More About the Author
Born and raised in Massachusetts, Jenna began developing her writing craft at age seven with a picture book called "The Cat and the Bird." Made out of blue construction paper, crayons and staples for the binding, her first work was well received by her mother who encouraged her to continue writing, which she did.
As Jenna matured so did her writing, and by the age of twelve she'd moved onto poetry and short stories. One of her short stories, "Mystery at My House," won first place in her school's annual writing contest, Students in Their Own Write.
After high school, Jenna attended Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts where she studied creative writing. After having a few poems published in the literary journal Kaleidoscope, Jenna accepted an offer to join the staff sophomore year and eventually became co-editor of the journal.
It was during her college years that Jenna first developed ideas for her novel Deluded Blood. She conceptualized a story about the last vampire on earth who has to decide if he remains the last vampire forever, or begins a new race by turning select humans into vampires.
Over the next several years, after graduating college and getting out into the "real world" of day jobs, rent and utility bills, Jenna struggled to find time to write. She worked on another idea for a novel, about a fictional town in New England called Zillah with dark secrets amongst three families. Though Deluded Blood's concept came first, Zillah was her first completed novel.
She quickly went back to work on Deluded Blood, and whenever she needed a break from the novel she would work on short stories, and kept a journal of her nightmares. Several of them have been the inspiration for some short stories as well as scenes in her novels.
Presently, two of her short stories have been published, and Deluded Blood was published in February 2012. Currently, Jenna is simultaneously working on a book of short stories and a sequel to Deluded Blood.