Jennie Shortridge

Jennie Shortridge has published five novels: Love Water Memory, When She Flew, Love and Biology at the Center of the Universe, Eating Heaven, and Riding with the Queen. When not writing, teaching writing workshops, or volunteering with kids, Jennie stays busy as a founding member of Seattle7Writers.org, a collective of Northwest authors devoted both to raising funds for community literacy projects and to raising awareness of Northwest literature.

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Jennie Shortridge
Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. You create your own happy.

Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

A. Huck Finn

Q. What’s your fantasy profession?

A. I'd love to have a preschool. Or a breakfast/lunch restaurant. Or a bed and breakfast in a tropical location. Or . . .

Q. Which living person do you most admire?

A. My sisters, who've all come through the same difficult childhood and went on to raise their own families.

Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?

A. I sometimes wish I could be a smoothie maker in a little shack on a beach, but then I get over it.

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October 18, 2013

Writers are a bit like gardeners. We plant seeds, lots of seeds, and hope they'll sprout and take hold in the muck that fertilizes such things and helps them grow. Like gardeners, we don’t always succeed. But when we do, and the result of our meticulous tending blooms, it feel miraculous. Especially when we get to watch it flower twice.

Love Water Memory goes on sale in paperback January 14.

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