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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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Love Water Memory

If you could do it all over again, would you still choose him?

My Life in 8 Words

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Jennie Shortridge
Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. You create your own happy.

Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?

A. I think it might be my wild-ass hair. I try to tame it, but ...

Q. What’s your greatest fear?

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

Q. What do you regret most?

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

Q. With whom in history do you most identify?

A. I don't know about identifying, but my heroes are those who fought for civil rights when I was growing up, whether over race, gender, or other forms of discrimination. Martin Luther King Jr. fills a big place in my soul.

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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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