Author Archives: Elizabeth Jennings

About Elizabeth Jennings

I am an author living in the Blue Ridge Mountains. My first book, The Button Collector, was released May 6, 2013, by PageSpring Publishing.

Reading the Pandemic Part Two: Horror, Dystopia, Film, Text

Over the past week, I’ve stumbled across several essays that use slightly different words to make the same point as this aptly named article–GRIM, GHASTLY & GRUESOME–from the NY Times Review of Books.  “Horror,” columnist Danielle Trussoni writes, “is a … Continue reading

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Indeed, not normal at all

Sometimes I wonder how I would have acted if I had been an adult during the Civil Rights era.  Or if I lived under NAZI occupation.  Or during the Civil War. It disturbs me to think that if I hadn’t … Continue reading

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Reading the pandemic: How fiction informs 2020

I don’t pretend that I’m capable of following all the chaotic plot twists that we’ve lived through during the last 46,000 months of the Trump administration.  I’m not nearly that wise.  BUT I am a reader and that gives me … Continue reading

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Quarantine Counselors in Residence

Pretty much everyone could use a personal therapist right about now.  The news is unsettling, quarantine is stressful, and people are anxious.  Read on to see what our Quarantine Counselors in Residence are able to provide.  Contact your closest Humane … Continue reading

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Last Chapter for The Button Collector

My book is five years old now—a literary kindergartner!–but I still remember the day I got the news that a small press in Ohio wanted to publish it. Even though I’ve been a writer most of my life, publishing a … Continue reading

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Travel by Book (and Film!) 2018

Summer is here and once again my daughter and husband are on a big travel adventure.  And once again, I’m traveling too – by book.  Last summer I visited Nigeria, England and Australia as I read books by Chimanmanda Ngozi … Continue reading

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First Edition of Teach. Write. Receives Notice

Originally posted on Hey, Mrs. Winkler!:
The first edition of Teach. Write. is being featured on the North Carolina Writers’ Network’s Hat’s Off page. The North Carolina Writers’ Network is a wonderful support organization for North Carolina writers. If you…

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“She’s the one that has told me NO!”

WARNING: I consider this a philosophical post, but many may view it as political.   I don’t know why, but the recent video of a Utah nurse being roughed up for not allowing a police officer to draw blood on … Continue reading

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A first for me–Poetry!

Here’s a run-down of my publishing creds: Non-fiction: 99 percent Fiction: 1 percent Poetry: 0 percent Until yesterday, that is. Yesterday, I had my first poem published in the inaugural issue of Teach. Write.  This is a literary journal for … Continue reading

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Summer Reading

This summer, my husband took our daughter on a three-week adventure to Europe.  Before they left, I gave my daughter a bon voyage card that said: Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer.  Okay.  I didn’t come … Continue reading

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