Jennifer began her writing career as a journalist. She graduated from California State University, Fresno with a degree in journalism and worked as a crime reporter for the Fresno Bee.

 

     Interested in foreign affairs she traveled to Russia in the late 80’s and lived in London studying art and literature.

 

     After touring much of Europe the hard way, on foot with a backpack, she later returned to Berlin for a foreign correspondents seminar.

 

     While abroad she traveled into the war regions of Croatia and wrote an award winning article on the women and children refugees.

 

     Notable interviews as a journalist: President Jimmy Carter, Israeli Prime Minister Abba Eban, activist Ralph Nader and authors Isabel Allende and Francine Rivers.

     She has two daughters and lives in Oregon with her pug, George.

(I had to put sweet George down on December 4, 2015. He was the inspiration for my character "Reggie". He was my  constant companion for twelve years and he is be dearly missed.)