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’s your greatest flaw?

A. I live to please. That doesn't always serve me well.

Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?

A. Martin Luther King, Jr. I'd say, "Thank you for inspiring so many of us."

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 anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?

A. On a beach. It's my place to reconnect with nature and myself.

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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