’m a little off my game this week, so when, without fanfare, I announced, that there is no Santa, I was not of right mind. I apologize to my children, my husband, and to elves everywhere. Here’s how it went tonight: We sit down to pizza. It’s been a week, husband away, kids pissed off about back to school, Dad being gone, Mom being sick and grumpy, just a lousy week that we’ve gotten through by being easy on the rules and each other with extra TV, and lots of chill time. I … [Read More...]
Not yet a week into a two week stint with my husband gone for work. The days feel longer now. Yes, it’s getting dark at 5 p.m., yes, I haven’t been feeling well, but it’s his absence that makes it hard. Before he left, the kids had nine days off for Thanksgiving, which is insanity. That first morning back to school was brutal. No Dad to drive so Mom did double carpool. This week we are making it on being gentle and doing the bare minimum. After over a decade, I know at least that. When … [Read More...]