99.% of writers struggle with that beast, structure. If you’re one of them, take heart; Jenna is BACK at Grub Street with her ever-popular How To Outline Your Novel Seminar. Jenna will share her tips and hacks, and participants will work on outlines for their books and find structure strategies that work for them. To register: PLEASE CLICK HERE.
Jenna will present, discuss, and sign The Lost Family for Hadassah Northeast in Newton Center, MA.
To open the 2019 Concord Festival of Authors, Jenna will present The Lost Family and talk about writing in—as Walter Cronkite says in the novel—”tumultuous times, Mr. Rashkin, tumultuous times.”
Public speaking is one of the top ten phobias—especially for writers. If you qualify at the thought of giving a reading for your novel, you’re not alone, and luckily, there’s help. As a professional speaker, Jenna has visited 800+ book clubs for her 1st novel alone & travels nationally and internationally to speak about her writing—and she’s going to share her tips and hacks for GIVING A GOOD READING with you—one your audience, and even you, might love. To register, please CLICK HERE.
Jenna will be in conversation with Erin Almond, launching Erin’s debut novel WITCHES’ DANCE, about a young violinist who falls under the spell of a man who believes himself to be the reincarnation of Paganini, at Belmont Books. Violin performance, wine, & snacks included!
Jenna will present, discuss, and sign The Lost Family at the Worcester, MA JCC.
Jenna will present, discuss, and sign The Lost Family at the JCA of Southern Maine in Portland, ME.
Jenna will present her novels & discuss writing at the Literary Afternoon hosted by the Adolph & Rose Levis Sandler JCC in Boca Raton, FL.
Jenna will present, discuss, and sign The Lost Family at the Galbut Family JCC in Miami, FL.
Jenna will present The Lost Family, take questions, and sign her novels at Woodfield Country Club in Boca Raton, FL.
Jenna will present, discuss, and sign The Lost Family at the Springfield, MA JCC.
Jenna will present, discuss, and sign The Lost Family at her first event in Canada!, courtesy of Congregation Shaar Hashomayim.
Jenna will present, discuss, and sign The Lost Family at the Book Fair hosted by Beth-El Synagogue and Levin JCC in Durham, NC.
Jenna will present, discuss, & sign The Lost Family at the Har Zion Temple in west Philadelphia, PA for the “Open A Book…Open Your Mind” author series. There will be a reception after the presentation, so please join us!
Jenna will read, discuss and sign The Lost Family at Tatnuck Books & Cafe in Westborough, MA.
Jenna will present The Lost Family, sign books, and take Q&A at the Roth Family JCC in Orlando, FL.
Jenna will lead a writing workshop: High Voltage! Channeling Emotion Into Writing, for the Write to Unite writing retreat in historic Concord, MA. All proceeds benefit organizations helping migrant children at our borders. To participate, please click here.
Jenna will present The Lost Family at the Rye Beach Club for a book group discussion and signing.
Join Jenna & 5-time Agatha Award winner/ television personality Hank Phillips Ryan for Authors’ Night at Stellina restaurant, where Jenna and Hank will talk about The Lost Family and Hank’s newest novel TRUST ME.
Please join Jenna and her friends Ron MacLean and Whitney Scharer in the library at Explorateur for a triple book reading—THE LOST FAMILY, Ron’s new story collection WE MIGHT AS WELL SET THINGS ON FIRE, and Whitney’s THE AGE OF LIGHT. There will be fiery cocktails, Baked Alaska, and of course a flaming Masha Torte. This event will be LIT!
Please join Jenna for a Lost Family presentation--& cooking demo! Jenna will get her Julia Child on to recreate an item from one of The Lost Family's menus (hopefully without *too* much rum).
Jenna will discuss writerly obsessions—including those in The Lost Family and Those Who Save Us—with Randy Susan Meyers, author of Waisted, at the Vilna Shul, the oldest synagogue in Boston. (Which Jenna looked at every day while writing Those Who Save Us, since she lived right across the street!)
CALLING ALL BOOK CLUBS!, foodies, and readers who love food, books, cocktails, conversation….Jenna is hosting a supper club LIVE from her apartment on the Facebook TV Page Book Studio 16 with novelist Whitney Scharer, author of The Age of Light. Jenna and Whitney will answer all the questions you ever wanted to know but were afraid to ask writers while hosting a drink-off between The Lost Family Cocktail and The Devil Inside Cocktail, from Whitney’s novel—vote for your favorite! They’ll also feature food from The Lost Family’s menu and The Age of Light. Recipes will be provided—of course. To come to the party please CLICK HERE. CinCin!
THE LOST FAMILY PAPERBACK LAUNCH! + Launch of Jane Green's THE FRIENDS WE KEEP | An Unlikely Story, MA
Jenna will launch the paperback of The Lost Family in conversations with New York Times bestselling author Jane Green, who will be introducing her latest novel, The Friends We Keep. Please join us to celebrate—and bring your book clubs! Appetizers and cocktails from both books will be served.
Jenna and fellow historical fiction novelist Whitney Scharer will discuss their books--The Lost Family and Scharer's The Age Of Light--at a private brunch in Sudbury, MA. Please email Jenna if you wish to attend!
Please join Jenna and an all-star lineup of New England authors at the Newburyport Literary Festival, Newburyport MA.
9 AM: The Lost Family Presentation
2:30 PM: A Readable Feast: Food in Fiction. Jenna will discuss the importance of food in her books with sister novelists Louise Miller and Miriam Parker.
Jenna will present on two panels Saturday, April 20 at the Unbound Book Festival:
WWII Fiction, including Those Who Save Us and The Lost Family, a conversation with Lynda Cohen Loigman, author of The Wartime Sisters;
The Craft of Writing, a panel discussion with Christopher Castellani, author of Leading Men, and Crystal Wilkinson, author of The Birds of Opulence.
Stay tuned for specific time and location! For more information about Unbound Book Festival, PLEASE CLICK HERE.
Jenna will present The Lost Family in conversation about trauma’s effects in life and fiction with Sylvia Ruth Gutmann, Holocaust survivor and author of A Life Rebuilt.
Jenna will present, discuss, and sign The Lost Family in her childhood home state of New Jersey in the JCC of Central NJ, Scotch Plains.
Please join Jenna at one of her favorite events of the year: the Grub Street Muse & Marketplace Literary Conference!, hosted by the writing school Jenna has taught workshops for since 1997 and voted the Top Writers’ Conference in the country by The Writer Magazine.
For more information about the marvelous and magical Muse, please click HERE.