Welcome to my website! I’m glad you’re here.
I’m Elizabeth Jennings, professional dabbler. I’m the author of The Button Collector, a novel in stories, as well as a smattering of published short fiction and various other works-in-progress. I also write feature stories for local publications and provide marketing material for an awesome technology company named Equilibar.
Please look around to learn more about my book, read a few of my stories, and consider random, esoteric musings about words, philosophies, and other dangerous ideas.
Praise for The Button Collector
“… a lovely, shifting kaleidoscope of Southern mores and domestic lives.” Susan Vreeland, author of the New York Times Best Sellers Girl in Hyacinth Blue and The Passion of Artemisia.
“Beautifully written and deeply moving.” Ann B. Ross, author of the beloved Miss Julia series of Southern humor books.
“This book illuminates the simple magic of memory and family and the depths to which those quiet moments haunt us and lift us up.” Amy Willoughby-Burle, author of Out Across the Nowhere and editor of Blue Lotus Review.
When Caroline Tilghman opens her mother’s jar of discarded buttons, she also releases old memories. Sorting through the bits and pieces of her past, she learns to find patterns, mend what’s torn, and ultimately connect the things she needs to make her life whole.
Other Places to Hang Out with Me
In the land of social media, I’ve carved out a few distinct niches. On twitter, I tend to post things related to writing and writers–favorite quotes or interesting articles and other nuggets I come across. On Pinterest, I have a board called The Button Collector, which is dedicated to button art, craft, history, etc. On goodreads, I participate primarily as a reader, sharing what I’m reading at the moment as well as my reviews–my shelves include cross-cultural books, speculative fiction, frame tales, quiet novels, and, surprisingly, non-fiction, which I’ve been reading more lately. My book page on Facebook includes a little bit of all of the above, plus funny cat pictures and other items I can’t resist!