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, a collective of Northwest authors devoted both to raising funds for community literacy projects and to raising awareness of Northwest literature.

Books by this Author

Love Water Memory


My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. You create your own happy.

Q. What do you regret most?

A. I ended a junior high romance really awkwardly. Nuff said.

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. I am incapable of narrowing it to five. Completely at a loss... it changes from day to day, year to year.

Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

A. I'd love to be a talented instrumentalist. I've taken lessons, practiced, all to no avail.

Q. What’s your greatest fear?

A. Loss of those I love, but . . .that's part of life's rich pageant.

Author Voices

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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